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dc.contributor.authorSacramento, Octavio José Rio dopt_PT
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses how the beach neighbourhood of Ponta Negra (Natal, RN), in the Northeast of Brazil, came to experience the intensive tourist development that now characterises it. Its origins as a fishing village, its gradual emergence as a local resort and the internationalisation of its tourism in the late twentieth century are examined. The discussion of this process demonstrates how public policies have played a major role not only in configuring the model of spatial planning and urbanisation that was adopted, but also in defining Europe as the main geographical focus of tourist internationalisation, in creating attractive conditions for foreign investment, and in the construction and dissemination of a tourist identity largely founded on past images and desires. At the same time, this discussion of Ponta Negra’s tourist-capitalist appropriation, Europeanisation and its (re)production as a site of racialised desires contributes to a better understanding of the ambivalent spatialities and multiple tensions that coexist in the neighbourhood today. The analysis presented here draws on empirical data collected during a period of ethnographic fieldwork in which the predominant methodologies included participant observation, semi-structured interviews and documental and statistical research.pt_PT
dc.relation.ispartofCETRAD - Centro de Estudos Transdisciplinares para o Desenvolvimentopt_PT
dc.subjectTourism productionpt_PT
dc.subjectsocio- spatial changespt_PT
dc.subjectpublic policiespt_PT
dc.subjectlogics of desirept_PT
dc.subjectPonta Negra (Natal; Brazilian Northeast)pt_PT
dc.titleThe production of tourism in Ponta Negra, Northeast Brazil: policies, representations and logics of desirept_PT
degois.publication.titleJournal of Tourism and Cultural Changept_PT
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