Focusing on ten different types of organizations—ranging from nonprofit community organizations and armed forces recreation to sports management and travel and tourism sponsors—Kraus’ Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society, Ninth Edition is an invaluable resource for students considering a career in the recreation and leisure industry.
This classic text provides a detailed overview of the history, developments, and current trends in leisure studies. It addresses contemporary issues facing the recreation and leisure profession and focuses on challenges and opportunities facing the profession over the next 5 to 20 years. Extensive research into emerging trends help support the text and provide insights into the future. Case studies have been incorporated into the Ninth Edition to provide additional information on a topic and encourage students, through review questions, to ponder on and expand their thinking.
Instructor Resources: An Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint Presentations, and TestBank are available as free downloads.
Student Resources: Companion Website - Practice Quizzes and Web Links.
- Case Studies with questions designed to probe and stimulate student thinking have been added to the Ninth Edition
- Chapter 10 (Travel and Tourism) and Chapter 11 (Sport as Leisure), were completely rewritten to provide a more in-depth review of the marketplace - including more commercial and economic perspectives
- Chapter 13 (Future Perspectives of Recreation and Leisure), has over 40% new content and reflects the dynamic change occurring in recreation and leisure
- Tables and figures illustrate important and challenging issues & points
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Recreation and Leisure: An Introduction
Chapter 2 Basic Concepts: Philosophical Analysis of Play, Recreation, and Leisure
Chapter 3 Early History of Recreation and Leisure
Chapter 4 Recreation and Leisure in the Modern Era
Chapter 5 Leisure Motivation
Chapter 6 Sociocultural Factors Affecting Leisure
Chapter 7 Social Functions of Community Recreation
Chapter 8 The Leisure-Service System
Chapter 9 Specialized Leisure-Service Areas
Chapter 10 Travel and Tourism
Chapter 11 Sport as Leisure
Chapter 12 Leisure as a Profession
Chapter 13 Future Perspectives of Recreation and Leisure
About the Author
Daniel McLean, PhD, CPRP-University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Dan McLean completed his doctorate in the Department of Educational Administration at Kansas State University. He is an active member of the National Recreation & Park Association, Society of Park & Recreation Educators, Resort Commercial Recreation Association, and the American Park and Recreation Society. He has served on the faculties at Kansas State University, Iowa State University, and Indiana University. He is the Research Director and Project Director for the State Park Information Resources Center, an affiliate of the National Association of State Park Directors. His research has focused on leadership, management, strategic planning. He has served as president of the American Association for Leisure and Recreation and the Iowa Park and Recreation Association. He served as Director of the Cedar Rapids, IA Recreation Commission.
Amy Hurd, PhD-Illinois State University
Amy Hurd joined the faculty at Illinois State University as an Assistant Professor in the fall of 2001. She completed her bachelor’s (1989) and master’s degree (2000) in park and recreation administration at Indiana University, and her PhD in 2001 in leisure behavior from IU. Prior to returning to IU for her graduate work, Amy was the Marketing Director at the Champaign Park District from 1989-1997.