Journal of Leisure Research

A journal presenting research in sports, recreation, and outdoor life for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 4, Fall

Critical Race Theory and Social Justice Perspectives on Whiteness, Difference(s) and (Anti)racism: A Fourth Wave of Race Research in Leisure Studies
At the close of another decade on race and ethnicity research we are pleased to introduce this special issue on critical race theory and social justice perspectives on whiteness, difference(s) and (anti)racism in leisure studies. When we sent out the...
Crossing the Color Line with a Different Perspective on Whiteness and (Anti)racism: A Response to Mary McDonald
How do White people construct and redefine whiteness in their own terms and as a means of preserving their social privilege, their place in the hierarchy of power, and their dominance in leisure entitlements? Over the years, scholarly inquiry of race...
"It's a Race War:" Race and Leisure Experiences in California State Prison
... it could go down at any time and usually when it does it's racial. It's not really whites on whites, Mexicans on Mexicans, blacks on blacks. You know what I'm saying? It's basically a race war. Once something goes down, it's a race war. (Mark)...
Leisure as a Context for Justice: Experiences of Ceremony for Aboriginal Women in Prison
Leisure researchers are increasingly encouraged to question invisible assumptions that have shaped our current understanding and facilitation of leisure (Shaw, 2000). Researchers have limited understandings of leisure and perhaps it is time to allow...
Notes from a Leisure Son: Expanding an Understanding of Whiteness in Leisure
"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can change until it is faced." (James Baldwin, 1983) In 1965 five organizations unified their efforts to form the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA). Of those five organizations,...
(Re)theorizing Leisure, Experience and Race
While scholars have pursued knowledge about "leisure experiences, there has been no clear consensus about what constitutes "experience" or for that matter, what constitutes an individual's identity. One way scholars have attempted to examine experience...
Rocky Mountain National Park: History and Culture as Factors in African-American Park Visitation
For many individuals in the United States, visiting a National Park site during leisure time is considered common practice. However, recent studies have shown that traveling to a National Park is not widespread among all ethnic and racial groups and...