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Territoire et économie
Tourism territory/territoire(s)touristique(s): when mobility challenges the concept,
Territory is a central concept of geography to address issues of spatiality. We will survey how English and French geographies have constructed the notion of territory. Then we question how its pairing with tourism intersect alterity and mobility with fixity with the aim of unpacking its theoretical implications. Finally, we expose that tourism is a recoding of territories through an economy of signs that challenge the traditional way of looking at development through a production economy.