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Robert A. Stebbins
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Robert Cyril Stebbins (March 31, 1915 – September 23, 2013) was an American herpetologist and illustrator known for his field guides and popular books as well as his studies of reptiles and amphibians. His Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, first published in 1966, is still considered the definitive reference of its kind, owing to both the quality of the illustrations and the comprehensiveness of the text.

Robert Stebbins is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Sociology, The University of Calgary. One of his current book projects is Leisure’s Legacy: Challenging the Commonsense View of Free Time.

Robert A. Stebbins believes that leisure fosters positive development in both the individual and community. Progress through free-time activity may sometimes be hard to grasp because of the all-too-common manifestations of deviant behavior from schoolyard bullying to date rape. Despite these examples, the vast majority of leisure activities often have profound, positive consequences for participants and society.

Sociology of leisure or leisure sociology is the study of how humans organize their free time. Leisure includes a broad array of activities, such as sport, tourism, and the playing of games

Sociology of leisure or leisure sociology is the study of how humans organize their free time. Leisure includes a broad array of activities, such as sport, tourism, and the playing of games. The sociology of leisure is closely tied to the sociology of work, as each explores a different side of the work-leisure relationship. More recent studies in the field move away from the work-leisure relationship and focus on the relation between leisure and culture. Stebbins calls this "Positive Sociology," the study of. .Among the basic concepts in the sociology of leisure are activity and human agency. Stebbins calls this "Positive Sociology," the study of what people do to organize their lives such that they become substantially rewarding, satisfying, and fulfilling. Western society has many challenges: crime, drug addiction, urban pollution, daily stress, domestic violence, and overpopulation. Significant levels of success in avoiding these problems brings a noticeable measure of tranquility, but it does not necessarily generate a positive life. The centrality of positive activity is one of its hallmarks and separates it from other social science specialties.

Sociology : The Study of Society. By (author) Dr Robert A Stebbins. AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Leisure Studies: the Happy Science. Turning to sociology, note that the study of serious leisure roots, in part, in the failure of modern sociologists to view leisure as a distinctive aspect of society and social life

Leisure Studies: the Happy Science. activity (Stebbins, 2006a, pp. 1-2) is a set of interrelated actions or steps that must be followed to achieve an outcome or product that the participant in the larger leisure activity finds attractive. Turning to sociology, note that the study of serious leisure roots, in part, in the failure of modern sociologists to view leisure as a distinctive aspect of society and social life. In 1974 I could find no sociological definitions of amateur and hobbyist and no recognition in sociology (the discipline I was trained in) of the unique role and status played by those who pursue amateur and hobbyist activities.

He was elected Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences in 1996 and, in 1999, elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; and has been a member of LSA since 1995.

Leisure Reflections No. 28 LEISURE AND HAPPINESS Robert A. Stebbins Professor Robert A. Stebbins, with over 35 years in leisure studies, has pioneered the ideas of ‘serious leisure’, ‘casual leisure’, ‘projectbased leisure’ and ‘optimal leisure’. He is currently Faculty Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Calgary. He was elected Fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences in 1996 and, in 1999, elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada; and has been a member of LSA since 1995.