Women, gender, leisure and place: towards a more "humanistic' geography of women's leisure

Graham Mowl, John Towner

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A growing interest in the role of place in social processes has led to a recognition of the need to incorporate these ideas into the study of leisure and recreation. A critique of the traditional geographical approach to the study of leisure and recreation is followed by a brief review of the geography of gender and humanistic geography literature, indicating the possible contribution that some of the perspectives contained in this material can make to our understanding of women's leisure. In conclusion, it is argued that it is only through developing a deeper understanding of the way individuals and groups perceive different places, with their complex mosaics of gender and class relations, that a more complete, more contextual representation of women's leisure can emerge.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-116
JournalLeisure Studies
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1995


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