“Overtourism, place alienation and the right to the city

Read the journal article Díaz-Parra, Ibán, and Jaime Jover. “Overtourism, place alienation and the right to the city: insights from the historic centre of Seville, Spain.” Journal of Sustainable Tourism 29.2-3 (2021): 158-175.

· From the article focus on the definitions and the analysis of the following concepts: alienation and place displacement, appropriation, gentrification, over-tourism, and authenticity.

· Choose a destination and apply these concepts to analyze it. You may use these guiding questions in your analysis:

o Which are the most relevant stakeholders in the case?

o Does the destination show signs of alienation and place displacement, appropriation, gentrification, overtourism?

o Is the destination authentic? Explain.

· In your case study, conclude whether tourism in the destination you have chosen is sustainable. In your evaluation, use the broader definitions of sustainability and sustainable tourism discussed in class (see slides).

Predict the evolution of these concepts in relation to social, environmental, and economic issues discussed in class such as poverty, waster access, food access or access to education and health.
Propose and defend an approach that you believe may help the destination develop a more sustainable form of tourism. Alternatives are the top-bottom approach, community-based approach, regulatory approach, marketing and market-based approach. You may choose a combination of approaches.
· Contextual information:

o Regarding the article of Díaz-Ibara & Jover (2020) focus on the theoretical framework and conclusions, it is not necessary to read the methodological part.

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