Migration Background and Leisure

  • Vania L. SandovalEmail author
Part of the Leisure Studies in a Global Era book series (LSGE)


This chapter concludes the empirical part of the book by addressing whether different migrant backgrounds play a role in leisure of the young, financially independent women who participated in the research. It is argued that, for these women, migration is seldom a variable even though migrants might have less “leisure budget” depending on their family dynamics. The women’s cultural background is present in rituals that are fixed occasions during the year and not everyday leisure. However, race or ethnicity did affect the perception of and participation in a few sports as well as the perception of humor. In other words, informants, as argued here, are much better characterized as young female middle-class Mannheimers than as migrants or nonmigrants.


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