The movement heritage: Scale, place, and pathscapes in Anthropocene tourism
2015 (English)In: Tourism and the Anthropocene / [ed] Martin Gren and Edward Huijbens, London: Routledge, 2015, 131-151 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Anthropogenic change is large-scale. But the Anthropocene is also a result of small-scale, local landscape use and change. These changes and uses are often based in movement. How do movements (sport, outdoor life, tourism etc.) affect landscapes physically and mentally? In the Anthropocene, these questions are increasingly important to answer.
Mobility in the landscape is under-theorized. The cultural history of walking, with Rousseau, Austen, Thoreau, Muir and others have been discussed (e.g. Solnit 2001). Understandings of landscape monuments are often tied to nationalism (Lowenthal 1998, 2008, Hettne et al 2006) and are generally limited to monuments within traditional areas of cultural and natural heritage (buildings, infrastructure, rare species). But the importance of movement as a practice for understanding landscape and ”life worlds” has also been underlined (Ingold 2000, 2011, Hastrup 2009). The movement heritage, in terms of skiing tracks, hiking trails etc. has to no small degree shaped understanding of the landscape. We investigate how these landscapes of mobility have been and can be articulated, and how they can contribute to a sustainable tourism in the Anthropocene.
We seek to combine this growing understanding of cultural heritage aspects of landscape with theories from the modern landscapes of bodily movement. These landscapes have been labeled portable (Qviström 2013), but in contrast to this portability, the landscapes of movement we focus on are not portable. Instead, their protection is based on their cultural history and emotional value. Is it possible to combine economic and ecological interests in tourism in the Anthropocene?
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2015. 131-151 p.
, Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility
Tourism, Arctic, movement heritage, mobility, sustainabilty, Anthropocene, place ethic
Research subject History of Science, Technology and Environment
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-180847ISI: 000372820800008ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84960504366ISBN: 9781138814578OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-180847DiVA: diva2:897302
ProjectsMistra Arctic Sustainable DevelopmentFjällens rörelsearv: Diskreta monument i hållbar fjällutveckling
FunderSwedish Environmental Protection AgencyMistra - The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Environmental Research
QC 201603162016-01-252016-01-252016-06-13Bibliographically approved