“This is an important book that neatly fills a gaping void. There is no equivalent up to date text…[It] should be of great interest both to practising leisure managers and to students of recreation and leisure.”
“George has done it!…this book is a must, a life saver for undergraduate and postgraduate students and a mine of reference material for the practitioner.”
Sport and Leisure
“…essential reading for those involved at all levels in the planning, administration and management of recreation.”
British Book News
Leisure and Recreation Management remains the only book to clearly demonstrate the link between theory and practice in leisure and recreation with the student in mind. Successfully applying management principles and strategies to the actual needs of people, the book gives clear explanations of key concepts and trends within the industry. Every chapter in the new edition has been revised to include new material, and the overall structure has also been revised to make 4 sections. Specifically:
“…much needed and long overdue.”-Tourism Management
|• Part I has extended chapters on play, recreation and the needs of people.|
|• Part II gives leisure trends new treatment and has additional material on planning and government.|
|• Part III deals with leisure providers and addresses the substantial changes to legislation affecting the public and private sectors. Reference is made to the legacy of CCT and the author looks ahead to Best Value.|
|• Part IV has updated material on management, operational issues and training.|
This 4th edition of Leisure and Recreation Management is essential reading for all students at the undergraduate level and should be on the shelf of every good leisure library in the UK.
Contents: Illustrations. Preface and acknowledgements. Introduction, structure and significance of the book. Part One Leisure and the needs of people. Play, children and the community. Recreation. Leisure-towards a philosophy and understanding of its evolution. People's needs and factors that influence participation. Part Two Leisure trends, planning and government. Planning for leisure. The government and leisure agencies in the United Kingdom. Part Three The leisure providers. Leisure provision in the public sector. Leisure provision in the voluntary sector. Leisure provision in the commercial sector. Management. Part Four The management of leisure. Programming leisure and recreation services and facilities. Marketing of leisure and recreation. Organisation of major events. Staffing and staff structures. Leisure and recreation management education and training. Towards effective leisure and recreation management: some conclusion. Discussion. Index.
246×174:592pp: illus.109 line drawings and 18 b+w photographs Paperback: 0-419-22940-X