This study pulls together the findings of Dr Stebbin's research programme on leisure. It presents his basic theory on serious leisure as well as his analysis of casual leisure, identifying deviant leisure as falling into either group.
Part 1 the basic properties: serious leisure - an overview; the liberal arts hobbies; career volunteering; casual leisure. Part II Elaborations and extensions: cultural tourism; leisure and selfishness; leisure education. Part III Research and issues: recent theory and research; current issues. Part IV The twenty-first century: the job-reduced future; new directions in research.