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The Nature of an Upscale Nature: Bro Hof Slott Golf Club and the Political Ecology of High-End Golf
Department of Human Geography, Lund University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6468-2675
2016 (English)In: Tourist Studies, ISSN 1468-7976, E-ISSN 1741-3206, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 315-336Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Political ecology, as a perspective for exploring power-permeated socio-ecological transformations, has to date rarely engaged with tourism. Neither has tourism theory, with some notable exceptions, engaged much with political ecology. In this article, I argue that the resultant lack of dialogue between these signifies a loss for political ecology and tourism theory alike, but also that current conceptualisations of tourism have much to offer for instigating a dialogue. Combining social-constructivist, political economy–oriented and Actor–Network-Theory conceptualisations of tourism with political ecology work, I account for the establishment of Bro Hof Slott Golf Club in Upplands-Bro, northwest of Sweden’s capital. Here, immense investments have transformed shorelines into a meticulously maintained upscale golf landscape. But the development simultaneously sparked new future visions for what Upplands-Bro could become and conflicts concerning whether the development breached local plans, thereby illuminating the political nature of tourist-oriented environmental transformation.

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2016. Vol. 16, no 3, p. 315-336
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conflict, golf, political ecology, rural planning, state action
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Social and Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-401455DOI: 10.1177/1468797615618306OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-401455DiVA, id: diva2:1383417
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 2007‐1988Available from: 2020-01-08 Created: 2020-01-08 Last updated: 2020-01-08

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