A case for Race scholarship: A research note

Harrison P. Pinckney, Aishia Brown, Aby Senè-Harper, Kang Jae Jerry Lee

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Over the past 50 years, the relationship of Race and ethnicity with leisure has been examined in many ways. In this article, the authors first recommend that leisure research give attention solely to Race and provide a justification for this recommendation. Second, this article suggests leisure researchers have primarily viewed Race as a variable within leisure studies, thus providing limited insight into the relationship between Race and leisure behavior. Finally, this research note argues that leisure researchers should commit to promoting Race scholarship where the goal is to gain a better understanding of Race itself and then identify its relationship with leisure. Examples of Race scholarship and how it can be engaged by leisure researchers are provided. While evidence of Race scholarship exists within leisure research and should be acknowledged, these occurrences are minimal. A concerted effort by leisure researchers to stimulate Race scholarship is necessary to transform the way in which we explore Race in leisure research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-358
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Leisure Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Aug 8 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management


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