Diverse Geographies of Power and Spatial production: Tourism industry development in the Yamal Peninsula, Northern Siberia

GORBUNTSOVA, Tatiana, DOBSON, Stephen and PALMER, Nicola (2019). Diverse Geographies of Power and Spatial production: Tourism industry development in the Yamal Peninsula, Northern Siberia. Annals of Tourism Research, 76, 67-79.

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Abstract

This paper offers a geographical, anthropological and historical analysis of current tourism development in the Yamal Peninsula, Northern Siberia, Russia. Through qualitative research it highlights the institutional, regulatory and socio-cultural trends of the indigenous society of this marginal region. Currently the traditional economic activity of reindeer herding, which offers autonomy to its nomadic communities, is threatened by local oil and gas industry development. Whilst the introduction of tourism is being pursued by authorities as beneficial to indigenous populations, this research explores power imbalances expressed through space relating to the works of Harvey (1989), Lefebvre (1991) and Gavanta (2006). Findings illustrate conflict characterised by external forces steering local communities toward the tourism industry as an economic aspect of regional strategy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1506 Tourism; 1505 Marketing; 1504 Commercial Services; Sport, Leisure & Tourism
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2019.03.006
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic Elements
Depositing User: Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2019 10:35
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2019 11:36
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/23926

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