iLeisure, consumer culture and the role of public recreation

Joe Pavelka

It’s widely understood in academic circles that leisure’s expression has shifted to a consumer focus in the past fifteen years. This is evident by the obvious proliferation of market-based leisure, recreation and park options in our world. We live in an i-leisure world where identity, leisure pursuits and consumerism have become one and the same. What does this shift mean to our recreation and park infrastructure and delivery systems? In this presentation, Joe Pavelka provides practical insights as to what the i-leisure world means to recreation and park managers.

Presentation from the 2013 Alberta Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference and Energize Workshop


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