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Soc. Sci. 2018, 7(12), 249; https://doi.org/10.3390/socsci7120249

Resilience and Community-Based Tourism: Mapuche Experiences in Pre-Cordilleran Areas (Puyehue and Panguipulli) of Southern Chile

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Universidad de Los Lagos, Doctorado de Ciencias Sociales en Estudios Territoriales, Osorno 5290000, Chile
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Universidad de Los Lagos, Centro de Estudios del Desarrollo Regional y Políticas Públicas (CEDER), Osorno 5290000, Chile
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Universidad Austral de Chile, Facultad de Economía y Administrativas, Centro Transdisciplinario de Estudios Ambientales y Desarrollo Humano Sostenible (CEAM), Valdivia 5090000, Chile
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Received: 30 October 2018 / Revised: 20 November 2018 / Accepted: 20 November 2018 / Published: 27 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Tourism and Social Regeneration)
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Local responses to global problems: this is the premise used in this work to approach the studies of community-based tourism (CBT) in Latin America. Resilience is a fertile concept to analytically delve into the emergency conditions of this form of tourism organization. The socio-ecological and situated narratives of resilience are enriched and used in this work to examine experiences of CBT in mapuche communities in the south of Chile. This was done through the systematization of relevant data available from the execution of participatory action research projects developed since 2013 in the communes of Panguipulli and Puyehue. This data was categorized and processed according to the variables identified for the proposed analyzes. It was found that the socio-ecological narrative is useful, but insufficient. The relevance of the situated narrative seems to be more effective to engage in dialogues and joint work with mapuche communities. View Full-Text
Keywords: resilience; community-based tourism; mapuche communities resilience; community-based tourism; mapuche communities
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Torres-Alruiz, M.D.; Pilquimán V., M.J.; Henríquez-Zúñiga, C. Resilience and Community-Based Tourism: Mapuche Experiences in Pre-Cordilleran Areas (Puyehue and Panguipulli) of Southern Chile. Soc. Sci. 2018, 7, 249.

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