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.
About the Author:
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