Leisure  Studies Association  Prof. Scott Fleming,  Chair

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Background. Formed 1975A multi-disciplinary forumArts, countryside recreation, heritage, leisure, sport and tourism. Aim. To foster academic exchange in leisure studies thereby enabling the development of rigorously informed theory, policy and practice.. Organization. Executive committeeProfessi

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1. Leisure Studies Association Prof. Scott Fleming, Chair

2. Background Formed 1975 A multi-disciplinary forum Arts, countryside recreation, heritage, leisure, sport and tourism

3. Aim To foster academic exchange in leisure studies thereby enabling the development of rigorously informed theory, policy and practice.

4. Organization Executive committee Professional assistant

5. Membership Honorary Life Corporate (UK and International) Individual (UK and International) Student / Retired

6. Core activities Newsletters Annual conferences Other symposia LSA Publications Website

7. Newsletter Three times a year Regular features — editorials, news and events, commentaries, reviews and reports. Themed issues — # 76 Leisure and gendered identities # 77 History of leisure in Britain # 78 Leisure and ethnicity # 79 Research methods and ethics

8. LSA Website Launched in 2002 Extensive information on all LSA activities Links to other organizations

9. Conferences Annual events since 1976 Recent themes: 2006 Making space: Leisure, tourism and renewal 2007Whatever happened to the leisure society? 2008 Community, capital and cultures: Leisure and regeneration 2009 Leisure experiences – Participating, planning, providing

10. One-day symposia Recent themes: Volunteers in sport Ethical issues in leisure research Serious leisure Leisure studies and social capital discourse Recording leisure lives

11. Publications Largest UK leisure studies publisher Own publishing house Over 100 titles in 2008 Leisure Studies — international peer reviewed journal published by Taylor and Francis

12. Other links Academy of Learned Societies in Social Sciences Higher Education Academy Quality Assurance Agency Other organizations, e.g. ATHE, BSA, geog?

13. Leisure Studies

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