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Politics also refers to processes that involve power

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Politics also refers to processes that involve power, status or influence Shaw, S.M., (2007) The Politics of Leisure. In R.M. McCarville, & K. MacKay, Leisure for Canadians , (pp.59-67), Venture.
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The Politics of Leisure “Politics is about power and the use of power” Shaw, S.M., (2007) The Politics of Leisure. In R.M. McCarville, & K. MacKay, Leisure for Canadians , (pp.59-67), Venture.
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The Politics of Leisure 1) Overt or Formal Political Aspect of Leisure The ways in which leisure is affected by governmental decisions 2) Leisure’s influence on values, beliefs & attitudes Usually covert or a “hidden” form of power that may not be recognized and may not even be intentional
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The Politics of Leisure Who are, or should be, the recipients of recreation and leisure services? Shaw, S.M., (2007) The Politics of Leisure. In R.M. McCarville, & K. MacKay, Leisure for Canadians , (pp.59-67), Venture.
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Recreation, Parks and Tourism Services What is the purpose of our Parks System?
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The Politics of Leisure How do labour-related policies impact leisure? Shaw, S.M., (2007) The Politics of Leisure. In R.M. McCarville, & K. MacKay, Leisure for Canadians , (pp.59-67), Venture.
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The Politicization of Leisure Activities Are the Olympic Games a “political” event? If yes, how so?
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Tommie Smith and John Carlos, 1968 Alwyn Morris, 1984
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Leisure & Power Relations Structured Relations of Power or Power Relations Terms used to “describe unequal access to power and resources for different people or groups of people in a particular society” (p.63) What characteristics might affect a person’s ability to access to services, resources, opportunities and power?
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Leisure and Resistance Resistance to, and/or Challenge of, structured relations of power Leisure as an important site for resistance and positive social change. Why? What is it about leisure that provides opportunities for resistance? What examples can you think of?
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Leisure and Resistance Leisure’s ability to provide opportunities for choice and freedom of expression Leisure’s ability to provide a site or space for challenge societal beliefs and orthodoxies that are constraining Examples: Paralympics, Women’s Hockey, Men’s Cheerleading
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Leisure and Social Reproduction Leisure as a form of reproduction or reinforcement of dominant belief systems. Can be positive and negative Perpetuation of stereotypes and negative attitudes Examples?
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