HOME | CHECKOUT | ABOUT | FAQ | CONTACT US |
 
Welcome Guest [create an account] or log-in:
email
password

Chapter 5 Tacit hierarchising in online communities of hillwalkers

DOI: 10.23912/9781911635932-4946

ISBN: 9781911635932

Published: Sept 2021

Component type: chapter

Published in: Tourism Dynamics

Parent DOI: 10.23912/9781911635932-4921

Abstract

This research explores how Munro-baggers – hillwalkers aiming to climb all 282 Scottish mountains over 3,000ft – hierarchise themselves and others as serious leisure participants. This increasingly popular hobby contributes to Scotland’s economy and profile, but its sparse literature insufficiently analyses the influence of Stebbins’ Serious Leisure Perspective (SLP), the recent reappraisal of Serious Leisure or the influence of online communities. Therefore, we critically revisit the SLP to re-evaluate Munro-bagging. Through phenomenological interviews, we explore how Munro-baggers hierarchise each other, tacitly and otherwise, offline and online, through their activities’ perceived characteristics. Ambiguities and overlaps are explored and the interplay of contexts analysed. We identify factors influencing Munro-baggers’ perceptions of seriousness amongst fellow hobbyists, taxonomising participants by their perceived characteristics of seriousness. Findings suggest that they draw upon quantitative and qualitative judgments of hobby-relevant activities and qualitative judgments of certain ad hominem characteristics. The expansion of the pastime beyond its temporospatial boundaries into online spaces is found to influence the extent to which actors categorise or hierarchise each other and the characteristics used to do so.

Sample content

Click here to download PDF

Contributors

  • David Brown, Northumbria University (Author)
  • Sharon Wilson, Mobilities Futures Research Network (Author)

For the source title:

Cite as

Brown & Wilson, 2021

Brown, D. & Wilson, S. (2021) "Chapter 5 Tacit hierarchising in online communities of hillwalkers" In: Pappas, N. & Farmaki, A. (ed) . Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers http://dx.doi.org/10.23912/9781911635932-4946

References

Brown, C.A. (2007). The Carolina shaggers: Dance as serious leisure. Journal of Leisure Research, 39(4), 623-647.

https://doi.org/10.1080/00222216.2007.11950125

Chayko, M. (2008). Portable Communities: the social dynamics of online and mobile connectedness. Albany, NY: SUNY Press.

Cova, B., Kozinets, R.V., & Shankar, A. (Eds.). (2007). Consumer Tribes. London: Routledge.

Dilley, R.E., & Scraton, S.J. (2010) Women, climbing and serious leisure. Leisure Studies 29(2), 125-141.

https://doi.org/10.1080/02614360903401927

Dumazedier, J. (1974). Sociology of Leisure. London: Elsevier Scientific

Elkington, S., & Stebbins, R.A. (2014). The serious leisure perspective: An introduction. Abingdon: Routledge.

https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315816364

Gallant, K., Arai, S., & Smale, B. (2013). Serious leisure as an avenue for nurturing community. Leisure Sciences, 35(4), 320-336.

https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2013.797324

Green, E. (1998). 'Women doing friendship': An analysis of women's leisure as a site of identity construction, empowerment and resistance. Leisure Studies, 17(3), 171-185.

https://doi.org/10.1080/026143698375114

Guest, G., Bunce, A., & Johnson, L (2006). How many interviews are enough? An experiment with data saturation and variability. Field Methods, 18(1), 59-82.

https://doi.org/10.1177/1525822X05279903

Heddon, D. & Turner, C. (2012). Walking women: shifting the tales and scales of mobility. Contemporary Theatre Review, 22(2), 224-236.

https://doi.org/10.1080/10486801.2012.666741

Heidari, K., Heydarinejad, S., Saffari, M. & Khatibi, A. (2019). Investigating the leisure behavior of Iranians: the structural model of serious leisure, recreation specialization and place attachment. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 13, 77-93.

https://doi.org/10.1080/19407963.2019.1694030

Hollett, T., Phillips, N.C., & Leander, K.M. (2017). Digital geographies. Handbook of Writing, Literacies, and Education in Digital Cultures, 148-160.

https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315465258-16

Iwasaki, Y., & Havitz, M.E. (2004). Examining relationships between leisure involvement, psychological commitment and loyalty to a recreation agency. Journal of Leisure Research, 36, 45-72.

https://doi.org/10.1080/00222216.2004.11950010

King, N., & Horrocks, C. (2010). An introduction to interview data analysis. Interviews in Qualitative Research, 142-174.

Lee, K., & Ewert, A. (2019). Understanding the motivations of serious leisure participation: A self-determination approach. Annals of Leisure Research, 22(1), 76-96.

https://doi.org/10.1080/11745398.2018.1469420

Lyu, S.O., & Oh, C. (2015). Bridging the conceptual frameworks of constraints negotiation and serious leisure to understand leisure benefit realization. Leisure Sciences, 37, 176-193.

https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2014.952461

Møller, K., & Robards, B. (2019). Walking through, going along and scrolling back: Ephemeral mobilities in digital ethnography. Nordicom Review, 40(1), 95-109.

https://doi.org/10.2478/nor-2019-0016

Rojek, C. (2000). Leisure and Culture. Basingstoke, England: Macmillan

Scottish Mountaineering Club (2018). The Scottish Mountaineering Club Journal 2018. Glasgow: SMC Publishing.

Shaw, S.M. (2001). Conceptualizing resistance: Women's leisure as political practice. Journal of Leisure Research, 33(2), 186-201.

https://doi.org/10.1080/00222216.2001.11949937

Shen, X.S., & Yarnal, C. (2010). Blowing open the serious leisure-casual leisure dichotomy: What's in there? Leisure Sciences, 32, 162-179

Stebbins, R.A. (1982) Serious leisure: a conceptual statement. Sociological Perspectives, 25(2), 251-272.

https://doi.org/10.2307/1388726

Stebbins, R.A. (2007). Serious Leisure: A perspective for our time. New Brunswick, NJ: Transaction.

Stebbins, R.A. (2012) Comment on Scott: recreation specialization and the CL-SL continuum. Leisure Services: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 34(4), 372-374.

https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2012.687646

Stebbins, R.A. (2017). Introduction: Leisure's legacy - challenging the common-sense view of free time. In R.A. Stebbins (Ed.), Leisure's Legacy (pp. 1-6). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan.

Taylor, J., & Kay, S. (2015). The construction of identities in narratives about serious leisure occupations. Journal of Occupational Science, 22(3), 260-276.

https://doi.org/10.1080/14427591.2013.803298

Unruh, D.R. (1980). The nature of social worlds. Pacific Sociological Review (now Sociological Perspectives), 23, 271-296

https://doi.org/10.2307/1388823

Veal, A.J. (2017). The serious leisure perspective and the experience of leisure. Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 39 (3), 205-223.

https://doi.org/10.1080/01490400.2016.1189367

Wearing, B. (1998). Leisure and Feminist Theory. London: Sage.

https://doi.org/10.4135/9781446278970

Available

Published in Tourism Dynamics

Hardback format [Details]Price: £85.00Copies / Delivery by post
Terms and conditions of purchase | Privacy policy