Gender and serious leisure careers: A case study of women sea cadets

Raisborough, Jayne (2007) Gender and serious leisure careers: A case study of women sea cadets Journal of Leisure Research, 39 (4). pp. 686-704. ISSN 0022-2216

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ABSTRACT A central defining feature of serious leisure is the career afforded to its participants. This paper adds to emerging challenges to prevailing conceptualizations of the career as linear and progressive by exploring the lived experiences of women involved in the Sea Cadet Corps (SCC). By focusing on the plays of gender relations within and beyond the serious leisure social world, this paper demonstrates that women's relations to their career are shaped by the overall meaning they give to their participation; gendered divisions of labor within the SCC; and by their successful distancing from the demands of normative femininity in other social worlds.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: career,gender,sea cadets,Serious leisure, women's leisure
Subjects: L000 Social Sciences
Faculties: Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science
Depositing User: editor sass
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2009
Last Modified: 23 Apr 2012 13:05

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