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Place, power, and tourism in value-creation:Contesting the plaza in Pisac, Peru


Place, power, and tourism intersect as disparate actors attempt to create and extract different forms of value from shared spatial resources. In Pisac, Peru, various stakeholders pursue their interests through and in relation to the plaza. Participant observation and interviews show how traders, residents, tour guides and municipal agents make competing claims over place through their engagement with evolving tourism practices. Power is exercised through physical and symbolic visibility, tactical use of expertise and control of information, temporal and spatial orchestration of mobility, acts of micro-aggression leading to exclusion and invisibility, coupled with unfulfilled political promises and inaction regarding governance. These practices and strategies help to construct and extricate economic, social, and political value from intersections of tourism and place.

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Codina, Rosa
Lugosi, Peter
Bowen, David

Oxford Brookes departments

Oxford School of Hospitality Management


Year of publication: 2020
Date of RADAR deposit: 2020-09-14

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