Journal Watch – Call for Papers

Journal of Leisure Research

Call for Papers, Special Issue: Leisure in Later Life
Deadline: February 15, 2015

Guest Editors: Galit Nimrod, Megan C. Janke, Douglas A. Kleiber In 2000, McGuire synthesized and significantly questioned the state of knowledge and inquiry related to leisure and aging and then put forth a challenge for “deeper thought.”

Since then, the number of scholars from various disciplines studying leisure and aging has dramatically increased; new concepts have been developed; and exciting opportunities for dialogue among scholars, practitioners, and policy makers have been formed. Parallel to global demographic trends and “greying” of many countries, there is a growing interest in the extent to which leisure activities and experiences promote active and healthy aging. Despite this interest, McGuire’s call for a deeper thought is still relevant, and scholars must ask themselves what they do know and, more important, what they need to know to have a more complete understanding of leisure in later life.

To meet this challenge, the editorial board of the Journal of Leisure Research is pleased to announce a call for contributions for a special issue on Leisure in Later Life.

The aim of this special issue is to present original and innovative ideas, concepts, questions, and answers relevant to leisure and aging.

Contributions may include critical reviews, meta-analyses, theoretical articles, and empirical research papers related to topics such as

1. Leisure and well-being in later life

2. Later life transitions and leisure

3. Leisure and diversity in later life

4. Leisure services for aging individuals

5. Constraints negotiation among the aged

6. Inclusion, social capital, and aging

7. Older adults’ use of technology and e-leisure

8. Theoretical and methodological advances in leisure and aging research

You may direct questions to any of the coeditors. To submit an article, follow the guidelines for the Journal of Leisure Research ( submissions#authorGuidelines) and indicate in the letter of introduction your intention to submit to this special issue.

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