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Title:Interracial Couples' Experience of Leisure: A Social Construction of a Racialized Other
Author(s):Hibbler, Dan Kenneth
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Shinew, Kimberly J.
Department / Program:Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Discipline:Recreation, Sport and Tourism
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies
Abstract:The findings from this study indicated that interracial families are socially isolated in various aspects of their daily lives, including leisure. The primary cause of their social isolation is due to issues related to race and racism. Many of the couples' family members withdrew from them as a result of their interracial relationship. Also, the couples experienced low levels of comfort when participating in some leisure activities while in public spaces. There was not a distinctive pattern of leisure activity among the couples, however there was a distinctive process that the couples went through in selecting activities prior to participation in order to avoid negative societal influences. The couples conducted thorough research of leisure offerings prior to participation to assure that they would be welcome and enjoy positive leisure experiences. The couples also were very concerned about issues of physical and emotional safety while participating in public leisure spaces.
Issue Date:2000
Description:230 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2000.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI9971095
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2000

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