Women, gender, leisure and place: towards a more "humanistic' geography of women's leisure

Mowl, Graham and Towner, John (1995) Women, gender, leisure and place: towards a more "humanistic' geography of women's leisure. Leisure Studies, 14 (2). pp. 102-116. ISSN 0261 4367

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02614369500390091

Abstract

A growing interest in the role of place in social processes has led to a recognition of the need to incorporate these ideas into the study of leisure and recreation. A critique of the traditional geographical approach to the study of leisure and recreation is followed by a brief review of the geography of gender and humanistic geography literature, indicating the possible contribution that some of the perspectives contained in this material can make to our understanding of women's leisure. In conclusion, it is argued that it is only through developing a deeper understanding of the way individuals and groups perceive different places, with their complex mosaics of gender and class relations, that a more complete, more contextual representation of women's leisure can emerge.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 18 Feb 2015 09:16
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:35
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/18723

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