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Ethnic use of the Tonto: geographic extension of the recreation knowledge baseAuthor(s): Denver Hospodarsky; Martha Lee
Source: In: Chavez, Deborah J., tech. coord. Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research, February 23-25, 1994, San Diego, California. Gen. Tech. Rep PSW-GTR-156. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 45-47
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Pacific Southwest Research Station
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DescriptionThe recreational use of the Tonto National Forest, Arizona was investigated by using data on ethnic and racial subgroups. The Tonto is a Class 1 urban proximate forest adjoining the large, culturally diverse population of the Phoenix. An on-site survey of 524 recreating groups found sufficiently large numbers of Anglos (n=425) and Hispanics (n=82) who participated in our study. Analyses indicated Anglos sought more equipment-oriented experiences, while Hispanics sought experiences centered around basic site services and facilities. The marginality hypothesis and ethnic assimilation perspectives suggested a causal basis for observed differences. Despite differences, the two groups were quite similar on many other characteristics. Management and research implications are discussed.
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CitationHospodarsky, Denver; Lee, Martha. 1995. Ethnic use of the Tonto: geographic extension of the recreation knowledge base. In: Chavez, Deborah J., tech. coord. Proceedings of the Second Symposium on Social Aspects and Recreation Research, February 23-25, 1994, San Diego, California. Gen. Tech. Rep PSW-GTR-156. Albany, CA: Pacific Southwest Research Station, Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture: 45-47
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