The environment, physical activity, recreation and the outdoors

Authored by: Barbara Humberstone , Heather Prince , Lois Mansfield

Routledge Handbook of Physical Activity Policy and Practice

Print publication date:  December  2017
Online publication date:  December  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138943087
eBook ISBN: 9781315672779
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This chapter draws attention to theory, policy and practice of the outdoors, the environment and physical activities. It starts with briefly locating policy and practice within tensions identified in eco-feminist thoughts, it then points to research that considers the ways in which policy is pertinent in managing these conflicts. The importance of education in promoting sustainable physical activities out of doors is considered in light of current educational policies. Finally, the chapter considers the conflicting demands of key stakeholders or communities of people with different interests in physical activity and the land whilst considering land management.

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