By K. Spracklen

This publication develops a brand new conception of instrumental whiteness and rest. Empirical learn is drawn upon to spotlight whiteness throughout a entire and internationally-grounded diversity of relaxation practices. The booklet explores activities participation, activities media and activities fandom, casual rest, outdoors relaxation, track, pop culture and tourism.

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This wave contextualizes discussions of race and racism within theoretical frameworks which enable broader discussion of social and structural inequalities, power, ideology and white hegemony. These shifts also raise the call for the use of more diverse methodologies for examining race and racism in leisure studies. Whiteness in leisure and leisure studies, then, is beginning to explore and problematize whiteness (I would not be writing this book if it were otherwise), but as yet there is little criticality to the problematization of whiteness – or the multiplicity of whitenesses.

2009); the experiences of ceremony for Aboriginal women in prison (Yuen and Pedlar, 2009); and the racialization of leisure in an American prison (Richmond and Johnson, 2009). These papers built on an existing body of academic literature on blackness and leisure. Philipp (1995) strongly critiques existing models of leisure for failing to take account of racialization and sets out to challenge the notion that leisure in the West is something that is unracialized: for Philipp, it is the task of leisure scholars to embrace both racism and ‘race’ to better understand the marginalization of black people in leisure settings.

Or do they become white when they . . acculturate into American society, so identifying with the ideals of ‘American’ life, with all its evocation of race, that they at least in their own mind’s eye become white? ’ anthropologist Karen Brodkin Sacks explores the economic, social, and psychological impact of post-World War II changes in real estate practices on Jewish and black Americans. The intersection between whiteness, popular culture and leisure is rarely explored, but there are some excellent attempts to begin the critical analysis.

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