Related research, reports and publications

Arai, S., Pedlar, A., and Shaw, S. (November 2006). Report of Housing Needs:  Federally Sentenced Women Grand Valley Institution Kitchener, OntarioUniversity of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.  

Dieser, R. (2013). Leisure Education: A Person-Centred, System-Directed, Social Policy PerspectiveSagamore Publishing, Urbana, Illinois.

Fortune, D., and Whyte, C. (2011). Re-imagining institutional spaces: The role of leisure in negotiating social change. Leisure/Loisir: 35 (1), 19-35.

Fortune, D. (2011). Participatory approaches to re-imagining women’s social inclusion as social justice: Experiences of community after federal incarceration in Canada. Unpublished Doctoral thesis, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

Fortune, D., and Arai, S. (2014). Rethinking community within the context of social inclusion as social justice: Implications for women after federal incarceration. Studies in Social Justice: 8 (1), 79-107.

Fortune, D., and Yuen, F. (May 21-23 2014). Inclusion through community arts: Transitions in identity, belonging, and citizenship for formerly incarcerated women. Bridging to the Future of Leisure, The 14th Canadian Congress on Leisure Research Conference, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Fortune, D. (forthcoming). Marginalization, Inclusion, and Community Development: Working with women who have spent time in prison. In E. Sharpe, H. Mair., and F. Yuen (Eds.). Community development: Applications for leisure, Venture, State College, Pennsylvania.

Lewis, S, Mowatt, R., and Yuen, F. (forthcoming). Working through difference: Acknowledging power, privilege, and the roots of oppression. In E. Sharp, H. Mair., and F. Yuen (Eds.). Community development: Applications for leisure, Venture, State College, Pennsylvania.

Pedlar, A. (2005). Understanding the work of Stride Circles. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

Pedlar, A., Arai, S., and Yuen, F. (2007). Media representation of federally sentenced women and leisure opportunities: Ramifications for social inclusion. Leisure/Loisir: 31, 255-276.

Pedlar, A., Yuen, F., and Fortune, D. (2008). Incarcerated women and leisure: Making good girls out of bad? Therapeutic Recreation Journal: 42(1), 24-36.

Pedlar, A. (forthcoming). The past and future of community development through leisure. In E. Sharp, H. Mair., and F. Yuen (Eds.). Community development: Applications for leisure, Venture, State College, Pennsylvania.

Yuen, F., Thompson, J., and Pedlar, A. (2006). Volunteering and engagement in leisure: A restorative justice approach to working with incarcerated women. Restorative Directions Journal: 2(1), 22-35.

Yuen, F. (2008). Walking the Red Road: Aboriginal Federally Sentenced Women’s Experiences in Healing, Empowerment, and Re-creation. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario.

Yuen, F. (2011). “I've never been so free in all my life”:  Healing through Aboriginal ceremonies in prison. Leisure/Loisir: Special Issue, Leisure, Space, and Social Change, 35(2), 97-113.

Yuen, F. (2011). Embracing Emotionality: Clothing my “Naked Truths”. Critical Criminology: 19(1), 75-88.

Yuen, F., Arai, S., and Fortune, D. (2012). Community (dis)connection through leisure for women in prison. Leisure Sciences: 34 (4), 281-297.

To request a copy of the full report on this study

Please contact:

Heather Mair
Associate Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies
University of Waterloo
Waterloo, ON  N2L 3G1

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