The disciplinary backgrounds and fields of study within the Department of Tourism, Sport and Society range from national parks management and outdoor recreation to history, sociology, and geography, to urban recreation, sport management, and tourism in all its forms.

Recent Submissions

  • Person-environment fit: Needs and challenges in Antarctica 

    Jaksic, Cyril (Lincoln University, 2018)
    Thousands of individuals are deployed to Antarctica every year to support scientific research. Understanding how they cope in such an unusual location can reveal the factors and dynamic processes of human adaptation inherent ...
  • DIY "worlds" and the co-construction of home and self 

    Mackay, Michael D.; Perkins, Harvey C.; Gidlow, Robert G. A. (2013)
    The question to which this paper speaks is how can DIY home improvement, a central but largely unanalysed element of New Zealand housing culture, be interpreted in social theoretical terms? Many New Zealand householders, ...
  • Sport and society 

    Ryan, Gregory J. (Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and HeritageWellington, N.Z., 2013-09-05)
    As early as the 1830s British settlers were organising horse races and cricket matches. The range of available sporting activities grew with the population, and sport became vital to Kiwi culture. Competitive sports such ...
  • Kaikoura: Tourist travel behaviour and recovery framework 

    Simmons, David G.; Wilson, Judith; Doscher, Crile; Hutchinson, A. (Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment, 2017-03-23)
    Initial recovery focus is on road access (especially the inland SH70) although attention also needs to be focussed on the timelines for reopening SH1 to the south. Information on progress and projected timelines is updated ...
  • ‘It’s a harsh fact of life with the RMA’: Neo-liberalism and the realities of community sports facility development by the private sector in New Zealand 

    Tapper, J.; Kobayashi, Koji (Taylor & Francis, 2018)
    Despite the importance of facilities as primary sites for delivery of leisure and sport services, there has been a scarcity of academic literature on the provision of community sports facilities and the processes through ...

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