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Tourism Adaptation to Coastal Risks: A Socio-Spatial Analysis of the Magdalen Islands in Québec, Canada

Département D’études Urbaines et Touristiques, École des Sciences de la Gestion, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Montréal, QC H3C 3P8, Canada
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Water 2021, 13(17), 2410; https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172410
Received: 30 June 2021 / Revised: 26 August 2021 / Accepted: 28 August 2021 / Published: 2 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Coastal Hazards Management)
Coastal tourism is one of the most important segments of the tourism industry but is facing major impacts of climate change. In light of these impacts, the infrastructure enabling coastal tourism activities needs to be adapted. It is through the production of a space framework inspired by the work of Henri Lefebvre that we will reveal how a tourism space is socially constructing its own adaptation process. Using a case study methodology, we will examine the case of the Magdalen Island Archipelago in Québec, Canada, and pinpoint the subcase of La Grave. The case study will show how tourism is adding value to land dynamics to justify major adaptation work on the shore in order to protect the capital accumulation capacities of the tourism space. These justifications are buttressed by discourses of heritage and economic impacts to validate proceeding with a form of spatial reordering that privileges certain spaces while potentially leaving out others. View Full-Text
Keywords: climate change adaptation; tourism; production of space; Québec; Canada climate change adaptation; tourism; production of space; Québec; Canada
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Lapointe, D.; Renaud, L.; Blanchard, M.E. Tourism Adaptation to Coastal Risks: A Socio-Spatial Analysis of the Magdalen Islands in Québec, Canada. Water 2021, 13, 2410. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172410

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Lapointe D, Renaud L, Blanchard ME. Tourism Adaptation to Coastal Risks: A Socio-Spatial Analysis of the Magdalen Islands in Québec, Canada. Water. 2021; 13(17):2410. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172410

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Lapointe, Dominic, Luc Renaud, and Mathias E. Blanchard 2021. "Tourism Adaptation to Coastal Risks: A Socio-Spatial Analysis of the Magdalen Islands in Québec, Canada" Water 13, no. 17: 2410. https://doi.org/10.3390/w13172410

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