The role of cultural context in the development of low-capital ocean leisure activities.

Journal Article

Examines the role of culture in determining leisure beach activities using the example of the differential development of marine recreational fishing and surfing on the East and West Coasts of the US. Based on participant observation, legal histories, and popular and academic literature one location on each coast was chosen, and the development of these two leisure activities compared and contrasted. Variations and changes in cultural contexts at the local national levels were found to be important factors in explaining the observed differential development of these activities in the two locations.-from Authors

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Johnson, JC; Orbach, MK

Published Date

  • 1986

Published In

  • Leisure Sciences

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 319 - 339