Thanks God this is not Cancun! Alternative Tourism Imaginaries in Yucatan, Mexico

@article{Azcarate2011ThanksGT,
  title={Thanks God this is not Cancun! Alternative Tourism Imaginaries in Yucatan, Mexico},
  author={Matilde Cordoba Azcarate},
  journal={Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change},
  year={2011},
  volume={9},
  pages={183-200}
}
This paper analyses the role of tourism imaginaries as generative social practices in the production of places as tourist places. This will be accomplished through an ethnographical analysis detailing the production of two distinct alternative tourist imaginaries in the Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico). Firstly, this paper will explore how the ecotourist imaginary of a ‘pristine natural resort’ is performed at the Biosphere Reserve Ria Celestun through very specific tourism practices that veil other… 

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