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Conclusion: The Conceptual Composition of the SLP

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One major feature of this synthesis has been its parade of the concepts comprising the SLP. This intellectual procession began in Chap. 2 and was led by the theoretic center of leisure studies in general and the SLP in particular, namely, the idea of leisure itself. Activity and experience were next in line, followed by the basic conceptual framework constituting the SLP. The concept of context and its three levels was intentionally placed at the end of the parade, as an effective way to show how the many conceptual components of the SLP are interwoven. In other words, the SLP treats of leisure at all levels of individual, organizational, societal, and cultural complexity and their interrelationship.

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Stebbins, R.A. (2020). Conclusion: The Conceptual Composition of the SLP. In: The Serious Leisure Perspective. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-48036-3_10

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