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Prince, S. (2019). Dwelling and tourism: Embracing the non-representational in the tourist landscape. Landscape research, 44(6), 731-742
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dwelling and tourism: Embracing the non-representational in the tourist landscape
2019 (English)In: Landscape research, ISSN 0142-6397, E-ISSN 1469-9710, Vol. 44, no 6, p. 731-742Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The dwelling perspective outlines that landscapes are the product ofembodied actions and practices. Landscape scholars studying tourismand tourism scholars studying landscapes have neglected to apply thisperspective to local realities. Tourism most often represents an activity tointegrate to the landscape, rather than a complex socio-spatial phenomenon.When embodiments are studied, it is generally to speak of thetourist experience. I propose using the dwelling perspective to infusetourist landscapes with the non-representational ethos of materiality andembodiment. My proposition acknowledges the socio-cultural complexitiesthat the tourist system imposes on local people, and addresseslandscape as a material realm where there is constant interplay betweenlocalised practices and tourism dynamics. This perspective centres scientificconversations on the complex, yet mundane, experience of inhabitingtourist landscapes. Scholars should consider the impacts of tourismon living spaces as they contribute to the formation of language influencingplanners and politicians.

Keywords
the dwelling perspective, tourist landscape, materiality, non-representational theories, discursive anchor
National Category
Human Geography Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34466 (URN)10.1080/01426397.2018.1518520 (DOI)000478083800006 ()2-s2.0-85053524754 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-09-21 Created: 2018-09-21 Last updated: 2019-08-15Bibliographically approved
Wall-Reinius, S., Prince, S. & Dahlberg, A. (2019). Everyday life in a magnificent landscape: Making sense of the nature/culture dichotomy in the mountains of Jämtland, Sweden. Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, 2(1), 3-22
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Everyday life in a magnificent landscape: Making sense of the nature/culture dichotomy in the mountains of Jämtland, Sweden
2019 (English)In: Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space, ISSN 2514-8486, Vol. 2, no 1, p. 3-22Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Although the nature/culture dichotomy has been extensively criticized by scholars, it remains pervasive to our conception of the world. Discourses of nature as a pristine milieu and of culture as a realm of human dominance not only impact cognition, but also the local practices of those involved daily in such contested areas. In this study of the mountainous area of the Jämtland County, Sweden, we report on the ways local stakeholders make sense of their surrounding landscape in the wake of its magnificent character as they go about their daily lives as residents, entrepreneurs and recreationists. We turn to the notion of dwelling to frame these narratives. This ultimately becomes an exploration of the contradictions and confusions within and between the discourses of conservation, management, recreation, authenticity and tourism development that affect how local stakeholders consciously and subconsciously cope with the tensions brought about by the nature/culture dichotomy. The findings are used to propose a critical, as well as constructive, notion of dwelling that stresses the importance of opening up to new possibilities and responsibilities during negotiations over protected areas.

Keywords
Dwelling, nature conservation, landscape research, national park, tourism development
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35664 (URN)10.1177/2514848619825988 (DOI)
Available from: 2019-02-19 Created: 2019-02-19 Last updated: 2019-03-11Bibliographically approved
Prince, S. (2019). Volunteer tourism and the eco-village: Finding the host in the pedagogic experience. Hospitality & Society, 9(1), 71-89
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Volunteer tourism and the eco-village: Finding the host in the pedagogic experience
2019 (English)In: Hospitality & Society, ISSN 2042-7913, E-ISSN 2042-7921, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 71-89Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The pedagogical dimension of volunteer tourism (VT) is often used to position volunteering as an alternative form of tourism. Many researchers seeking to understand the expansion and benefits of VT have approached the practice through the frameworks of transformative learning and global citizenship education. These forms of education have been criticized by pedagogy and tourism scholars alike as they reproduce an elitist neo-liberal system that positions the needs and desires of volunteers before those of host-community members. The case of Sólheimar eco-village, Iceland, is used to explore the role of the host-community during volunteer tourist experiences aimed at fostering global citizenship. While it is observed that the needs of volunteers are often prioritized, the community members of the eco-village are nonetheless significant actors in the transformative education process of these volunteers. The ability of community-members to provoke reflection amongst volunteers over their complex position as members (albeit transient) of an eco-village represents a form of learning based in critical thinking. By acknowledging the role of the host during VT encounters, researchers can avoid fixing the meaning of transformative learning and global citizenship in ways that reproduce volunteer-centric discourses.

