Risky bodies at leisure: young women negotiating space and place

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58461
Title:
Risky bodies at leisure: young women negotiating space and place
Authors:
Green, E. E. (Eileen); Singleton, C. (Carrie)
Affiliation:
University of Teesside.; Social Futures Institute. Unit for Social and Policy Research.
Citation:
Green, E. E. and Singleton, C. (2006) 'Risky bodies at leisure: young women negotiating space and place', Sociology, 40 (5), pp.853-871.
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Journal:
Sociology
Issue Date:
2006
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/58461
DOI:
10.1177/0038038506067510
Abstract:
This article explores constructions of risk and safety in the leisure lives of young women. Drawing upon qualitative data from two action research projects based in the north-east of England, we analyse the risk narratives of two groups of young women, one white and one South Asian, in order to ground theoretical perspectives on risk. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, we address the ways in which risk emotions, risk calculations and management strategies are perceived as embodied, temporal and spatially located, arguing that risk is also deeply embedded in social and cultural discourses around female ‘respectability’. Young women share some common risk perceptions and experiences, in particular linked to male violence, many choosing to inhabit inside ‘safe’ spaces for leisure. What is also clear is that taking a risk can be a fun and desirable aspect of leisurely activity, ‘risky’ behaviour providing a way for young women to negotiate and contest dominant discourses around feminine, cultural identities.
Type:
Article
Keywords:
embodiment; ethnicity; gender; identity; leisure; risk; space
ISSN:
0038-0385
Rights:
Subject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 13/01/2010]
Citation Count:
5 [Scopus, 13/01/2010]

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorGreen, E. E. (Eileen)-
dc.contributor.authorSingleton, C. (Carrie)-
dc.date.accessioned2009-04-01T10:52:39Z-
dc.date.available2009-04-01T10:52:39Z-
dc.date.issued2006-
dc.identifier.citationSociology; 40 (5): 853-871-
dc.identifier.issn0038-0385-
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0038038506067510-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/58461-
dc.description.abstractThis article explores constructions of risk and safety in the leisure lives of young women. Drawing upon qualitative data from two action research projects based in the north-east of England, we analyse the risk narratives of two groups of young women, one white and one South Asian, in order to ground theoretical perspectives on risk. Adopting an interdisciplinary approach, we address the ways in which risk emotions, risk calculations and management strategies are perceived as embodied, temporal and spatially located, arguing that risk is also deeply embedded in social and cultural discourses around female ‘respectability’. Young women share some common risk perceptions and experiences, in particular linked to male violence, many choosing to inhabit inside ‘safe’ spaces for leisure. What is also clear is that taking a risk can be a fun and desirable aspect of leisurely activity, ‘risky’ behaviour providing a way for young women to negotiate and contest dominant discourses around feminine, cultural identities.-
dc.publisherSAGE Publications-
dc.rightsSubject to restrictions, author can archive post-print (ie final draft post-refereeing). For full details see http://www.sherpa.ac.uk/romeo/ [Accessed 13/01/2010]-
dc.subjectembodiment-
dc.subjectethnicity-
dc.subjectgender-
dc.subjectidentity-
dc.subjectleisure-
dc.subjectrisk-
dc.subjectspace-
dc.titleRisky bodies at leisure: young women negotiating space and place-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Teesside.-
dc.contributor.departmentSocial Futures Institute. Unit for Social and Policy Research.-
dc.identifier.journalSociology-
ref.assessmentRAE 2008-
ref.citationcount5 [Scopus, 13/01/2010]-
or.citation.harvardGreen, E. E. and Singleton, C. (2006) 'Risky bodies at leisure: young women negotiating space and place', Sociology, 40 (5), pp.853-871.-
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