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L'enclavement touristique dans les îles tropicales Polynésie française, Maldives, République dominicaine

Bénédicte Auvray 1
1 CIRTAI-IDEES - Centre interdisciplinaire de recherche en transports et affaires internationales
IDEES - Identités et Différenciation de l'Environnement des Espaces et des Sociétés
Abstract : The permanence of touristic enclaves questions the relation with space and otherness while crossing border is made easier and touristic flows are regularly increasing. This research is aimed at highlightingthe different reactions and relations between the setting of an enclosed touristic resort and its surrounding territory. For an enclave, opening and closing seem to be led by social, economical, cultural and even political characteristics of each territory. Therefore enclosure is related to otherness even if this connection is complex. In the enclave, this relation is expressed through closing processes and exotic stagings. As a fantasized geographic object, tropical island could be considered as an ideal context of touristic development based on distancing from otherness to promote self-segregation, and on valorisation of an exoticised and stereotyped otherness. Studying touristic enclosure in tropical insular spaces improves knowledge about touristic trends and how international or regional hotel firms conceive their economical development. But the point is considering the relation of a tourist to space and place as representative of the paradoxical relation of anyone to space nowadays, both promoting mobility and enjoying immobility.
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Bénédicte Auvray. L'enclavement touristique dans les îles tropicales Polynésie française, Maldives, République dominicaine. Géographie. Université du Havre, 2012. Français. ⟨tel-00761209⟩

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