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Tourism, Village Space And The Re-Appropriation Of Rural: Towards A New Social Organisation Of The Countryside


  • Sotiropoulou, Eleni-Christina


Modern countryside is increasingly becoming a place ‘utilised’ by city dwellers, a phenomenon particularly observable in Greece, where distances are relatively small and relations between villages and cities remain strong. The case of two Greek villages, where tourism has played a leading part in their social and economic recovery, will help us understand, through a conflict analysis, the way in which different expectations and aspirations expressed by various groups of local actors, concerning the use of rural space, determine the development and social organisation of rural areas.

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  • Sotiropoulou, Eleni-Christina, 2007. "Tourism, Village Space And The Re-Appropriation Of Rural: Towards A New Social Organisation Of The Countryside," MPRA Paper 6371, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:6371

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    1. Bachleitner, Reinhard & Zins, Andreas H., 1999. "Cultural Tourism in Rural Communities: The Residents' Perspective," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 44(3), pages 199-209, March.
    2. Perdue, Richard R. & Long, Patrick T. & Kang, Yong Soon, 1999. "Boomtown Tourism and Resident Quality of Life: The Marketing of Gaming to Host Community Residents," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 44(3), pages 165-177, March.
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    tourism; appropriation conflicts; use of rural space;

    JEL classification:

    • R1 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism

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