By Jeremy Boissevain & Tom Selwyn
This choice of essays examines social, political, and fiscal kinfolk in essentially eu coastal destinations during the lens of tourism. The individuals discover the intersecting pursuits of fishing, tourism, and improvement and the clash between neighborhood groups and marketplace forces, all of that are infused with the symbolism of the ocean as a spot of puzzle and probability. From the tensions among Cornish villagers and town viewers to the explosion of hotel improvement in Gran Canaria, the authors think of the connection among neighborhood citizens, companies, and vacationer beginners as they vie for prestige, impression, and, finally, for area. in regards to the AuthorJeremy Boissevain is professor emeritus of social anthropology on the college of Amsterdam. Tom Selwyn is professor of anthropology at London Metropolitan college. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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Extra info for Contesting the Foreshore: Tourism, Society and Politics on the Coast
Taking up the challenge, and closely following Michaud’s arguments, Gubbay (1990) proposed that the dangers were so serious and imminent that the entire British coast should be subject to a special political and economic regime. A decade later Haslett’s (2000) Coastal Systems described in detail the different kinds of coastal systems in Britain and the main management issues and responses to the threats faced by them. He describes the British ‘Heritage Coast Scheme’, which aims to conserve the quality of the scenery (and) to foster leisure activities based on the natural scenery rather than manmade features.
These processes may be illustrated by taking a small number of indicative examples from Mallorca and Malta. Transformations of Coast and Interior: A Case from Mallorca Rapid tourist development of the coast of Mallorca in the 1960s was accompanied by the abandonment of much of the agricultural land in the island’s centre. This caused Picornell and others (1997) to observe that space on the coast, which was once economically marginal to the island, has now become of central importance to its economy.
London: Routledge. Burroughs, J. and W. ) 1701 A Letter to an Honourable Member of the House of Commons. London: Company of the Royal Fishery. Gubbay, S. 1990 A Future for the Coast? Ross-on-Wye: Marine Conservation Society. K. 2000 Coastal Systems. London: Routledge. Michaud, J-L. 1976 Manifeste Pour le Littoral. Paris: Berger-Levrault. Nadel-Klein, J. 2003 Fishing For Heritage. Oxford: Berg. Pálsson, G. P. ) 1996 Images of Contemporary Iceland: Everyday Lives and Global Context. Iowa: University Press.
Contesting the Foreshore: Tourism, Society and Politics on the Coast by Jeremy Boissevain & Tom Selwyn