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Record number 504575
Title Beyond Ethnic Stereotypes – Identities and Outdoor Recreation Among Immigrants and Nonimmigrants in the Netherlands
Author(s) Kloek, Marjolein E.; Buijs, Arjen E.; Boersema, Jan J.; Schouten, Matthijs G.C.
Source Leisure Sciences 39 (2017)1. - ISSN 0149-0400 - p. 59 - 78.
Department(s) Nature Conservation and Plant Ecology
Forest and Nature Conservation Policy
Alterra - Regional development and spatial use
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2017
Keyword(s) ethnicity - identity - leisure - natural environment - public support

Studies on immigrants' recreational use of greenspace have tended to focus on ethnic groups as homogeneous entities. In a qualitative study based on group interviews, this article focuses on the cultural diversity among and within ethnic groups. We used an identity perspective to study outdoor recreation of young Dutch adults with Chinese, Turkish, or nonimmigrant backgrounds. Results show that primarily personal identities, age, and ethnicity inform recreational behavior. The multiplicity of peoples' identities results in more heterogeneity between and within ethnic groups, as well as more homogeneity between immigrants and nonimmigrants, than commonly described. When immigrants are considered as a homogeneous group that underparticipates in outdoor recreation, individual immigrants who frequently participate in outdoor recreation are overlooked. Furthermore, we show that acculturation does not progress at the same rate among all ethnic groups, and that ethnic identity may be sustained among second and subsequent generations through certain recreational activities.

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