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" ... the systematic pursuit of an amateur, hobbyist, or volunteer activity that participants find so substantial and interesting that, in the typical case, they launch themselves on a career centred on acquiring and expressing its special skills, knowledge... "
The Hidden Enterprise Culture: Entrepreneurship in the Underground Economy - Page 77
by Colin C. Williams - 2008 - 288 pages
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The Barbershop Singer: Inside the Social World of a Musical Hobby

Robert A. Stebbins - 1996 - 156 pages
...is wholly leisure, and about the amateur side of jazz. Music as Serious Leisure Serious leisure is the systematic pursuit of an amateur, hobbyist, or...centred on acquiring and expressing its special skills, knowledge, and experience. Amateurs, who perform the same activities as their professional counterparts,...
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Leisure Education, Community Development, and Populations with Special Needs

Atara Sivan, Hillel Ruskin - 2000 - 222 pages
...to the extent that their deviance has become a way of life. Stebbins defines serious leisure as: 'a systematic pursuit of an amateur, hobbyist or volunteer activity that participants find so substantial, interesting and challenging, that they often launch themselves on a career centered on acquiring and...
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Handbook of Symbolic Interactionism

Larry T. Reynolds, Nancy J. Herman-Kinney - 2003 - 1108 pages
...activity intense and doubly intense leisure, which I define as serious leisure. Serious leisure is the systematic pursuit of an amateur, hobbyist, or...participants find so substantial and interesting that, in the typical case, they launch themselves on a career centered on acquiring and expressing its special...
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Between Work and Leisure: A Study of the Common Ground of Two Separate ...

Robert A. Stebbins - 170 pages
...seems to have become the standard abbreviated definition of this type of activity. Serious leisure is the systematic pursuit of an amateur, hobbyist, or...participants find so substantial and interesting that, in the typical case, they launch themselves on a career centered on acquiring and expressing its special...
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Leisure and Recreation Management

George Torkildsen - 2005 - 596 pages
...volunteer activity that participants find so substantial and interesting that, in the typical case, they launch themselves on a career centred on acquiring and expressing its special skills, knowledge and experience. Stebbins provides examples of what he perceives as casual and serious leisure:...
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A Dictionary of Nonprofit Terms and Concepts

David Horton Smith, Robert A. Stebbins, Michael A. Dover - 2006 - 360 pages
...their tendency to participate in community improvement activities. serious leisure: serious leisure is the systematic pursuit of an ^amateur, ^hobbyist,...*volunteer activity that participants find so substantial, interesting, and fulfilling (""fulfillment) that, in the typical case, they launch themselves on a...
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Teaching with Movies: Recreation, Sports, Tourism, and Physical Education

Teresa O'Bannon, Marni Goldenberg - 2008 - 180 pages
...Commission on Education defined serious leisure as "the systematic pursuit of deep satisfaction through an amateur, hobbyist, or volunteer activity that participants find so substantial and interesting that, in the typical case, they launch themselves on a (nonwork) career centered on acquiring and expressing...
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Arts and Cultural Programming: A Leisure Perspective

Gay Carpenter, Douglas Emerson Blandy - 2008 - 268 pages
...advanced by Stebbins (1982). Serious leisure is the systematic pursuit of an amateur, a hobbyist, or a volunteer activity that participants find so substantial...interesting that they launch themselves on a career centered on acquiring and expressing its special skills, knowledge, and experience (Stebbins 1992 )....
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