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Exploring Relationships of Trust in 'Adventure' Recreation


Lynch, P and Johnson, P and Dibben, MR, Exploring Relationships of Trust in 'Adventure' Recreation, Leisure Studies, 26, (1) pp. 47-64. ISSN 0261-4367 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/02614360500284767


A central concept in the notion of leisure, and therefore also of recreation, is freedom. In this article we argue that freedom in organised recreation, especially in activities involving some degree of deliberate risk-taking (i.e. in adventure recreation), is preserved through relationships of trust between recreation organisers and participants. This article seeks to outline the theoretical field of trust and to begin to explore the concept of trust in the context of adventure recreation. A recent criminal conviction in New Zealand has highlighted the issue of trust in recreation and serves as a point of departure for the purposes of exploring conceptualisations of trust and their application to the adventure recreational context. Trust does not appear to have attracted attention in the recreation literature to date, yet it may provide a useful means of negotiating the contested terrain created at the nexus of recreation culture (in particular adventure recreation), recreation management and application of the law.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourism management
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Tourism services not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Dibben, MR (Associate Professor Mark Dibben)
ID Code:66204
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2011-01-07
Last Modified:2012-06-07
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