Beyond the right to the island: exploring protests against the neoliberalization of nature in tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain)

Show simple item record Armas-Díaz, Alejandro Sabaté-Bel, Fernando Murray, Ivan Blázquez-Salom, Macià 2021-03-25T11:00:22Z 2021-03-25T11:00:22Z
dc.description.abstract [eng] Islands worldwide experience the commodification of land and natural resources owing to touristic activities and urbanization. Islands represent the epitome of commodified spaces, power, and territorialization. Therefore, focusing on islands reveals how the production of socionatures shapes the dynamics of capital accumulation, dispossession, and resistance. By paying attention to the interplay between insularity and socioecological transformations, we aim at expanding the literature on the neoliberalization of socionatures. We explore the contestation against urban tourism development in Tenerife in recent decades, such as the intense expansion of artificial land use since the touristic boom in mid-20th century, which was intensified through neoliberal capitalism by commodifying elements of everyday life. Environmental struggles inevitably facilitate greater mobilization than other claims. An empirical survey on the spatiotemporal evolution of this island illustrates and helps to deepen the conceptual development of the right to the island and to nature. We found that social contestation and its political emancipatory potential with the defense of nature and the demand for a different social and territorial island model highlights 'right to nature' as a central element in the fight for 'right to the island.'
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dc.relation.ispartof Erdkunde, 2020, vol. 74, num. 4, p. 249-262
dc.rights , 2020
dc.subject.classification Geografia
dc.subject.classification 338 - Situació econòmica. Política econòmica. Gestió, control i planificació de l'economia. Producció. Serveis. Turisme. Preus
dc.subject.other Geography
dc.subject.other 338 - Economic situation. Economic policy. Management of the economy. Economic planning. Production. Services. Prices
dc.title Beyond the right to the island: exploring protests against the neoliberalization of nature in tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain)
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article 2021-03-25T11:00:23Z
dc.subject.keywords geografia critica
dc.subject.keywords Islas Canarias
dc.subject.keywords Movimientos Sociales
dc.subject.keywords Insularidad
dc.rights.accessRights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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