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By Lily M. Hoffman, Susan S. Fainstein, Dennis R. Judd

The authors of this publication use law conception to deliver theoretical concentration and analytic readability to the examine of city tourism. presents a unifying analytic framework for the research of city tourism. Brings city tourism into concentration as an enormous political, financial and cultural phenomenon. offers unique essays written by way of confirmed students, together with reviews of Venice, Mexico, Montreal, ny, la, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, and Australia's Gold Coast.

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Such experiences may be conceived as comprising a totalizing environment that filters the tourists’ perceptions, experiences, and desires. This is akin to Bourdieu’s habitus, a constellation of the dispositions and attitudes, practices, and representations that organize everyday life (Bourdieu 1990a), or (in Aboulafia’s excellent summary) “the home of our non-reflexive engagement with the world” (Aboulafia 1999: 166). As a constellation of behaviors, habitus can, in effect, act as an agent protecting itself from Visitors and the Spatial Ecology of the City 29 change and disruptions, but “it” can also make choices to deflect challenges to its continued existence: Early experiences have particular weight because the habitus tends to ensure its own constancy and its defence against change through the selection it makes within new information .

2003). Their studies of Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Lisbon, and Birmingham show that planners and policy-makers in those cities weigh the costs of tourism by taking into account “displacement of resident-oriented activities, gentrification, and cultural friction” (van den Berg 2003). Such a balancing of local needs and economic development projects requires an over-arching political vision that is rarely possible in cities where leaders feel desperate for development at almost any cost. In European cities, the unique architectural and cultural heritage of urban cores has been understood to be the main attraction for visitors; as a consequence, tourism development has been aimed at enhancing the character of each city.

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