`This book confirms David Harris' status as a leading theorist in contemporary culture and leisure in the UK. He offers a distinctive, coherent and authoritative guide to the major concepts and debates that should engage leisure scholars and scholarship' - Dr Peter Bramham, Senior Lecturer in Leisure Studies, Leeds Metropolitan UniversityWritten with the needs of today's student in mind, the SAGE Key Concepts series provides accessible, authoritative and reliable coverage of the essential issues in a range of disciplines. Written in each case by experienced and respected experts in the subject area, the books are indispensable study aids and guides to comprehension. Cross-referenced throughout, the format encourages understanding without sacrificing the level of detail and critical evaluation essential to convey the complexity of the issues.Key Concepts in Leisure Studies:• Provides a student-friendly guide to the key debates in leisure studies• Reflects recent developments in the field, encompassing related work in media studies, cultural studies, sports studies and sociology • Cross-references each 1500 word exposition to other concepts in the field• Offers definitions, section outlines and further reading guidance for independent learning• Is supported by the author's website http:/www.arasite.org/keyconc.html• Is essential reading for undergraduates and NVQ students in leisure studies.

‘Race’ and Leisure

‘Race’ and Leisure

‘Race’ and leisure

The term ‘race’ is associated with the view that there are biological differences between people with differently coloured skins or other bodily differences; no-one needs to be reminded of the political dangers of such a view. The usual alternative, which is to refer to 'ethnic minorities 'is also controversial, however, since, as Sivanandan (1990) points out, the term can imply that people of colour (to use another term) are hopelessly culturally backward or comically ‘ethnic’, and that discrimination is just a matter of cultural misunderstanding. Leisure activities show a characteristic combination of opportunities and discriminatory practices for people of colour.

Section Outline:Forms and locations of racism. Black and Asian people in popular culture, especially film. ‘Jim Crow’. ‘Race’ as a structuring factor ...

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