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Sustainability 2017, 9(9), 1619; doi:10.3390/su9091619

Amenity/Lifestyle Migration in the Chilean Andes: Understanding the Views of “The Other” and Its Effects on Integrated Community Development

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Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Sciences, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
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Departamento de Ciencias Sociales, Núcleo de Ciencias Sociales y Humanidades, Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile
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Received: 11 August 2017 / Revised: 1 September 2017 / Accepted: 8 September 2017 / Published: 12 September 2017
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Abstract

Within the context of domestic amenity/lifestyle migration, we are interested in understanding the way local rural residents and migrants: (1) view each other; and (2) how those views affect an integrated community development. Using alterity theory as a guiding framework, we engaged in a qualitative study to examine such views and their effects along the lines of three axes: an epistemological (what people know about the other), an axiological (how people value the other), and a praxeological (how people interact with the other) one in the Chilean community of Malalcahuello. Findings suggests that, overall, both types of residents know little of the other, have and constantly reproduce negative value judgments of the other, and relate only in mundane non-significant ways. We provide explanations of how these relate to the reported diminished community development efforts in town. View Full-Text
Keywords: amenity migration; lifestyle migration; community development; alterity amenity migration; lifestyle migration; community development; alterity
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Matarrita-Cascante, D.; Zunino, H.; Sagner-Tapia, J. Amenity/Lifestyle Migration in the Chilean Andes: Understanding the Views of “The Other” and Its Effects on Integrated Community Development. Sustainability 2017, 9, 1619.

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