A Handbook of Leisure Studies
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Handbook of Leisure Studies by Chris Rojek
Book DescriptionA unique, international resource for Leisure Studies: in one volume the history, organization and central debates in the field of Leisure Studies are defined, providing a one-stop-shop for students and an agenda for future debate and research academics.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781403902795
(229mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 20-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Chris Rojek
Presumed Intimacy: Parasocial Interaction in Media, Society and Celebrity Culture, Hardback (October 2015)
* This engaging book examines how the ease with which modern social and media networks create a sense of intimacy which can be exploited by media, politicians and authority * An intriguing thesis on how media creates relations where we are constant watchers of the lives of others.
Politics of Jean-Francois Lyotard, Paperback (February 2014)
This edited collection of essays brings together the leading experts in their field of study to tackle many of the questions still being asked about Jean Francois Lyotard. Contributors include Barry Smart, John O'Neill and Victor J. Seidler.
Event Power, Paperback (February 2013)
A critical and controversial exploration of global events. Looking at examples such as the Olympic games and Live Aid, acclaimed sociologist Chris Rojek suggests that these kind of events are really about power, manipulation and social control.
Fame Attack, Paperback (November 2011)» View all books by Chris Rojek
The follow up to the hugely successful Celebrity, this is an analysis of celebrity culture today. In 2001, the phenomenon of Jade Goody and reality TV shows was in its infancy. Now, Rojek explores celebrity engineering, technologies of fame creation and issues of loneliness and uncertainty. It is set to become the benchmark in the field.
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Author Biography - Chris Rojek
CHRIS BARKER Associate Professor, Department of Communications and Cultural Studies, University of Woolongong, Australia KUMKUM BHATTACHARYA Professor, Department of Social Work, Visva-Bharati University, India SUSAN BIRRELL Professor, Departments of Health and Sports Studies, Women's Studies and American Studies, University of Iowa, USA GARRY CHICK Professor, Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Management, Pennsylvania State University, USA FRED COALTER Professor of Sports Policy, Centre for Sports Research, University of Stirling, UK DANIEL THOMAS COOK Associate Professor, Department of Advertising and Communications, University of Illinois, USA CHAS CRITCHER Professor of Communications and Head of the Humanities Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam University, UK DAVID CROUCH Professor of Cultural Geography, Tourism and Leisure, and Director of The Culture, Lifestyle and Landscape Research Centre, University of Derby, UK JOANNE FINKELSTEIN Executive Dean and Professor, Faculty of Arts, Education, Human Development, Victoria University, Australia ADRIAN FRANKLIN Professor of Sociology, School of Sociology and Social Work, University of Tasmania, Australia VALERIA J. FREYSINGER Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport Studies, Miami University of Ohio, USA YVONNE HARAHOUSOU Professor, Department of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece MAUREEN HARRINGTON Senior Lecturer, Department of Tourism, Leisure, Hotel and Sport Management, Griffith University, Australia DAVID HARRIS Senior Lecturer, School of Sport, Physical Education and Leisure, College of St. Mark and St. John, Plymouth, UK OTHELLO HARRIS Associate Professor, Department of Physical Education, Health and Sport Studies, Miami University of Ohio, USA LAWRENCE HAWORTH Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada KARLA A. HENDERSON Professor, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, North Carolina State University, USA BENJAMIN K. HUNNICUTT Professor, Department of Leisure Studies, University of Iowa, USA JOHN M. JENKINS Associate Professor of Leisure and Tourism Studies, University of Newcastle, Australia CHRIS JENKS Professor of Sociology and Vice-Chancellor, Brunel University, London UK DOUGLAS A. KLEIBER Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Department of Counseling and Human Development, University of Georgia, USA ROB LYNCH Professor of Leisure and Tourism Studies and Dean of the Faculty of Business, University of Sydney, Australia ROGER C. MANNELL Psychologist and Professor of Leisure Studies, Health Studies and Gerontology, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada ALISON PEDLAR Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada JOHN J. PIGRAM Adjunct Professor, Centre for Ecological Economics and Water Policy Research, University of New England, Australia DAVID ROWE Director and Professor, Centre for Cultural Research, University of Newcastle, Australia JULIET B. SCHOR Professor, Department of Sociology, Boston College, USA ATARA SIVAN Professor, Department of Education Studies, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong MARIANNE STAEMPFLI Assistant Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, Brock University, Canada ROBERT A. STEBBINS Faculty Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Calgary, USA DEBORAH STEVENSON Associate Professor and Director of the Cultural Industries and Practices Research Centre, University of Newcastle, Australia HUGO VAN DER POEL Educational Director, Department of Social-Cultural Sciences, Tilberg University, The Netherlands JIRI ZUZANEK Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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