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CFP - AAG - Recreation, Sport and Identity

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  • Alan A. Lew
    *CFP - AAG Seattle 2011 Paper Session * *Recreation, Sport and Identity * Recreation and sport are active mediums through which individuals and communities
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 14, 2010

      CFP - AAG Seattle 2011 Paper Session

      Recreation, Sport and Identity

      Recreation and sport are active mediums through which individuals and communities express and establish identities. The way individuals choose to use leisure time reflects active choices of identity building. In fact, group participation in recreational and sport subcultures contribute to various hierarchies of community. Likewise, the parceling out of community space to recreational uses, be it formal or informal, reifies broader cultural identities. While recreational/sport communities may carve out a space for themselves, contesting regulated use, official spaces of recreation/sport can be used in place marketing.

      Together recreation and sport represent multiple scales of dynamic identity processes, from personal to community. This session seeks to represent a range of theoretical perspectives and case studies to foster conversation on this topic. Possible paper topics could include, but are not limited to: sport/ recreational landscapes, sport/recreation place images, sport/recreational tourism, recreational/sport communities, recreational/sport subcultures, new methodologies/approaches to recreation/sport.

      If you are interested in participating, please send an abstract and PIN to Jillian Rickly-Boyd at jrickly@....


      Sponsored by the Recreation, Tourism and Sport Specialty Group

      For all of the AAG RTS Sponsored Session, please visit: http://www.geog.nau.edu/rts/sessions/2011.html

      Alan A. Lew, Ph.D., AICP
      Professor and Graduate Program Coordinator
      Department of Geography, Planning and Recreation
      Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011-5016, USA
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