Theoretical Perspectives of Ethnicity and Outdoor Recreation: A Review and Synthesis of African-American and European-American Participation

  • Authors: Johnson, Cassandra Y.; Bowker, J. Michael; English, Donald B.K.; Worthen, Dreamal
  • Publication Year: 1997
  • Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
  • Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-11. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 21 p.
  • DOI: 10.2737/SRS-GTR-11

Abstract

For over three decades, research has shown differences in recreation participation by ethnic group membership, particularly for African Americans and European Americans. This paper is the first of a two-part publication series that examines black/white recreation. In this first part, the literature and empirical findings on black/white leisure participation are reviewed. The implications of generalizing region-specific theories and findings of black/white participation to populations in various parts of the country are discussed. Finally, implications for forest managers and future research needs are presented.

  • Citation: Johnson, Cassandra Y.; Bowker, J. Michael; English, Donald B.K.; Worthen, Dreamal 1997. Theoretical Perspectives of Ethnicity and Outdoor Recreation: A Review and Synthesis of African-American and European-American Participation. Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-11. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 21 p.
  • Keywords: Ethnicity, marginality, place meaning, race, recreation, rural residence
  • Posted Date: April 1, 1980
  • Modified Date: August 22, 2006
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