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Women, Wilderness, and Everyday Life: A Documentation of the Connection between Wilderness Recreation and Women's Everyday Lives

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posted on 2024-06-05, 04:28 authored by SL Pohl, Bill BorrieBill Borrie, ME Patterson
Past research provides evidence that outdoor recreation can aid in our deconstruction of gender and gender stereotyping (Henderson, Bialeschki, Shaw, & Freysinger, 1996). Outcomes from recreational experiences can transfer into other realms of daily life, resulting in a heightened sense of empowerment and social change for women (Henderson, 1996). Scarce, however, are conceptual frameworks for understanding how and why meaningful changes take place when women experience the outdoors. In examining the connection between wilderness recreation and social change for women, data were collected from twenty-four qualitative interviews with women who recreate in wilderness. Analysis indicated wilderness recreation can influence women's everyday lives in the forms of self-sufficiency, a shift in perspective, connection to others, and mental clarity. Copyright 2000 National Recreation and Park Association.

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Journal

Journal of Leisure Research

Volume

32

Pagination

415-434

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

0022-2216

eISSN

2159-6417

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Issue

4

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

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