Research details

Space for inclusion? The construction of sport and leisure spaces as places for migrant communities

Author[s] Long, Jonathan; Hylton, Kevin; Lewis, Hannah; Ratna, Aarti and Spracklen, Karl

Date 2011



The paper explores how sport and leisure spaces are perceived by new migrants and how those interpretations may vary with time and processes of social change.


A review of literature on sport and leisure spaces and related processes of social inclusion and exclusion.

Key issues

Inclusion and exclusion of migrant communities in sport and leisure spaces.


An understanding of how sport and leisure spaces affect people's experience and also how they construct those spaces is necessary to inform policies and practices that could promote the development of mutual and shared spaces rather than disconnected multiple occupations of spaces.

Further details

Resource type
book section
Book Community and Inclusion in Leisure Research and Sport Development
Published by
Leisure Studies Association

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