Destructive creation: capital accumulation and the structural violence of tourism

  title={Destructive creation: capital accumulation and the structural violence of tourism},
  author={Bram B{\"u}scher and Robert Fletcher},
  journal={Journal of Sustainable Tourism},
  pages={651 - 667}
ABSTRACT Tourism is not merely a capitalist practice but a central practice through which capitalism sustains itself. Precisely how tourism “products” become capital and the types of violence this process entails, however, has not yet been systematically theorized or investigated. Building on Noel Castree's six principles of commodification, we explore how tourism becomes capital, understood as “value in motion”, and how this process not only provokes various forms of material violence but can… 

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  • S. Koot
  • Sociology
    Sustainable Tourism and Indigenous Peoples
  • 2019
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