Tourism Geographies journal sponsored session: Since the start of the Industrial Revolution and with the rapid growth in globalization since the mid-twentieth century, ‘marginal areas’ (e.g. rural communities, national borderlands and other peripheral regions) around the world have been influenced, exploited and re-shaped by the constantly changing needs and interests of the urban industrial core and by centralized political forces. Because of this, no matter how peripheral rural communities and other marginal areas may be, these are still places that are formed through forces of globalization as much as they are made by local agency. Owing to globalization and industrialization processes, rural areas and other peripheral regions have become salient laboratories for understanding how related tensions have shaped contemporary rural and marginal landscapes throughout the world in the contexts of tourism, leisure and recreation. How these two forces, core dominance and local agency, relate to one another through conflict and cooperation, and in the context of tourism, leisure and global change, is the focus of this paper session.
|Presenter||Andreas Back*, Umeå University, Temporary resident evil? Planning for second-home tourism||20||3:20 PM|
|Presenter||Tomás Cuevas-Contreras*, Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez, Dallen Timothy*, Arizona State University, Healthcare tourism in Mexico's northern borderlands: a spatial analysis in Ciudad Juárez||20||3:40 PM|
|Presenter||Ke Wang*, school of tourism management, Sun Yat-sen University, Honggang Xu, school of tourism management, Sun Yat-sen University, Mobile darkness of wellness tourism destination: a case study of Bama||20||4:00 PM|
|Presenter||Aude Le Gallou*, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Ruins and the city. Interpreting marginal spaces through practices of ruin tourism.||20||4:20 PM|
|Discussant||Sanjay Nepal University of Waterloo||20||4:40 PM|
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