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Contesting the Foreshore: Tourism, Society and Politics on the Coast Jeremy Boissevain

Contesting the Foreshore: Tourism, Society and Politics on the Coast

Jeremy Boissevain

Published November 15th 2004
ISBN : 9789053566947
Paperback
320 pages
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This collection of essays examines social, political, and economic relations in primarily European coastal locations through the lens of tourism. The contributors explore the intersecting interests of fishing, tourism, and development and theMoreThis collection of essays examines social, political, and economic relations in primarily European coastal locations through the lens of tourism. The contributors explore the intersecting interests of fishing, tourism, and development and the conflict among local communities and market forces, all of which are infused with the symbolism of the sea as a place of mystery and danger. From the tensions between Cornish villagers and city visitors to the explosion of resort development in Gran Canaria, the authors consider the relationship between local residents, businesses, and tourist newcomers as they vie for status, influence, and, ultimately, for space.