Tourism and the Transformation of Rural and Peri-urban Landscapes

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Maryland C, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Alan Lew, TSUNG-CHIUNG WU
Chairs: Alan Lew

Call for Submissions

This session seeks 5 papers (abstracts) that contribute to our understanding of tourism as a leading tentacle of urban power that is changing the political, economic and built landscapes of peri-urban rural places. We hope to raise questions as to what/who/why/how today’s tourism/leisure/recreation is motivating/compelling/benefiting and not emerging rural landscapes, recognizing that there are both optimistic and pessimistic perceptions, discourses and understandings of this phenomenon.


Description

The traditional rural countryside holds unique natural and cultural conditions that are clearly differentiated from the hard and busy nature of modern city life. The rural landscape and atmosphere offers respite from the shackles of urban life and an opportunity to enhance one’s well-being and spiritual connections to the earth. However, as part of a postmodern shift in the relationship between the rural and urban, we can no longer isolated the rural from the overall stimulus of a global economic environment. Rural landscapes today are transforming into pluralistic models of development, in which traditional industries (such as agriculture) are diversified to create new, value-added rural supply, with new entrants emerging in many economic sectors, including tourism, food, nature conservation, holiday/second/vocational homesteads, and “New Agriculture” (organic and other alternative farming methods). These influences are forming a new economic system that is interweaving urban and rural values, moneys, peoples, and politics. Tourism has come to play a crucial role in the transition from traditional systems to a countryside that is integrated with urban consumption patterns in far more diverse ways than ever before. What was once rural is now a peri-urban leisure and recreation playground, that is becoming as diverse as the complex, multi-cultural cities that have been the core of modern power since the industrial revolution.

This session seeks papers (abstracts) that contribute to our understanding of tourism as a leading tentacle of urban power that is changing the political, economic and built landscapes of peri-urban rural places. We hope to raise questions as to what/who/why/how today’s tourism/leisure/recreation is motivating/compelling/benefiting and not emerging rural landscapes, recognizing that there are both optimistic and pessimistic perceptions, discourses and understandings of this phenomenon.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Patrick Brouder*, Vancouver Island University, New tourism mobility into Valemount, BC: curse or blessing for the local community? 20 1:10 PM
Presenter TSUNG-CHIUNG WU*, , Commercialization of Rural Tourism and Rural Transformation 20 1:30 PM
Presenter Carol Kline*, Appalachian State University, Lauren Duffy, Clemson University, Dana Clark, Appalachian State University , Examining Crossover Markets in Peri-urban Settings 20 1:50 PM
Presenter Fangfang Chen*, Sun Yat-sen University, Honggang Xu, Sun Yat-sen University, Community Resilience and External Tourism Investment- an Insight from Panarchy 20 2:10 PM
Presenter Alan Lew*, Northern Arizona University, Insider and Outsider Vernacular Place-Making in Rural Tourism Destinations 20 2:30 PM

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