To be or to refuse to be? Exploring the concept of leisure as resistance for young people who are visually impaired

Material TypeArticleLanguageEnglish
TitleTo be or to refuse to be? Exploring the concept of leisure as resistance for young people who are visually impaired Author(S)Glenda Madeleine Jessup (Author)
Abstract  This study explored the concept of leisure as resistance to social constraints of blindness. Leisure, because of its relative freedoms, has been conceptualised as a forum in which dominant cultural discourses and stereotypes can be challenged or resisted. A post-structural analysis of the leisure narratives of five young people who are blind revealed that they intentionally used aspects of leisure to resist some constraints and stereotypes of disability. Three strategies were identified: advocacy, redefinition and passing. ...Paginationp 191-205
SubjectRecreation and performing artsDescriptorsLeisure
Journal TitleLeisure studies : the journal of the Leisure Studies Association  
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