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Sustainability 2017, 9(8), 1307; doi:10.3390/su9081307

Livestock Animal Displacement on Rural Tourism Destinations: Placing Livestock's “Pest” Role in the Background

Department of Land Resources and Tourism Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
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Received: 1 May 2017 / Revised: 12 July 2017 / Accepted: 24 July 2017 / Published: 26 July 2017
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
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Rural tourism is becoming increasingly embedded in the livestock animal management in rural areas. Drawing on a multi-methods approach, this exploratory research shows how to construct the livestock animal displacement actor-networks. As is found, human actors (local governments, tourists, and local residents), non-human animal (livestock) and quasi-object (human dwellings) construct an interaction network in a structured way. The critical action route of livestock animal displacement demonstrated in this research is aimed to improve residents' participation willingness and further to change the local livestock feeding model and traditional dwelling by rural environment governance and rural tourism landscape consumption. Through the process of translation, problematization, interest, enrollment, mobilization and opposition, the livestock displacement actor-networks were constructed to build a heterogeneous network of the local government, tourists, local residents, livestock and human dwelling. The ultimate goal is to change the traditional human dwelling to a dis-dwelling; the most important thing is to promote residents’ participation willingness in the livestock displacement actor-networks. This article attempts to perform compelling exploratory research to elucidate the livestock displacement actor-networks in hope to provide a meaningful contribution to the epistemology and methodology of livestock management on rural tourism destination and open a new path for research on rural livestock-human relations. View Full-Text
Keywords: rural tourism; livestock animal displacement; ANT; rural areas; rural development rural tourism; livestock animal displacement; ANT; rural areas; rural development

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Tang, G.; Zhang, J.; Zhang, Y. Livestock Animal Displacement on Rural Tourism Destinations: Placing Livestock's “Pest” Role in the Background. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1307.

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