What is it about?

In social sciences and humanities, “power” refers to all forms of successful control by A over B –that is, of A securing compliance. Much of the debates revolve around its nature, with a broadly accepted definition yet to be settled.

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Why is it important?

It discusses that tourism is just another name of power, for it is the most sophisticated elaboration created by capitalist forces and interests, since it produces a distinct chronotope that both stimulates the occupation of territories transforming them into destinations and contributes to the production of new meanings and senses that are being appropriated by local populations.


Reference work entry. First Online: 25 June 2016

Dr Antonio Miguel Nogués-Pedregal
Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche

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This page is a summary of: Power, January 2016, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-01384-8_401.
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