Campus Only Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Hung Cam Thai
© 2017 Alice H. Flood
This study analyzes the life histories and present day experiences of female students from a college located east of Los Angeles with regards to their relationships with nature and outdoor recreation. I use data collected from in-depth interviews with eight women. These interviews illuminated the impacts that their fathers had on their early socialization with nature as well as their perspectives on being women in the outdoors. Furthermore, an analysis of an on-campus club reveals the ways in which outdoor recreation is not accessible for all individuals. These findings add to the existing bodies of literature on public space as well as the formation of early adulthood experiences with the outdoors among women resulting from childhood socialization.
Flood, Alice H., "Bring Race, Class, and Gender Outside: A Study of Life Histories and Effects of Outdoors as Public Space on the Lives of College Women" (2017). Scripps Senior Theses. 992.
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