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Kraus' Recreation & Leisure in Modern Society, Eleventh Edition Includes Navigate 2 Advantage Access

Author(s): Daniel McLean, PhD, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Amy Hurd, PhD, CPRE, Illinois State University
Denise M. Anderson, PhD, Associate Professor, Clemson University
  • ISBN-13: 9781284106817
  • Navigate 2 Advantage Access     312 pages      © 2019
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The Eleventh Edition of Kraus' Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society provides a detailed introduction to 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 that impact the profession now as well as years from now.  Extensive research into emerging trends helps support the text and provide insights into the future.  

Focusing on the ten different types of organizations --ranging from nonprofit community organizations and armed forces recreation to sports management and travel and tourism sponsors -- this classic text is an invaluable resource for students considering a career in the recreation and leisure industry.

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Features & Benefits

  • New and revised Case Studies allow for the in-depth exploration of current issues impacting recreation and leisure now and in the future.
  • New Learning Objectives assist students in identifying key learning outcomes.
  • Chapter 4, “History of Recreation and Leisure,” presents a comprehensive overview of historical trends in recreation from ancient civilizations to the modern day.
  • Chapter 10, “Leisure as Profession,” showcases a new set of professionals and the day-to-day responsibilities of the career.
  • Chapter 11, “Future Perspectives,” reflects the increased influence of millennials on recreation activities, as well as climate change as a focus of recreational organizations.

Applicable Courses

Written for the freshman or sophomore undergraduate course in Recreation and Leisure studies.

  • Introduction to Recreation and Leisure
  • Foundations of Recreation and Leisure
  • History and Philosophy of Recreation and Leisure
  • Leisure in Society
Chapter  1  Foundations of Recreation and Leisure
Chapter  2  Leisure Motivation
Chapter  3  Sociocultural Factors Affecting Leisure
Chapter  4  History of Recreation and Leisure
Chapter  5  Social Functions of Community Recreation
Chapter  6  The Leisure-Service System
Chapter  7  Specialized Leisure-Service Areas
Chapter  8  Travel and Tourism
Chapter  9  Sport as Leisure
Chapter  10  Leisure as a Profession
Chapter  11  Future Perspectives

Daniel McLean, PhD-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, CPRE-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.

Denise M. Anderson, PhD-Associate Professor, Clemson University

The following instructor resources are available to qualified instructors for download

ISBN-13: 9781284106817

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Instructor Manual
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Test Bank
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Navigate 2 Advantage Access unlocks a comprehensive and interactive eBook, student practice activities and assessments, a full suite of instructor resources, and learning analytics reporting tools.

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