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Journal of Leisure Research
The Journal of Leisure Research is the official refereed publication of the National Recreation and Park Association in cooperation with The University of Illinois and Sagamore Publishing LLC. The Journal is devoted to original investigations that contribute new knowledge and understanding to the field of leisure studies.  

In partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, Sagamore Publishing LLC is excited to announce the release of the
Journal of Leisure Research Vol. 45 No. 1, 2013.

Special Announcement
The Journal of Leisure Research Associate Editors' Board voted to make the first issue of JLR a special issue devoted to the Leisure Research Symposium. The Board decided this would occur every year, and as a result, Sagamore Publishing has agreed to publish five issues per year. Included in this special issue is an introduction to the 2012 George Butler Lecture by the two co-chairs of the Leisure Research Symposium, Monika Stodolska and Jason Bocarro. The 2012 George Butler Lecture was given by Robert Garc´┐Ża with a focus on using leisure to promote social justice change. His invited paper is included in this special issue.

Selected research papers from the Leisure Research Symposium are also included in this special issue. Authors of the top-rated submissions were asked to submit full papers for publication consideration. From these eight submissions, four papers were accepted for publication. The regular standards and procedures of a blind peer-reviewed process were applied to these papers.

The George Butler Lecture and the research papers presented at the Leisure Research Symposium often stimulate relevant and timely research trends and topics. An annual special issue devoted to the Leisure Research Symposium will bring these ideas to a broader audience and will help highlight this research.


Kimberly J. Shinew

JLR Editor

In This Issue

Table of Contents


Researcher and Advocate: Using Research to Promote Social Justice Change


Diana C. Parry, Troy D. Glover, Caitlin M. Mulcahy

Liza Berdychevsky, Galit Nimrod, Douglas A. Kleiber, Heather J. Gibson

Michelle Gacio Harrolle, Myron F. Floyd, Jonathan M. Casper, Katharine M. Kelley, Candice M. Bruton

Alan Ewert, Ken Gilbertson, Yuan-Chun Luo, Alison Voight

Call for Editor
Applications are now being accepted for the position of editor for the Journal of Leisure Research for a three-year term from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2016. The new editor will begin receiving manuscripts during the fall of 2013. The position is voluntary in nature but requires institutional support. A small stipend is included to help cover expenses.
Call for Papers: Special Issue of the Journal of Leisure Research

Intersections between Social and Environmental Justice and Leisure Research: A Call for Action

A special issue of the Journal of Leisure Research focused on social and environmental justice will be published in July, 2014. Researchers are invited to submit manuscripts that consider issues of social and environmental justice within perspectives of recreation and leisure. The deadline for manuscript submission is June 30, 2013.
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Kimberly J. Shinew
  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Associate Editors 

Kostas Alexandris

   University of Thessaloniki

Denise Anderson

   Clemson University

Bill Borrie

   University of Montana

Michael B. Edwards

   Texas A&M University

Myron F. Floyd

   North Carolina State University

Troy D. Glover

   University of Waterloo

Yoshitaka Iwasaki

   Temple University

Kandy James

   Edith Cowan University

Megan C. Janke

   University of South Florida Polytechnic

Lilian M. Jonas

   Jonas Consulting

B. Dana Kivel
   California State University, Sacramento
Xiang (Robert) Li
   University of South Carolina
Bryan P. McCormick
   Indiana University
Sarah Nicholls
   Michigan State University
Chi-Ok Oh
   Michigan State University
Karen Paisley
   University of Utah
Diana Parry
   University of Waterloo
Jennifer Piatt
   Indiana University
Randall S. Rosenberger
   Oregon State University
David Scott
   Texas A&M University
C. Scott Shafer
   Texas A&M University
Erin Sharpe
   Brock University
Kindal Shores
   East Carolina University
Julie Son
   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Sonja A. Wilhelm Stanis
   University of Missouri
William P. Stewart
   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Monika Stodolska
   University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Dawn E. Trussell
   Brock University
Christine A. Vogt
   Michigan University
Gordon J. Walker
   University of Alberta
Dave D. White
   Arizona State University
Mary Sara Wells
   University of Utah
Ramon B. Zabriskie
   Brigham Young University

The Journal of Leisure Research is managed by Sagamore Publishing and published five times a year.  Subscribers receive a printed journal and full online access to the online archive.