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The Nomos of Tourism
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Geography and Tourism.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Social and Life Sciences, Department of Geography and Tourism.
2010 (English)Conference paper, (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract

The article conceptualizes tourism as a world ordering process, with "whiteness" as the normative position of the tourist Subject. It takes its theoretical cues from the works of Carl Schmitt and Deleuze/Gauttari. Tourism is conceptiualized as a Nomos - a (geo)political and world ordering power involving three interrelated aspects/processes. Namely, nehmen the conquest of territory/space under the sign of tourism; teilen - establishing a touristifed spatial, juridical and lived order in the service of tourism; and weiden exploiting (utilizing) bodies, spaces and territories to enhance touristic worth/value. As such, tourism is a de- and re-territorialization force and process. The book conceptualiazes tourism as one aspect of the global capitalist mobility apparatus (machine).



The global mobility apparatus (machine) is central to the production and consumtion of desires and spaces of tourism. It channels and orders touristic mobilities, the circulation of images and imaginations at various spatial scales.



The second and related theme of the article (un)covers the (in)visible White Subject of Tourism Studies, Policy and Industry. The tourist subject as white forms the taken-for-granted starting point for the theoretical premises, conceptual apparatus and methodology as well as the analytical lenses of toruism studies.

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2010.
Keyword [en]
Key words: Nomos, de- and re-territorialization, mobility machine, embodied/mobile geopolitics, Carl Schmitt, Deleuze & Gauattari, whiteness, power, tourism and territorial order, Didactics of Higher Education
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Human Geography
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-10498OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-10498DiVA: diva2:494037
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Tourism and Seductions of Difference
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2013-06-12Bibliographically approved

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