Embodying Indigeneity in the Mountains: Creating Inclusive Adventure Spaces for Welsh Women, UK

Jenny Hall, Emma Boocock

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Abstract

This case study examines an intersecting legacy of exclusion in the Welsh mountains, UK, and how this is challenged by Welsh women’s participation in outdoor adventure courses. The research critically appraised how Indigenous Welsh women navigate gender, class, and racial landscapes in mountain leisure to create inclusive spaces. Facilitated by a National Charitable Organization (NCO) that engages Indigenous Welsh communities in mountain adventure, we explored women’s embodied experiences through mobile video ethnography. Methodologically embodiment facilitated a way of capturing bodily sensations and experiences, which provided a language to express those ideas through reflexive analysis (Ellingson, 2017). The findings highlight how women embody cultural identity in the mountains, which contributes to understanding issues of exclusion/inclusion in adventure spaces.
Original languageEnglish
Volume2023
Specialist publicationTourism Cases
PublisherCABI
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jun 2023

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