This volume aims to map out the complex relationships leisure has with notions of place and space in contemporary life. Illustrating the transdisciplinarity of this key feature of leisure studies, it explores how leisure places and spaces affect personal, social and collective identities.
Sean Gammon is Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire, UK. He has been actively researching in the area of sport tourism for three decades; primarily focusing on sport tourist customer motivation, and nostalgia and heritage. He is co-editor, with Sam Elkington, of Contemporary Perspectives in Leisure (2014).
Sam Elkington is Senior Lecturer in Sport Management at Northumbria University, UK. Sam's research reflects his interests in philosophical and social psychological dimensions of space and place, as well as theorising various aspects of the Serious Leisure Perspective. He is co-author of The Serious Leisure Perspective: An Introduction (with Robert Stebbins, 2014).
1. Introduction Reading Landscapes: Articulating a non-essentialist Representation of Space, Place and Identity; Sam Elkington and Sean Gammon 2. Unravelling Space and Landscape in Leisure's Identities; David Crouch 3. Disturbance and Complexity in Urban Places: The Everyday Aesthetics of Leisure; Sam Elkington 4. The Social Dynamics of Space Constructions and Leisure Lifestyles; Anna Cunha Pereira and Jonathan Long 5. Zombie Places? Pop Up Leisure and Re-Animated Urban Landscapes; Brett D. Lashua 6. Last Resting places? Recreational spaces? Or Thanatourism attractions? The Future of Historic Cemeteries and Churchyards in Europe; Tony Seaton, Magda North and Gabriela Gajda 7. Animating Public Space; Troy D. Glover 8. Sport Tourism finding its Place?; Sean Gammon 9. Youth Leisure, Places, Spaces and Identity; Joan Abbott-Chapman and Margaret Robertson 10. Phenomenology and Extreme Sports in Natural Landscapes; Eric Brymer and Robert Schweitzer 11. Seasideness: Sense of Place at a Seaside Resort; David Jarratt 12. Savouring Leisure Spaces; Jaime Kurtz and Erik Simmons 13. Weaving Place Meanings into Outdoor Recreation Sustainability: The Case of the Niagara Glen; Garrett Hutson and Ryan Howard 14. Distant at Your Leisure: Consuming Distance as a Leisure Experience; Gunvor Larsen 15. The Lure of the Countryside: The Spiritual Dimension of Rural Spaces of Leisure; Deborah Jepson 16. Performing Leisure, Making Place: Wilderness Identity and Representation in Online Trip Reports; Daniel Williams and Joseph Champ