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Outdoor Recreation and Environmentalism: Social and Spatial Perspectives
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Geography and Tourism.
2011 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Outdoor recreation and environmentalism are interlinked phenomena. Historically, they have clear parallels; both emerged at the dawn of the last century, drew inspiration from the Romantic Movement, and were reactions against elements in the modern industrialized and urbanized society. The establishment of the national parks in Sweden (first in Europe) could be seen as one illustration of this linkage; the protected natural areas came to serve as landscapes for the practice of outdoor recreation.

From this beginning, outdoor recreation has been a retreat for environmentalists and an expression of “close to nature” ideals but also a source of inspiration for critics of modern society.  Within this context, this thesis explores the relationship between outdoor recreation and environmentalism of today. The study focuses on how people who express an environmental commitment relate to, and use, nature and the landscape as a recreational resource in contemporary Sweden and is empirically based upon quantitative and qualitative data, including a case study of the organization Nature and Youth Sweden (Fältbiologerna).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University , 2011. , 58 p.
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2011:26
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-7324ISBN: 978-91-7063-358-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-7324DiVA: diva2:411830
Presentation
2011-06-10, 9C 204, Karlstads Universitet, Karlstad, 10:15 (Swedish)
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Friluftsliv i förändring (FIF-projektet)
Note
Fel ordningsnummer (2010:26) är angivet på omslaget av fulltextfilen. Available from: 2011-05-23 Created: 2011-04-18 Last updated: 2011-11-03Bibliographically approved
List of papers
1. Environmentalism and Tourism Preferences: A Study of Outdoor Recreationists in Sweden
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Environmentalism and Tourism Preferences: A Study of Outdoor Recreationists in Sweden
2011 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism, ISSN 1502-2250, E-ISSN 1502-2269, Vol. 11, no 2, 190-204 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-7432 (URN)10.1080/15022250.2011.583066 (DOI)000299872500005 ()
Available from: 2011-05-23 Created: 2011-05-23 Last updated: 2015-12-16Bibliographically approved
2. Places to Go and Places to Be
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Places to Go and Places to Be
(English)Manuscript (preprint) (Other academic)
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-7434 (URN)
Available from: 2011-05-23 Created: 2011-05-23 Last updated: 2011-11-03Bibliographically approved

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