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Experiences of Ecology: (Dis)ordering Nature as a Visitor Attraction

Hultman, Johan LU and Andersson Cederholm, Erika LU (2008) In Tourism and Hospitality Planning & Development 5(2). p.81-95
Abstract
By taking the strategic development of a nature visitor centre in southern Sweden as a case study, the article examines practices of nature construction and how these practices are enacted and performed at various sites connected to the centre. The analytical focus is boundary work, i.e. how boundaries separating nature/culture, rural/urban, local/global, history/present/future, humans/non-humans and indoor/outdoor are (dis)ordered to form a visitor attraction. Boundary work is examined at four sites of nature construction: interviews with strategic and operative staff connected to the nature centre, an application for state funding of the centre, the ceremonial opening of the centre and the centre’s permanent exhibition. The analysis... (More)
By taking the strategic development of a nature visitor centre in southern Sweden as a case study, the article examines practices of nature construction and how these practices are enacted and performed at various sites connected to the centre. The analytical focus is boundary work, i.e. how boundaries separating nature/culture, rural/urban, local/global, history/present/future, humans/non-humans and indoor/outdoor are (dis)ordered to form a visitor attraction. Boundary work is examined at four sites of nature construction: interviews with strategic and operative staff connected to the nature centre, an application for state funding of the centre, the ceremonial opening of the centre and the centre’s permanent exhibition. The analysis shows how the nature centre manifests a nature cosmology upheld by alternate purifying and hybridizing practices, where the result is a visitor attraction offering ecology as experience. (Less)
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nature, ecology, Experiences, Fulltofta, retro-knowledge, ecotourism, tourism
in
Tourism and Hospitality Planning & Development
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5
issue
2
pages
81 - 95
publisher
Taylor & Francis
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  • scopus:84860399700
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1479-0548
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Natur, kultur, turism och näringslivsutveckling i Skåne
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English
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yes
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4d2d148c-8739-494f-924b-23203b5edadf (old id 954636)
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  author       = {Hultman, Johan and Andersson Cederholm, Erika},
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  keyword      = {nature,ecology,Experiences,Fulltofta,retro-knowledge,ecotourism,tourism},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {81--95},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Tourism and Hospitality Planning & Development},
  title        = {Experiences of Ecology: (Dis)ordering Nature as a Visitor Attraction},
  volume       = {5},
  year         = {2008},
}