Contesting the Foreshore

Tourism, Society and Politics on the Coast

Edited by Jeremy Boissevain and Tom Selwyn

Contesting the Foreshore
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Edited by Jeremy Boissevain and Tom Selwyn

Distributed for Amsterdam University Press

320 pages | 20 halftones | 6-1/4 x 9-1/4 | © 2004
Paper $55.95 ISBN: 9789053566947 Published November 2004 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
This collection of essays examines social, political, and economic relations in primarily European coastal locations through the lens of tourism. The contributors explore the intersecting interests of fishing, tourism, and development and the conflict among local communities and market forces, all of which are infused with the symbolism of the sea as a place of mystery and danger. From the tensions between Cornish villagers and city visitors to the explosion of resort development in Gran Canaria, the authors consider the relationship between local residents, businesses, and tourist newcomers as they vie for status, influence, and, ultimately, for space.
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