Click here to download

Networking and tourist destinations: new development strategies within rural restructuring
Journal Title: RIVISTA TRIMESTRALE DI SCIENZA DELL’AMMINISTRAZIONE 
Author/s: Rita Salvatore 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  11 Pg. 51-61 FullText PDF:  420 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SA2013-002004
(DOI is like a bar code for intellectual property: to have more infomation:  clicca qui   and here 


In this paper the author analyses the role of sustainable tourism within the recent restructuring of rural economic systems. Some critical situations embedded in rural spaces are taken into account, especially in terms of social agency. In particular, some of the reasons why new strategies of regional economies are hard to be triggered are assessed. A paradigm based upon networking actions and capitalization of local resources (both material and immaterial ones) may become a useful means to overcome some of the contradictions that old developmental models have disclosed, such as the option endogenous versus exogenous, the contrast between quality of life and materialistic growth, the tradition/innovation antithesis, the continuity/change contraposition. The peculiarity of the local micro entrepreneurship, based on a socio-cultural identity oriented management, represents one of the key-points of the reasoning.
Keywords: Networking, rural space, local identity

  1. Baudrillard J. (1974). La société de consommation. Ses mytes ses structures. Paris: Gallimard (trad. it.: La società dei consumi. Bologna: il Mulino, 1976).
  2. Beck U., Giddens A., Lash S. (1994). Reflexive Modernisation: Politics, Tradition and Aesthetics in the Modern Social Order. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  3. Bourdieu P. (1979). La distinction. Critique sociale du jugement. Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit (trad. it.: La distinzione. Critica sociale del gusto. Bologna: il Mulino, 1983).
  4. Carlsen J., Morrison A., Weber P. (2008). Lifestyle Oriented Small Tourism Firms. Tourism Recreation Research, 33 (3): 255-263.
  5. Castells M. (1996). The rise of the Network Society. Oxford: Blackwell.
  6. European Commission (2003). Using natural and cultural heritage to develop sustainable tourism in non-traditional tourist destinations. Brussels: Esosystems.
  7. Garrod B., Wornell R., Youell R. (2006). Re-conceptualising rural resources as countryside capital: The case of rural tourism. Journal of Rural Studies, 22: 117-128,, 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2005.08.00DOI: 10.1016/j.jrurstud.2005.08.00
  8. Grumo R., Ivona A. (2005). Tourism in peripheral regions. Discovering the hidden histories of Italy. In: Novelli M., ed., Niche Tourism. Contemporary issues, trends and cases. Oxford: Elsevier.
  9. Kagermeier A., Willms J., eds. (2010). Tourism Development in Low Mountain Ranges. Mannheim: Meta-GIS-Systems.
  10. Lee J., Árnason A., Nightingale A., Shucksmith M. (2005). Networking: Social Capital and Identities in European Rural Development. Sociologia Ruralis, 45 (4): 270-283,, 10.1111/j.1467-9523.2005.00305.xMontaniA.R.(2000).Teorieericerchesullecomunitàlocali.Roma:FrancoAngeli,PMCid:224376DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9523.2005.00305.xMontaniA.R.(2000).Teorieericerchesullecomunitàlocali.Roma:FrancoAngeli,PMCid:224376
  11. Murdoch J. (2000). Networks – a new paradigm of rural development? Journal of Rural Studies, 16: 407-419,, 10.1016/S0743-0167(00)00022-DOI: 10.1016/S0743-0167(00)00022-
  12. Novelli M., ed. (2005). Niche Tourism. Contemporary issues, trends and cases. Oxford: Elsevier.
  13. Osti G. (2010). Sociologia del territorio. Bologna: il Mulino,, 10.1444/3223DOI: 10.1444/3223
  14. Pine B.J., Gilmore J.H. (1999). The experience economy: work is theatre & every business a a stage.
  15. Boston: Harvard Business School Press (trad. it.: L’economia delle esperienze. Oltre il servizio. Milano: Etas, 2000).
  16. Robinson M., Novelli M. (2005). Niche tourism: an introduction. In: Novelli M., ed., Niche Tourism. Contemporary issues, trends and cases. Oxford: Elsevier.
  17. Savelli A. (2004). Gli spazi del turismo nella società globale. In: Savelli A., a cura di, Turismo, territorio, identità. Ricerche ed esperienze nell’area mediterranea. Milano: FrancoAngeli.
  18. Shaw G., William A. (2004). From Lifestyle Consumption to Lifestyle Production: Changing Patterns of Tourism Entrepreneurship. In: Thomas R., ed., Small Firms in Tourism: International Perspective. Oxford: Elsevier, pp. 99-114,, 10.1016/B978-0-08-044132-0.50010-DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-08-044132-0.50010-
  19. Smith V.L. (1996). Indigenous tourism: The four h’s. In: Butler R., Hinch T., eds., Tourism and indigenous peoples. London: International Thomson Business Press.
  20. Thomas R. (2007). Tourism partnerships and small firms: Power, participation and partition. The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 8 (1): 37-43,, 10.5367/00000000778000734DOI: 10.5367/00000000778000734
  21. Tinseley R., Lynch P. (2001). Small tourism networks and destination development. Hospitality management, 20: 367-378,, 10.1016/S0278-4319(01)00024-DOI: 10.1016/S0278-4319(01)00024-
  22. Valtonen A. (2009). Small Tourism Firms as Agents of Critical Knowledge. Tourist Studies, 9 (2): 127-143,, 10.1177/146879760936060DOI: 10.1177/146879760936060
  23. Van der Ploeg J.D., van Dijk G., eds. (1995). Beyond Modernization: the Impact of Endogenous Rural Development. Assen: Van Gorcum.
  24. Zaccai E., ed. (2007). Sustainable Consumption, Ecology and fair Trade. Oxon: Routledge.

Rita Salvatore, Networking and tourist destinations: new development strategies within rural restructuring in "RIVISTA TRIMESTRALE DI SCIENZA DELL’AMMINISTRAZIONE" 2/2013, pp. 51-61, DOI:10.3280/SA2013-002004

   

FrancoAngeli is a member of Publishers International Linking Association a not for profit orgasnization wich runs the CrossRef service, enabing links to and from online scholarly content