Keywords
host-community, critical pedagogy, transformative learning, global citizenship, focused ethnography, alternative space
National Category
Human Geography Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-35765 (URN)10.1386/hosp.9.1.71_1 (DOI)000460143500005 ()2-s2.0-85070381688 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-03-08 Created: 2019-03-08 Last updated: 2019-08-20Bibliographically approved
Prince, S. (2018). Book Review: Femininities in the field: Tourism and transdisciplinary research [Review]. Tourism Geographies, 20(4), 753-755
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book Review: Femininities in the field: Tourism and transdisciplinary research
2018 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 20, no 4, p. 753-755Article, book review (Refereed) Published
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34755 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2018.1485177 (DOI)000452008500015 ()
Available from: 2018-10-23 Created: 2018-10-23 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Prince, S. (2018). Book Review: Practical Tourism Research (2nd edition) [Review]. Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 16(3), 332-333
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book Review: Practical Tourism Research (2nd edition)
2018 (English)In: Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, ISSN 1476-6825, E-ISSN 1747-7654, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 332-333Article, book review (Refereed) Published
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33683 (URN)10.1080/14766825.2017.1364536 (DOI)000432209900009 ()ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2018-05-31 Created: 2018-05-31 Last updated: 2018-11-26Bibliographically approved
Prince, S. (2018). Book Review: The rise of thana-capitalism and tourism [Review]. Annals of Leisure Research, 21(2), 257-258
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book Review: The rise of thana-capitalism and tourism
2018 (English)In: Annals of Leisure Research, ISSN 1174-5398, Vol. 21, no 2, p. 257-258Article, book review (Refereed) Published
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33299 (URN)10.1080/11745398.2017.1353918 (DOI)000424346100011 ()ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2018-03-19 Created: 2018-03-19 Last updated: 2018-10-23Bibliographically approved
Prince, S. (2018). Book review: Indigenous tourism: Cases from Australia and New Zealand [Review]. Tourism Geographies, 20(4)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Book review: Indigenous tourism: Cases from Australia and New Zealand
2018 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, Vol. 20, no 4Article, book review (Refereed) Published
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34756 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2018.1434821 (DOI)000452008500016 ()
Available from: 2018-10-23 Created: 2018-10-23 Last updated: 2019-01-08Bibliographically approved
Margaryan, L., Prince, S., Ioannides, D. & Röslmaier, M. (2018). Dancing with Cranes: A humanist perspective of cultural ecosystem services of wetlands. Tourism Geographies
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dancing with Cranes: A humanist perspective of cultural ecosystem services of wetlands
2018 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Cultural ecosystem services (CES) are important spatial elements providinghumans with recreational, aesthetic, spiritual and other benefits. Yet, because of their immaterial, subjective, qualitative and unmeasurable nature, this means that scientists,decision-makersand general public oftenfind their value difficult to grasp. Weenrich the CES approach with theoretical insights from humanistgeography, where we frame CESas arising from perpetual interactions between humans and their environment.Places are formed through various processes, both organic and planned, which endow people with unique identities, experiences, capabilities, knowledge and skills.We use the rural wetland area of Lake Hornborga, Sweden, with its complex history of restoration phases, to explore theprofound interrelations betweenenvironmental spaces and cultural practices expressed in the everyday activities of learning, playing, creating, caring, producing, and consuming. The data was collected through qualitative methods, including interviews, observations and a focused group interview, in order to capture these unique senses and experiences. The findings outline CES as key drivers behind the formation of place, rather than mere labels for inventoryingbenefits people receive from nature. The presence of the iconic migratory crane is especially conducive to a positive sense of place and the practice of various activities, including tourism, around the wetland. We frame the implications for planning and future research of our findings within a context of ethics.

