Leisure Studies

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Academy of Leisure Sciences "Like most academies of a similar nature, the Academy of Leisure Sciences is primarily honorary in nature. The organization is, comparatively speaking, simple and informal, there being no organizational imperatives beyond carrying out its purpose. Too, its members commit themselves each day, in their respective environments, to the purposes of the Academy. The Academy, for example, has published one book. Over the same period, Academy members have published more than 200, and Academy networks and forums have been the genesis of ideas."
Aesthetics On-Line (AE) The American Society for Aesthetics and its counterpart, the British Society for Aesthetics, present articles about philosophy and the arts, information about aesthetics events worldwide, and links to other arts, philosophy and aesthetics-related resources on the internet.
   
British Society of Sports History (BSSH) The aim of the BSSH is to promote, stimulate and encourage discussion, study, research and publications on the history of sport and physical education.
   
Canadian Association for Leisure Studies (CALS) CALS is a relatively informal organization of Canadian and international scholars who share an interest in recreation and leisure research. This site provides information on CALS, and links to similar national and international organizations in leisure studies.
Centre for Research into Sport & Society (CRSS) This department of the Leicester University (UK) runs two courses, an MA in the Sociology of Sport and an MSc in the Sociology of Sport and Sports Management. It includes a variety of resources for sport researchers.
   
Leisure Links Created by: Brad Phillips (Salt Lake City, Utah). A list of schools in and outside the USA; research institutes; professional organizations and associations; therapeutic recreation; recreation services and products; camps.
LeisureNet An email discussion list for researchers, scholars and professionals with interests in the many areas in the field of leisure studies or recreation in Australia.
Leisure Studies Table of content and abstracts.
Leisure Studies Journals This is a collection of journals about leisure activities.
Leisure Studies Webpage ANZALS (Australian and New Zealand Association for Leisure Studies). Griffith University (Queensland, Australia).
   
Outdoor Recreation Research Online information on wilderness and natural areas recreation, nature tourism, psychological and sociological aspects of outdoor recreation, ecological effects of outdoor recreation, and visitor education. The page also contains links to other resources associated with recreation and the outdoors.
   
Recreation and Leisure Studies: Resources on the WWW Links to recreation research, academic departments and programs.
   
Sociology of Sport Journal The purpose of the SSJ is to stimulate and communicate research, critical thought, and theory development on issues pertaining to the sociology of sport. The journal publishes empirical, theoretical, and position papers; book reviews; and critical essays. Analyses of sport from diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives are encouraged. Submissions concerned with play, games, exercise, leisure, and body culture are welcomed.