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Mountain tourism: experiences, communities, environments and sustainable futures.

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This book aims to broaden the discussion on the diversity of perspectives, interactions and roles of mountain tourism, through an interdisciplinary and management context. The book contains five thematic areas, each with an overview and relevant case studies. These themes include: (i) the creation of mountain tourism experiences; (ii) people and communities in mountain tourism; (iii) natural envir...


Chapter 25 (Page no: 246)

A moral turn for mountain tourism?

This chapter seeks to highlight mountain environments, which play host to tourism activities, as morally resonant spaces - spaces in which different meanings and values are asserted, contested, negotiated and resisted. It begins by exploring issues of representation in mountain tourism marketing, drawing on the example of ski tourism in the western USA to illustrate the way promotional discourse works to constitute mountains as geographies of exclusion and white privilege. Next, tourism development is considered as a colonial practice, exploring an example in which indigenous land claims are being overwritten by the counter land claims of a new corporate citizenry of 'lifestyle settlers' in British Columbia's first mountain resort municipality. Finally, the chapter explores canoe travel on the waterways of Canada's mountain environments as an embodied performance. These three explorations of moral geography aim to illuminate mountain areas as complex and layered spaces of meaning.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) Overview of mountain tourism: substantive nature, historical context, areas of focus. Author(s): Richins, H. Johnsen, S. Hull, J. S.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 13) Experience provision in mountain tourism: overview, contextual development and emphasis. Author(s): Richins, H.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 25) Wellness tourism experiences in mountain regions: the case of Sparkling Hill Resort, Canada. Author(s): Hull, J. S.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 36) Creating tourist experiences in European alpine areas: beyond mass tourism. Author(s): Martini, U. Buffa, F.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 44) Motivations for a destination wedding in Canada's mountain parks. Author(s): Halpenny, E. A.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 58) Stamp books in the Harz Mountains, Germany - fun not just for children. Author(s): Lück, M. Gross, S.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 67) Significant innovation in the development and provision of Heli-ski mountain experiences: the case of Mike Wiegele helicopter skiing. Author(s): Richins, H.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 79) From winter destination to all-year-round tourism: how focus on service can reduce fluctuation in demand due to seasonality. Author(s): Engeset, M. G. Velvin, J.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 88) People and communities in mountain tourism: overview, contextual development and areas of focus. Author(s): Hull, J. S. Richins, H.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 97) Tourism-led amenity migration in a mountain community: quality of life implications for Fernie, British Columbia. Author(s): Williams, P. W. Gill, A. M. Zukiwsky, J. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 111) In the shadow of Machu Picchu: a case study of the Salkantay Trail. Author(s): Pavelka, J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 121) Transformative wine tourism in mountain communities. Author(s): Senese, D. M.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 130) Sustainable tourism in the Carpathians. Author(s): Puczkó, L. Meyer, M. Voskarova, M. Sziva, I.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 141) Leisure living in the Alps. Author(s): Kogler, A. Boksberger, P.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 147) Australia's Alpine areas: motivations, experiences and satisfaction of visitors to Mt Kosciuszko. Author(s): Dickson, T.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 157) Natural environments and their connection to mountain tourism: overview, contextual development and areas of focus. Author(s): Johnsen, S. Richins, H.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 166) Tourism, environmental pragmatism and changing attitudes towards mountains. Author(s): Hall, C. M.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 174) External and internal challenges of glacier tourism development in Iceland. Author(s): Welling, J. Árnason, T.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 184) Hiking tourism in Germany's low and high mountain regions. Author(s): Dreyer, A. Menzel, A.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 194) Sustainable mountain hiking practices in Isfahan, Iran. Author(s): Moghimehfar, F. Halpenny, E. A.
Chapter: 21 (Page no: 203) Two Canadian mountaineering camps: participant motivations and sense of place in a wilderness setting. Author(s): Reid, R. Palechuk, T.
Chapter: 22 (Page no: 212) Impacts and solutions in mountain tourism: overview, contextual development and areas of focus. Author(s): Hull, J. S. Richins, H.
Chapter: 23 (Page no: 220) Regional collaboration in community-based mountain tourism in world heritage sites: the Ifugao Rice Terraces of the Cordillera Central mountains in the Philippines. Author(s): Ananayo, J. Richins, H.
Chapter: 24 (Page no: 235) Mountain tourism supply-chain networks in cross-border settings: the case of Intercerdanya, Spain. Author(s): Blasco, D. Guia, J. Prats, L.
Chapter: 26 (Page no: 255) Mountain tourism in Germany: challenges and opportunities in addressing seasonality at Garmisch-Partenkirchen. Author(s): Schmidt, J. T. Werner, C. H. Richins, H.
Chapter: 27 (Page no: 270) Tourism and change in Nepal's Mt Everest region. Author(s): Nepal, S. K.
Chapter: 28 (Page no: 280) Rural tourism and small business networks in mountain areas: integrating information communication technologies (ICT) and community in Western Southland, New Zealand. Author(s): Deuchar, C. Milne, S.
Chapter: 29 (Page no: 290) Development, planning and governance in mountain tourism: overview, contextual development and areas of focus. Author(s): Hull, J. S. Richins, H.
Chapter: 30 (Page no: 299) Protected areas in the Alps: governance and contributions to regional development. Author(s): Volgger, M. Lun, L. M. Pechlaner, H.
Chapter: 31 (Page no: 310) Setting the table for mountain tourism: the case of a South African National Park. Author(s): Geldenhuys, L. L. Merwe, P. van der Saayman, M.
Chapter: 32 (Page no: 319) Governance of French ski resorts: will the historic economic development model work for the future? Author(s): George-Marcelpoil, E. François, H.
Chapter: 33 (Page no: 331) The development and design of ski resorts: from theory to practice. Author(s): Hudson, S. Hudson, L.
Chapter: 34 (Page no: 341) Non-government organizations' mountain management: a sustainable support model for Southern Oregon's mountain destinations. Author(s): Marlowe, B. Burke, A.
Chapter: 35 (Page no: 353) Development and governance of a family destination in the Alps: the case of Serfaus-Fiss-Ladis. Author(s): Zehrer, A. Raich, F. Siller, H. Tschiderer, F.
Chapter: 36 (Page no: 363) Mountain tourism: implications and sustainable futures. Author(s): Hull, J. S. Richins, H.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2016
  • ISBN
  • 9781780644608
  • Record Number
  • 20163054780