Introduction The significant accumulation of social science research on race and ethnicity in leisure make it possible to discern trends in research foci and methodologic approaches. In recent years, several comprehensive literature reviews on race, ethnicity and leisure in book chapters (Gramann & Allison, 1999; Hutchison, 2000; Stodolksa & Yi-Kook, 2005), government publications (Floyd, 1999; Gramann, 1996; Rodriguez & Roberts, 2002), and in peer-reviewed journals (Allison, 1988; Floyd, 1998; Hutchison, 1988) have appeared as well as special issues on race/ethnicity and closely related topics. The increased scholarship devoted to race and ethnicity issues in leisure studies journals also attests to growing and sustained interest in an underdeveloped topical area within the leisure studies literature (Shinew et al., 2006). In quantitative terms, this accumulation of work reflects some maturation of the subject area. Despite an increased volume of work in this area, research on race and ethnicity in leisure remains limited relative to the literature as a whole.