The Arctic as emotional space. Representations, images and expectations from the tourists and from the local population - Daniela Tommasini
For the tourist the Arctic is an emotional space, built up through representations and symbolic elements such as landscape and cultural markers, that play a great part in the recognition of the imagined territory, fruit of aspirations and desires. The sense of place is a way to identify the emotional and spiritual ties we shape with a certain space and how we respond to it.
This paper aims to examine representations and perceptions of space by the tourists and by the local population.
-- The tourist perception of the place, its image and representation
-- The symbolic elements constructing the tourist image and the memories to bring home
-- How does locals describe and perceive their landscape
-- Arising conflicts among hosts and guests that may alter the sense of the place