Behind the veil: exploring the recreation needs of Muslim women

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Title Behind the veil: exploring the recreation needs of Muslim women
Author Taylor, Tracy; Toohey, Kristine Margaret
Journal Name Leisure: Journal of the Canadian Association for Leisure Studies
Year Published 2002
Place of publication Canada
Publisher Wilfred Laurier University Press
Abstract The recreation needs of minority groups are often subjugated or marginalized when facilities and/or programs are designated to cater for exigencies of the general population. This situation is further exacerbated when these recreation services, by the nature of their provision, informally exclude the participation of certain groups of people. This paper details a research project exploring the recreation needs of one such minority group, Muslim women living in Australia, a predominantly Christian country. The study reported in this paper utilized in-depth interviews with Muslim women, representatives of Muslim womens' groups and recreation service providers, in the collection of primary data on recreation needs and provision. The narratives, which emerged from these interviews, suggest that many Muslim women experience considerable difficulties accessing programs and services that meet their religious requirements, and consequently feel systemically constrained n their recreation participation.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI
Volume 26
Issue Number 1-2
Page from 85
Page to 105
ISSN 1492-7713
Date Accessioned 2006-07-17
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Institute For Tourism
Faculty Griffith Business School
Subject PRE2009-Other Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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