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Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises
International Perspectives

ISBN 9781138642782
Published June 7, 2017 by Routledge
354 Pages 82 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Tourism gentrification is a critical shaping force of socio-economic and contemporary urban landscapes. This book aims to be the first substantive text on this subject, explaining the multiple and complex relationships between tourism and gentrification and their outcomes and manifestations in contemporary metropolises. This is achieved by drawing on in-depth case analyses addressing the different issues at stake.

Part I deals with the manifestations of tourism gentrification and the ways it affects urban landscapes through heritagization and urban regeneration strategies. Part II looks at the correlations between tourism gentrification and culture. Finally, the last two parts aim to identify and examine forms and expressions of tourism gentrification, distinguishing among the actors, beneficiaries, and victims of the phenomenon while looking at its implications for intra-metropolitan territories and metropolitan governance.

The book approaches these issues in an innovative way, by looking at a variety of metropolises in a diverse range of countries and by dealing with the different relations and management issues generated by gentrification in relation to tourism. Through interdisciplinary approaches, this groundbreaking text sheds light on the role tourism plays in contemporary metropolises, furthering knowledge of urban tourism. For these reasons, it will be of particular interest to scholars and students of tourism, urban studies, geography, anthropology and sociology.

Table of Contents



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Introduction. Addressing tourism-gentrification processes in contemporary Metropolises

Maria Gravari-Barbas & Sandra Guinand

Section 1- Tourism gentrification, heritagization and urban regeneration

Chapter 2. A new colonization of caribbean cities. Urban regeneration policies as a strategy in tourism development and gentrification in Santo Domingo’s colonial city

Jesús M. González Pérez (Associate Professor, University of the Balearic Islands)

Chapter 3. Tourism gentrification in time of crisis: the case of 101 Reykjavik

Anne-Cécile Mermet, (Associate researcher, Paris 1 University Panthéon-Sorbonne IREST, EIREST)

Chapter 4. Tourism Gentrification in the cities of developing countries: A case study of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Sairi Tatiana Pineros (Phd candidate, Paris 1 University Panthéon-Sorbonne IREST, EIREST)

Section 2 – Tourism Gentrification and the urban cultural and creative turn.

Chapter 5. The Barrio Chino as last frontier: the penetration of everyday tourism in the dodgy heart of the Raval.

Alan Quaglieri Domínguez (PhD Candidate, Rovira i Virgili University)

Alessandro Scarnato (Architect PhD, Polytechnic University of Catalonia,

Chapter 6. Rome, cultural metropolis versus industrial heritage: a paradoxical touristification strategy?

Sarah Lilia Baudry (Phd candidate, Géographie-cité, Paris-Diderot)

Chapter 7. Grunge Authenticity: The Tenement as Upscale Tourist Destination

Elissa Sampson (Visiting scholar, Cornell University)

Section 3 – Who are the tourism gentrifiers?

Chapter 8. The sharing economy and its role in metropolitan tourism

Andreas Kagermeier (Professor, Trier Uniervsity) Natalie Stors (Phd candidate, Trier University)

Chapter 9. Post-tourism on the waterfront. Bringing back locals and residents at the Seaport 

Sandra Guinand (FNS fellow, Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, Vienna University, Associate researcher, Paris 1 University Panthéon-Sorbonne IREST, EIREST)

Chapter 10. Playing for/with Time: Tourism and Heritage in Greece and in Thailand

Michael Herzfeld (Professor, Harvard University)

Section 4 – Forms and expressions of tourism gentrification: a critical analysis

Chapter 11. Tourism and urban changes. Lessons from Lisbon

Teresa Barata-Salgueiro (Professor, IGOT, Lisbon University), Luis Mendes (phd candidate, IGOT, Lisbon University), Pedro Guimarães (IGOT, Lisbon University)

Chapter 12. Tourism gentrification in the context of rapid urbanization of China: A discussion on the theory of rent gap

Liang Zengxian (Lecturer, SunYat-sen University)

Chapter 13. Super-gentrification and hyper-tourismification Le Marais, Paris

Maria Gravari-Barbas (Professor, Paris 1 University Panthéon-Sorbonne IREST, EIREST)



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Maria Gravari-Barbas is an architect and geographer. She is Professor and Director of the Institute for Research and High Studies of Tourism (IREST) and a researcher at the Interdisciplinary Team for Tourism Research (EIREST), Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University. Her research focuses on the contemporary production of urban spaces in relation to tourism, architecture, heritage and festive phenomena.

Sandra Guinand is an urban-planner and geographer. She is a FNS Fellow, visiting researcher at the Institut für Geographie und Regionalforschung, Vienna University, associate researcher at EIREST, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, and Centre Jacques Berque. Her research interests focus on urban regeneration projects, socio-economical transformations of urban landscape, with a specific focus on heritage processes and public–private partnerships