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    Author(s): Kim Uhlik
    Date: 2008
    Source: In: LeBlanc, Cherie; Vogt, Christine, comps. Proceedings of the 2007 northeastern recreation research symposium; 2007 April 15-17; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 32-37.
    Publication Series: Other
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    The field of leisure studies has been developing a body of theory since the late 1960s, but construction of an overarching, unified theory of leisure remains an elusive goal (Bedini and Wu, 1994; Brown, Dyer, & Whatey, 1973; Burdge, 1983; Edginton, Hudson, & Lankford, 2001; Henderson, 1994; Henderson, Presley & Bialeschki, 2004; Hendricks & Burdge, 1972; Jackson, 2004; Jordan & Rowland, 1999; Samdahl & Kelly, 1999; Uhlik, 2006a, 2006b, 2007). Thirteen years ago, La Page (1994) presciently observed, "Although rarely recognized as such, [the] guiding principle [of partnerships] is what makes us unique as a profession" (p. 32). What La Page realized was that, irrespective of legal considerations, each partnership represents a potentially transformative "social contract." Given that the attributes of any particular partnership are smaller-scale imitations of the surrounding society's characteristics, a theory of partnership as a social contract serves as the crucial context from which a theory of leisure can be derived.

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    Uhlik, Kim. 2008. Toward a theory of partnership as context for a theory of leisure. In: LeBlanc, Cherie; Vogt, Christine, comps. Proceedings of the 2007 northeastern recreation research symposium; 2007 April 15-17; Bolton Landing, NY. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-23. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 32-37.

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