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Spaces for Collaborative Arrangements as Social Sustainability in Rural Accommodation in Brazil: Pouso dos Paula

Post-graduate Program in Tourism and Hospitality, University of Vale do Itajaí, Balneário Camboriú, SC, 5ª. Avenida, 1100, Sala 210, Bloco 7, 88337-300, Brazil
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Sustainability 2019, 11(12), 3236;
Received: 23 March 2019 / Revised: 16 May 2019 / Accepted: 10 June 2019 / Published: 12 June 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tourism, Governance and Sustainable Development)
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Studies of collaborative arrangements are usually based on socioeconomic interpretations, with little research exploring the socio-spatial perspective. The assumption is that space (as an epistemic category) can promote collaborative arrangements. Thus, the objective of the research was to describe the spaces of rural accommodation establishments as a sign of collaboration, which is understood as a socio-spatial entity. For this purpose, Pouso dos Paula (Nova Friburgo, RJ, Brazil) was the object of the study. This study was qualitative, exploratory, and descriptive in nature with a phenomenological approach. Primary data was collected from websites, leaflets, and videos about the object of study and in situ (photographic and architectural survey and reading of space). Secondary data was collected from the literature. The data collected were analyzed in the light of the theory of montage, based on the idea of abduction of Peircean semiotics. The results showed collaboration in spaces of the rural accommodation studied, which generally signifies and reveals spatial conditions for carrying out civic initiatives, meets social demands, and for gives rise to collaborative arrangements in rural areas which, together, can lead to political empowerment in rural Brazil, which are understood as a factor of social sustainability. The originality of the study lies in the recognition of the role of space of rural accommodation in promoting social sustainability. View Full-Text
Keywords: collaborative arrangement; space; accommodation establishment; rural space; Brazil collaborative arrangement; space; accommodation establishment; rural space; Brazil

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Torres Tricárico, L.; dos Santos Pires, P.; da Conceição Walkowski, M. Spaces for Collaborative Arrangements as Social Sustainability in Rural Accommodation in Brazil: Pouso dos Paula. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3236.

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