Running Header: A Reflection on Seeking Judgment Free Spaces
A Reflection on Seeking Judgment Free Spaces
The article in review, Seeking Judgment Free Spaces: Poverty, Leisure, and Social Inclusion, delves into the definition of leisure time for people who are less fortunate. The study also addresses the developing of “judgment free spaces”. This article takes a deeper look into what kind of leisure activities are offered to people living in poverty, homeless, or who are at risk of being homeless. The authors, Dawn E. Trussell and Heather Mair, also discuss a need for more opportunities within the community for these people to participate in leisure, without fear of judgment from the community.
A Brief Review
Throughout the passed couple decades, poverty has crept its way to the forefront of both Canadian and US social issues. Poverty is pretty much universal, affecting every solitary community. The authors Trussell and Mair present material that examines and attempts to explain the experiences with and personal definitions of leisure for people living in the different classifications of poverty. The classifications of poverty, according to the author, include “literal homelessness”, “hidden homelessness”, and “imminent risk of being homeless” (Mair, Tressell, p. 515). Furthermore, the researchers sought to discover the roles service organizations, such as the YWCA, play in the lives of these poverty-stricken people.
Methods and Project Design
The research for this article, quite investigative, was performed in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. This region, according to the text, is not what one would call a struggling area. The research was conducted in the form of face to face interviews with the participants. These participants were selected individuals out of the half a million people that inhabit the region of Waterloo. The study was focused on these people, who are struggling with poverty to varying extents, and their personal...