Pinch, K. J., Breunig, M., Cosgriff, M. & Dignan, A.(2008). Gender and the outdoors: An international conversation. In Proceedings of International Outdoor Recreation and Education Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand; 21-24 January, 2008(pp. 295-304). New Zealand: Outdoors New Zealand.
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Over the past two to three decades in outdoor education circles, there has been a gradual swell of interest in bringing a gender lens to the examination of issues, theory and practice within the field. Although feminist theory has been subjected to lively debate and undergone sophisticated shifts in the ways of conceptualizing and analyzing gender, much of the literature coming out of the outdoor field and much of our practice is still centered on women and difference. As Bell (1997) so clearly asked, “Has the dialogue on the nature of gender and associated social issues not changed in the past decade?” A group of international researchers, educators and practitioners discussed gender theory and practice in their “neck of the woods” and challenged attendees to ask that question again today.
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