TITLE

SPACE AND LOCAL CULTURE PROVISION vs. TOURIST CONSUMPTION

AUTHOR(S)
Botezat, Doru
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
Scientific Annals of the 'Al. I. Cuza' University, Iasi. Sociolo;2010, Vol. 3, p43
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Space is a stationary datum, culture is a dynamic, evolutionary process, while tourism is a consumption of space and culture. Theories presenting tourism as a growth factor or as an enhancer, although they do not mistake, they overlook a variable: tourism is not an inexhaustible multiplier. As any other industry, tourism is a resource consuming process. What could be the consumed resource in that case? The space, the landscape and the culture or, better said cultural diversity. With every step made on a territory that is foreign to his community the tourist takes a share of local culture and leaves, in exchange, an equivalent share of his own culture.
ACCESSION #
52541213

 

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