David Scott
Published On: March 11th, 2021By

The Impact of Bridge Research on a Career in Leisure Studies

Professor David Scott (Recreation, Parks and Tourism Services, Texas A&M University, US)

11 March 2021, 3-4.30pm (GMT), online webinar

Professor David Scott has a long-standing interest in leisure social worlds with a focus on serious leisure, recreation specialisation, leisure constraints and non-participation. He conducted his PhD on the social world of bridge in the early 1990s. In this webinar he reflects on the ways that research in bridge has shaped three decades of his work within the field of leisure studies.

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Webinar format

Professor Scott’s presentation is followed by a panel discussion of four early papers that draw on his PhD research from the early 1990s. Each paper is introduced by a member of the BAMSA team. After the panel discussion the event opens up to comments and questions from participants.


Scott, D. (1991b) ‘A narrative analysis of a declining social world: The case of contract bridge’. Play and Culture, 4(1), pp.11‐23

Abstracts of four papers plus other articles by Professor Scott