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This is the authors' accepted manuscript of an article that has been published in its final definitive form by Taylor & Francis Inc., 2019.
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Leisure now involves becoming-with pollution. In this article I work with the concept of “polluted leisure” to explore how to better understand and respond to the enmeshment of pollution and leisure in late capitalist societies. Pollution and leisure are argued to be mutually-shaping. Evidence for the argument is provided through a pilot study of “intoxicated” surfers at a post-industrial site. The study proceeds through a “more-than-human” paradigm. Nonhuman and material agencies are fused with socio-economic (specifically capitalism) and human subjectivity issues e.g. gender (specifically masculinity). A “wet ethnography” – an experimental multi-media transdisciplinary methodology – is employed to notice and articulate the dynamic complexity. It is concluded that that the busyness of pollution complicates leisure discourses that bifurcate nature and society, natural and artificial, subject and object that shape environmental politics, sustainability efforts, and notions of wellbeing achieved through encounters with Blue Spaces.
Author(s): Evers CW
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: Leisure Sciences
Online publication date: 08/07/2019
Acceptance date: 18/06/2018
Date deposited: 11/06/2018
ISSN (print): 0149-0400
ISSN (electronic): 1521-0588
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc.
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