Wilderness and the U.S

  • Authors: Johnson Gaither, Cassandra
  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Publication Series: Book Chapter
  • Source: In: Race, Ethnicity, and Leisure: Perspectives on Research, Theory, and Practice. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. pp.193-200

Abstract

The perspective of Latin American and Asian immigrants on nature and wildlands is strikingly different from the view typical of European Americans. The very idea of outdoor recreation may be strange to the cultures from which many of these immigrants originate. This chapter addresses immigrant interaction with wildlands and wilderness by examining the environmental worldviews of Latino and Asian cultures in the United States. The aim is to assess how congruent these various ontologies may be with European American,Sup>1 ideals of nature interaction and preservation. Implications for managing wildlands and wilderness are also considered.

  • Citation: Johnson Gaither, Cassandra 2014. Wilderness and the U.S. immigrant mind. In: Race, Ethnicity, and Leisure: Perspectives on Research, Theory, and Practice. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. pp.193-200. 8 p.
  • Posted Date: September 25, 2014
  • Modified Date: March 23, 2017
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