Keywords
cultural ecosystem services, place making, cranes, wetlands, Sweden, case study
National Category
Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-34757 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2018.1522512 (DOI)2-s2.0-85059450029 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-10-23 Created: 2018-10-23 Last updated: 2019-03-27Bibliographically approved
Prince, S. (2018). Dwelling in the tourist landscape: Embodiment and everyday life among the craft-artists of Bornholm. Tourist Studies, 18(1), 63-82
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Dwelling in the tourist landscape: Embodiment and everyday life among the craft-artists of Bornholm
2018 (English)In: Tourist Studies, ISSN 1468-7976, E-ISSN 1741-3206, Vol. 18, no 1, p. 63-82Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Non-representational theories have gained popularity in the last decades, encouraging social scientists to study the production of everyday life. Inspired by Ingold’s (2011) dwelling perspective, I present my qualitative research on the arts and craft community on Bornholm, Denmark by exploring some of the bodily movements and mundane practices that shape a taskscape into a tourist landscape. This analysis defines the material and corporeal relations of Bornholm’s craft-artists with their island’s tourist season, and aims to contribute to the application of non-representational landscape theory in tourism scholarship. The everyday practices and embodied movements of these craft-artists fashion the emergence of a realm of dwelling, rather than an exotic site. The tourist landscape is the product of the skills and techniques these craft-artists have developed over time to work with their different materials, and of the creative spaces which they have built to pursue their art. The materials, techniques and creative spaces used by these craft-artists mediate their interactions with tourists, but also, these encounters mediate the craft-artists’ interactions with their materials, techniques and spaces. I ultimately argue that the taskscape, as a realm of mundane embodied practices, cannot be detached from the landscape the tourists encounter. I propose scholars can use the dwelling perspective in their analysis of tourism to embed local people in their cultural landscape.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
craft-art, cultural landscape, dwelling perspective, materiality, narratives, non-representational theories, practice, taskscape
National Category
Human Geography Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-30772 (URN)10.1177/1468797617710598 (DOI)000429969100004 ()2-s2.0-85044099554 (Scopus ID)ETOUR (Local ID)ETOUR (Archive number)ETOUR (OAI)
Available from: 2017-05-19 Created: 2017-05-19 Last updated: 2019-08-06Bibliographically approved
Prince, S. (2018). Science and Culture in the Kerguelen Islands: a relational approach to the spatial formation of a subantarctic archipelago. Island Studies Journal, 13(2), 129-144
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Science and Culture in the Kerguelen Islands: a relational approach to the spatial formation of a subantarctic archipelago
2018 (English)In: Island Studies Journal, ISSN 1715-2593, E-ISSN 1715-2593, Vol. 13, no 2, p. 129-144Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The Kerguelen Islands are devoid of a permanent population, but are nonetheless interlinked to past and current human activities that have shaped their subantarctic landscape. In the past decades, the archipelago has become a French outpost for scientific research where scientists, support staff, research assistants, and travelers assemble during temporary missions. In this article, I present the spatial formation of islands as relational in order to explore how the material and the cultural converge to make the Kerguelen Islands a place of both mundane practice and global interconnection. These spatialities intertwine the features of the landscape with pre-departure preparations, animal encounters, scientific rigour, daily routines, and past human activities. I advance these narratives by analyzing 18 blogs of French sojourners who have spent extensive time on the Kerguelen Islands. I ultimately give islands without a permanent population a character unlike that of isolation and contemplation as is usually attributed to cold-water islands of the (sub) polar seas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Charlottetown, PEI: Institute of Island Studies, 2018
Keywords
dwelling, materiality, narrative analysis, practice, relational geography, subantarctic islands, scientific research
National Category
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-33652 (URN)10.24043/isj.63 (DOI)000450978800009 ()
Available from: 2018-05-21 Created: 2018-05-21 Last updated: 2018-12-11Bibliographically approved
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