Date of Graduation
Master of Arts in Sociology (MA)
Sociology and Criminal Justice
Juan J. Bustamante
Anna M. Zajicek
Second Committee Member
Social Sciences; Latinos; New destinations; Public space; Race; Us south
This article examines how and to what extent charging an entrance fee at a public recreational space in a new immigrant setting affects the participation of Latino and migrant population groups at The Jones Center for Families (JCF) in Springdale, Arkansas. This study also documents how participants respond to the entrance fee system by looking at their available options to spend leisure time when living in an area with limited financial resources and recreational facilities. Using qualitative data collected in Northwest Arkansas (NWA), this study looks at how the transformation of JCF from a public to quasi-public space redefines relations between the recreation center and the community it serves.
Arredondo, Aaron Isaac, "Redefining Access to Public Space: Community Relations in a New Immigrant Setting" (2015). Theses and Dissertations. 1294.