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dc.contributor.authorHewitt, Jack R.
dc.contributor.authorMcEvilly, Nollaig
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-07T13:18:15Z
dc.date.available2021-12-07T13:18:15Z
dc.date.issued2021-12-02
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/626544/I%20didn%20t%20realise.pdf?sequence=5
dc.identifierhttps://chesterrep.openrepository.com/bitstream/handle/10034/626544/Hewitt%20%26%20McEvilly%20%28accepted%29%2003-11-21.pdf?sequence=1
dc.identifier.citationHewitt, J. R., & McEvilly, N. (2022). ‘I didn’t realise the variety of people that are climbers’: A sociological exploration of young women’s propensities to engage in indoor rock climbing. Leisure Studies, 41(4), 559-572. https://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2021.2006280en_US
dc.identifier.issn0261-4367
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/02614367.2021.2006280
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/626544
dc.descriptionThis is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Leisure Studies on 2 December 2021, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02614367.2021.2006280en_US
dc.description.abstractThis paper focuses on the increasingly popular leisure pursuit of indoor rock climbing amongst young women in the UK. Adopting a Bourdieusian perspective, we draw on the concepts of field, habitus and capital to explore the factors associated with young women’s propensities to start, and continue, engaging in this activity. Data were generated through semi-structured interviews with 12 women (aged 18-25), who had been regularly engaging in indoor climbing for at least six months. Thematic analysis of the transcripts led to the construction of three themes: preconceptions of a masculine field; habitual feelings of intimidation and inferiority; and deploying and accruing ‘climbing capital’. The findings indicate that climbing’s deep-rooted classification as a ‘man’s sport’ initially facilitated feelings of intimidation and inferiority amongst the women, inhibiting their propensity to participate. However, having been introduced to climbing (often by men, such as their boyfriends or brothers), the women found that the social aspects of the activity, along with the sense of achievement they felt when participating, meant they re-evaluated their preconceptions of the field. Their access to various forms of capital facilitated their continued engagement in the field.en_US
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://doi.org/10.1080/02614367.2021.2006280en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02614367.2021.2006280en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en_US
dc.subjectboulderingen_US
dc.subjectBourdieuen_US
dc.subjectqualitativeen_US
dc.subjectleisureen_US
dc.subjectsporten_US
dc.subjectphysical activityen_US
dc.title‘I didn’t realise the variety of people that are climbers’: A sociological exploration of young women’s propensities to engage in indoor rock climbingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn1466-4496en_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren_US
dc.identifier.journalLeisure Studiesen_US
or.grant.openaccessYesen_US
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rioxxterms.versionAMen_US
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1080/02614367.2021.2006280en_US
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2023-06-02
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-11-03
rioxxterms.publicationdate2021-12-02
dc.date.deposited2021-12-07en_US
dc.indentifier.issn0261-4367en_US


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