Rethinking mobilities: is tourism dying?

Rethinking mobilities: is tourism dying?

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Maximiliano Korstanje


The present essay-review explores the conceptual limitations of mobility as an all encompassing theory, which explains why thousand of citizens are unable to make tourism worldwide. Imagining tourism as a massindustry not only rests on a great fallacy but also ignores the effects of last financial crisis in global economies. Only less 1% of total population in the world has the necessary resources to vacation abroad. We need to rethink  mobilities in terms of the great asymmetries caused by capitalism, where behaviour of few  ones is ideologically presented as the guiding values to follow. Like chivalry in Middle Age, mobility and tourism are privileges for global mobile elite alone.


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Maximiliano Korstanje, Universidad Externado de Colombia

Doctoranda en Estudios Sociales

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