Pendergast, S., 2004, Social inclusion involving people from ethnic minorities in the Peak District National Park, England, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Pendergast, S.
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : Social, cultural and governmental drivers call for greater engagement with all areas of the wider community in the delivery and enjoyment of public services. Inherent within this are National Parks which were arguably themselves established as part of the vanguard of social change. In particular, the perceived relatively low numbers of people from ethnic minority backgrounds amongst visitors is seen as an issue that National Parks should be addressing. Various initiatives have taken place with mixed results. However, how well targeted is this work? Is there in fact a more complex dynamic, based in social class rather than simple ethnicity at work? Equally, are value judgements being ascribed in assessing degrees of success? Is active as opposed to passive enjoyment a more worthy form? If not, then how do we ensure that passive enjoyment or even total non-participation amongst certain groups is based on informed choice and not simply ignorance?
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: social inclusion, ethnic minorities, countryside recreation, access. [paper 8 p.]