Bourdieu and African Americans’ Park Visitation: The Case of Cedar Hill State Park in Texas Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. This study used Pierre Bourdieu's theory of practice to understand African Americans’ underrepresentation at Cedar Hill State Park (CHSP) in Texas. Archival methods, site visits, and face-to-face interviews were conducted with 13 local African Americans. Four salient themes related to African Americans’ under-representation were identified: (1) racial conflict within the field, (2) CHSP as a racialized space, (3) African American leisure habitus, and (4) lack of relevant attractions. These themes were closely related and together showed that perceived racial discrimination was a common factor which explained nonvisitation at CHSP.

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  • 7

author list (cited authors)

  • Lee, K. J., & Scott, D.

citation count

  • 9

publication date

  • October 2016