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Tourism in mining areas of northern Sweden: land of possibilities or continuous struggle?
Dalarna University, School of Technology and Business Studies, Tourism Studies. (CeTLeR)ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8134-5999
2018 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The northernmost Swedish province of Norbotten has being a subject for boom and bust development cycles of mining industry over several decades. During these times, companies have started massive prospecting campaigns, opened up new mines and re-opened older mines that had been closed for years, and increased production in already existing mines. The mining industry has left its legacy both in the form of immaterial and material remains. This paper focuses on an analysis of the complexities of the present day situation in the mining area of Gällivarre and the adjacent Jokkmokk Municipalities. The problems connected with the postindustrial futures, specifically in reference to the tourism development in this area, are discussed here. Indigenous and non-indigenous tourism entrepreneurs active in these two localities are asked to reflect on their relationship to industrial activities in the area (mining, hydro/wind power production, etc.). Discussion circles around social and cultural barriers between these two groups and the wider society. The stories told by the entrepreneurs represent a range of individual and collectively constructed notions of the present and future development of this area showing a contested vision. Tourism development in the region is showing fragmented/disruptive patterns confined to actions taken by either individual entrepreneurs or small groups that collaborate in the creation of experiences. The issues of every day racism towards Sami population, mistrust towards authorities on one hand and community and cultural identity revival with the help of individual entrepreneurial efforts on the other hand support the contested notion of the current development in the area, heavily influenced by the on-going and future industrial development projects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018.
Keywords [en]
mining, tourism, Norbotten, Sami, indigenous tourism
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Complex Systems – Microdata Analysis, General Microdata Analysis - tourism
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-28809OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-28809DiVA, id: diva2:1257796
Conference
27th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research, Tourism Implications and Dilemmas, 24-26 September 2018, Alta, Norway
Funder
Swedish Research Council FormasAvailable from: 2018-10-22 Created: 2018-10-22 Last updated: 2019-03-25Bibliographically approved

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