publication . Doctoral thesis . 2019

Tourism Development in Resource Peripheries : conflicting and Unifying Spaces in Northern Sweden

Byström, Joakim;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2019
  • Publisher: Umeå universitet, Institutionen för geografi
  • Country: Sweden
Abstract
The northern Swedish inland is a sparsely populated area with a historical dependence upon natural-resource extraction. Therefore, this region has traditionally been defined as a resource periphery for extractive purposes. However, the rise of tourism challenges this narrative by producing a pleasure periphery for touristic purposes. A pleasure periphery in this context is linked to nature-based tourism that sells dreams of pristine nature and/or vast wilderness. This touristic “story” therefore becomes an antithesis to the region's industrial past. The overlapping touristic and extractive spaces, and their seemingly conflicting development narratives, constitut...
Subjects
free text keywords: Tourism development, labor market transformation, related diversification, path dependence, resource periphery, pleasure periphery, Human Geography, Kulturgeografi
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