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New Phd: Cristina Soler García


Tesis Cristina SolerThe research member of Culturdes, Dra Cristina Soler García, has obtained her PhD after presenting the dissertation: «El uso de la cultura como recurso para el desarrollo: una mirada etnográfica al arte indígena de Tigua en Ecuador», with the qualification of sobresaliente con Mención Europea. The thesis has been supervised by Dr. Antonio Miguel Nogués Pedregal.

The Committee was chaired by Prof. Dr. Jeremy MacClancy (Oxford-Brookes University), and Dr. Daniel Carmona Zubiri (Universitas Miguel Hernández) as secretary, and the members Dr. Agustín Santana Talavera (Universidad de la Laguna), Dra. Marta Prista (Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia – CRIA en Lisboa) and Dr. Raúl Travé Molero (Ostelea School of Tourism & Hospitality – Madrid).

Abstract: This doctoral thesis is an ethnography on the relationships among the ideas Culture, Heritage and Development in Ecuador. The ethnographic study analyses how these relationships materialize and are staged through the patrimonialisation and use of cultural elements (iconographies) of the aboriginal peoples of Ecuador as the way to innovate the contemporary artisan sector in a development project. Conceptualising Heritage as a social field –in Pierre Bourdieu’s sense—the interests and positions of national agents (public institutions, non-governmental entities, and ethnic groups) and international actors (international cooperation agencies) are studied. The analysis unveils how the ideas Culture and Heritage are conceptualized in relation to the idea Development, as well as it explains the artificiality of the patrimonial creation process. This perspective allows understanding the cultural practices of appropriation carried out by the social agents, specifically those related to the group of indigenous artists from the Tigua area, in the central region of Ecuador. These artists are worldwide known for their paintings and other handicrafts currently produced for the international market.

The analysis of the social practices of use, re-signification, and legitimation of these heritage elements carried out by these indigenous artists illustrates how the construction of the idea Authenticity is produced and how the tourist market is not only present but also becomes a mediator in the production of meanings that lead to the idea Identity. Finally, the ethnographic descriptions of these practices of appropriation lead us to the aim of this thesis: the study of the processes of construction of meaning that guarantee the continuity between the representations of the memory of a group through the patrimonial resource and their present and future aspirations. Bourdieu’s concept of field applied to Heritage clarifies the network of relationships around heritage production and management, and also shows how the cultural is used as a resource during the existing symbolic disputes over the type of society, the vision of the World and our self-identities.


15 September 2017 Comments off

Turismo sostenible, ¿cómo y para quién?



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II International Conference of the ICSR Mediterranean Knowledge Mediterranean Cultures and Societies



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Culturdes in Granada



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Panel — Knowledge production for cultural heritage management in tourism contexts



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25 November 2015 Comments off

On the World Tourism Day



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28 September 2015 Comments off

Book: “Ethnography under a tourism space”



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Anthropological study of tourism in Spain



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Summer School: “Studies of migration and mobility in Europe” (MOBILE)


11 August, 2013a24 August, 2013

The research member of CULTURDES Drs. Raúl Travé Molero is attending the summer school “Studies of Migration and Mobility in Europe” (MOBILE) organized within the framework of Erasmus Intensive Programmes – one of the Lifelong Learning Programmes (LLP) – and with the support of Fundacja Rozwoju Systemu Edukacji (FRSE), Poland, to be held in Sopot (Poland) from August 11th through 24th, 2013.


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22 August 2013 Comments off

Book: “Culture and society in tourism contexts”



Culture and society in tourism contexts

The Head of Culturdes, Dr. Antonio Miguel Nogués Pedregal, has edited the volume Culture and society in tourism contexts in the Tourism Social Science Series (vol. 17) edited by Jafar Jafari and published by Emerald.

Synopsis

This book strives to understand the social and cultural dynamics in Mediterranean tourism destinations through ethnographic examples and case studies from places including Greece, Spain, Morocco, Croatia, Lebanon, France, and Crete. Exploring themes such as globalization, cosmopolitanism, leisure mobilities, power, and late capitalism, this volume analyzes the blurring edges of tourism and migration, the role the former plays in the dialogical construction of cultural identities, or how the interconnection between each of the diverse residing sociocultural groups influences the relation with other groups. The work of several social scientists, from different interdisciplinary backgrounds, over numerous years is documented using multiple research techniques to observe cultures and societies as they occur in daily practices. This analysis discovers how tourism characterizes the daily lives of social groups living in tourists’ destinations and how it offers a distinctive sense of collective memories, thus unfolding cultures and societies in tourism contexts.

Contents

Preface : “This PDF is © Emerald Group Publishing Limited and is provided for your own personal use only. It may not be used for resale, reprinting, systematic distribution, emailing, web hosting, including institutional repositories/archives or for any other commercial purpose without the permission of the publisher
Introduction, by A.-M. Nogués-Pedregal
1. Instrumental Cosmopolitanism: The ‘‘Valorization’’ of Heritage and Sociality in Mediterranean Cities, by Julie Scott
2. Touring the Frontier: Reinventing the Eastern Adriatic for Tourism, by Emilio Cocco
3. When the Desirable and the Feasible Converge Through Tourism Space, by A.-M. Nogués-Pedregal
4. Negotiating Marrakech: Postcolonial Travels in Morocco, by Lauren Wagner and Claudio Minca
5. Building Tourism in Costa Blanca: Second Homes, Second Chances?, by Antonio Aledo, Jens Kr. Steen Jacobsen and Leif Selstad
6. Across Social Categories and Boundaries: Transnational Mobilities and Interculturality, by Regina Römhild
7. Borders of (In)visibility in the Greek Aegean, by Heath Cabot and Ramona Lenz
Conclusion, by A.-M. Nogués-Pedregal

 


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