Indigenous Tourism and Processes of Resilience: About Communicative Strategies among Tourism Workers in Québec
2015 (English)In: Acta Borealia, ISSN 0800-3831, E-ISSN 1503-111X, Vol. 32, no 2, 148-170 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Tourism is a well-known way of life for an increasing portion of the world's indigenous communities, and it has taken tortuous paths and undergone changes in approach and meaning.Indigenous tourism is examined here within the theoretical framework of resilience, focusing on development, communication and justification. Men and women and their perspectives on space, time and spatial relations are the crucial agents in these processes. Based on an empirical study in Quebec, Canada, we show that the impact of indigenous tourism includes networks within the local community at the regional and national levels, as well as translocal networks and relationships. Communicative processes are essential for achieving resilience, communicating identity within families and the community, and giving a voice to a political project. We argue that indigenous tourism works on several geographical levels and that these levels intersect and have the potential to increase resilience if they interact. Our study supplements resilience development theory by highlighting the need to consider communities as parts of networks. It also contributes to the field of tourism research by emphasising communication on several levels.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2015. Vol. 32, no 2, 148-170 p.
Resilience, Indigenous peoples, Québec, Sustainability, Indigenous tourism, Gender
Research subject Social and Economic Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-267141DOI: 10.1080/08003831.2015.1090204ISI: 000362877700003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-267141DiVA: diva2:872298
FunderSwedish Research Council