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Theoretical Perspectives of Ethnicity and Outdoor Recreation: A Review and Synthesis of African-American and European-American ParticipationAuthor(s): Cassandra Y. Johnson; J. Michael Bowker; Donald B.K. English; Dreamal Worthen
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. SRS-11. Asheville, NC: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Research Station. 21 p.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionFor 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.
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CitationJohnson, 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.
KeywordsEthnicity, marginality, place meaning, race, recreation, rural residence
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