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The amenity migrants: seeking and sustaining mountains and their cultures.

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This book describes and analyses the challenges and opportunities of amenity migration to mountain areas and its management, and offers related recommendations. The book's chapters cover the subject through case studies at international, regional and local levels, along with overarching themes such as environmental sustainability and equity, mountain recreation users, housing, and spiritual motivation. Crucial issues addressed are the relationship of amenity migration to tourism and migration motivated by economic gain. Part I (chapters 1-3) describes and analyses key aspects of the amenity migration phenomenon that arch across specific place experiences, while chapters 4-20 are organized geographically, covering amenity migration in the Americas (part II), in Europe (part III), and in the Asia Pacific region (part IV). Chapter 21 concludes by bringing all the information together and focusing on the future of amenity-led migration. The book has a subject index.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 3) The amenity migrants: ecological challenge to contemporary Shangri-La. Author(s): Moss, L. A. G.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 26) The spiritual dimension of moving to the mountains. Author(s): Locke, H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 34) Guiding back from the precipice: leveraging the power of recreational users to protect mountain environments. Author(s): McMillan, L.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 55) Geographic perspective on amenity migration across the USA: national-, regional- and local-scale analysis. Author(s): Nelson, P. B.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 73) Santa Fe, a fading dream: 1986 profile and 2005 postscript. Author(s): Glorioso, R. S. Moss, L. A. G.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 94) 'Too much love?': the environmental and community impacts of amenity migrants on Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Author(s): Lynch, M.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 108) Gateway to Glacier: will amenity migrants in north-western Montana lead the way for amenity conservation? Author(s): Thompson, S.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 120) Alberta's amenities rush. Author(s): Robinson, B. Stark, C.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 135) Finding a pad in paradise: amenity migration effects on Whistler, British Columbia. Author(s): Moore, S. R. Williams, P. W. Gill, A.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 148) Cultural survival and environmental degradation in the mountains of the Secwepemc. Author(s): Billy, J. R.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 163) Planning for amenity migration in communities of the British Columbia hinterland. Author(s): Chipeniuk, R.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 175) A brief history of amenity migration in the Adirondack Mountains. Author(s): Glass, W. R.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 187) Cultural and environmental amenities in peri-urban change: the case of San Antonio de Escazú, Costa Rica. Author(s): Chaverri P., P.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 200) Amenity migration in the Patagonian mountain community of San Martín de los Andes, Neuquén, Argentina. Author(s): Otero, A. Nakayama, L. Marioni, S. Gallego, E. Lonac, A. Dimitriu, A. González, R. Hosid, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 215) The specifics of amenity migration in the European Alps. Author(s): Perlik, M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 232) Second homes, work commuting and amenity migrants in Norway's mountain areas. Author(s): Flognfeldt, T., Jr.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 245) Amenity migration and tourism development in the Tärna Mountains, Sweden. Author(s): Müller, D. K.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 261) A bioregion in jeopardy: the strategic challenge of amenity migration in Baguio, the Philippines. Author(s): Glorioso, R. S.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 278) Green change: inland amenity migration in Australia. Author(s): Buckley, R. Sander, N. Ollenburg, C. Warnken, J.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 295) Amenity migration in the South Island of New Zealand: contestation for land and landscape in Central Otago. Author(s): Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 309) Next steps and the longer view. Author(s): Moss, L. A. G.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • International Amenity Migration Centre, PMB 422, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9780851990842
  • Record Number
  • 20063126695