Breaking boundaries and barriers

future directions in cross- cultural research

M. T. Allison

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Abstract

The level and degree of understanding of the nature and meaning of leisure in the lives of blacks, native-Americans, Hispanics, and other ethnic minority populations within the United States is lacking. Most research to date has utilized a social aggregate approach to the study of ethnic/racial differentiation; such research overlooks the dynamics and complexity of ethnicity within poly-ethnic, pluralistic societies. The objectives of this article are: 1) to present an overview of the types of research which have been conducted among ethnic/racial populations within the US; 2) to discuss several ideological and theoretical assumptions which underlie such approaches; and 3) to present several alternative theoretical and methodological approaches might prove more meaningful in attempts to understand the dynamics of cultural diversity. -Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)247-259
Number of pages13
JournalLeisure Sciences
Volume10
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1988

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Breaking boundaries and barriers : future directions in cross- cultural research. / Allison, M. T.

In: Leisure Sciences, Vol. 10, No. 4, 1988, p. 247-259.

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