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Experiences of Ecology: (Dis)ordering Nature as a Visitor Attraction

Publiceringsår: 2008
Språk: Engelska
Sidor: 81-95
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Tourism and Hospitality: Planning & Development
Volym: 5
Nummer: 2
Dokumenttyp: Artikel
Förlag: Taylor & Francis

Sammanfattning

By taking the strategic development of a nature visitor centre in southern Sweden as a case study, the article examines practices of nature construction and how these practices are enacted and performed at various sites connected to the centre. The analytical focus is boundary work, i.e. how boundaries separating nature/culture, rural/urban, local/global, history/present/future, humans/non-humans and indoor/outdoor are (dis)ordered to form a visitor attraction. Boundary work is examined at four sites of nature construction: interviews with strategic and operative staff connected to the nature centre, an application for state funding of the centre, the ceremonial opening of the centre and the centre’s permanent exhibition. The analysis shows how the nature centre manifests a nature cosmology upheld by alternate purifying and hybridizing practices, where the result is a visitor attraction offering ecology as experience.

Disputation

Nyckelord

  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Cultural Sciences
  • Business and Economics
  • Social Sciences
  • nature
  • ecology
  • Experiences
  • Fulltofta
  • retro-knowledge
  • ecotourism
  • tourism

Övriga

  • Sparbanksstiftelsen Skåne
Published
  • Natur, kultur, turism och näringslivsutveckling i Skåne
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This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here by permission of Taylor & Francis for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Tourism and Hospitality Planning & Development, Volume 5 Issue 2, August 2008. doi:10.1080/14790530802252735 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14790530802252735)
  • ISSN: 1479-0548
  • ISSN: 1479-053X

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