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Adventure and Equalities

  • Simon Beames
  • Chris Mackie
  • Matthew Atencio
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Abstract

After reading this chapter, you will be able to:
  • Use conceptual language to explain how practices can both exclude and include certain members of society

  • Identify some of the individual, institutional, and societal barriers to inclusive opportunities in adventure

  • Explain the role that adventure cultures play in both reinforcing and removing barriers to participation

  • Identify strategies which can help to make access to adventurous experiences more equitable

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Beames
    • 1
  • Chris Mackie
    • 2
  • Matthew Atencio
    • 3
  1. 1.University of EdinburghEdinburghUK
  2. 2.University of the Highlands and IslandsInvernessUK
  3. 3.California State University East BayHaywardUSA

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