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Originally published in 1996, "Pastimes" introduced an exciting new text that explored leisure and recreation philosophy and science, the various sub-fields, and the leisure services industry. This edition is the result of what the author has learned from years of engagement with leisure theory, research, and personal and professional practice. You can expect to find: New chapter outlining leisure service delivery systems; New concepts supported by recent research; More illustrations of concepts through field-based cases, biographical features, exploratory activities, and research studies; Additional definitions of terms; Even new and more photographs. Throughout, the author has tried to use the most interesting, relevant, and exciting information and approaches possible. More than a textbook, "Pastimes" clarifies the connection between leisure and being human.
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Table of Contents

Intro to Sport Organisations and Governance; Planning Function; Policy Development; Foundations of Ethical Decision-Making; Professional Ethics and Codes of Conduct; Influences of Governmental Bodies and Sports Commissions on Sport Governing Bodies; Youth, Sport Governance; Interscholastic Sport Governance; Recreational Sports; Intercollegiate Sport Governance; Professional Sport Governance; Motor Sports Governance; Olympic Sport Governance; Paralympics Sport Governance; Special Olympics Governance; Senior Olympics/Games Governance; Community Sport Support Structures.

About the Author

Ruth V Russell PhD is a professor of recreation at Indiana University in Bloomington. She lectures and writes widely about many subjects, with a current emphasis on the cultural implications of leisure, as well as about leisure as a humanities concept. As a university professor for 27 years she counts as her greatest achievement enabling students to embrace statistics as an important professional tool. For fun, her leisure passions are reading, boating, trekking, and camping.

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