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《Scientia Geographica Sinica》 2018-06
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The Production of Space in Home Inns Under Tourism Development:A Case Study of Shuanglang Town in Dali

Luo Qiuju;Feng Minyan;Cai Yingying;School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-sen University;Center for Tourism Planning & Research, Sun Yat-sen University;  
Under the background of tourism development, home inns at the tourism destination have become special production of time and space which have changed from residential houses into commercial accommodation. During this process, it always shows a pluralistic tendency of architecture style while the traditional characteristics of local building have been gradually disappearing. In view of it, this article takes the home inns in Shuanglang Town, Dali as a case study. Shuanglang was a former traditional small fishing village as the gathering place of Bai nationality. It remains a large amount of Bai traditional residential buildings which express the living ways and historic folkways of Bai people. But now it has become a popular tourism destination in the wave of commercialization with a very high density of new inns. Based on Lefebvre's theory of space production, it analyses from three aspects: the production of physical, conceptual and social space and it mainly emphasizes the necessary connection between social relations and local space. Firstly, physical space of home inns in Shuanglang can be divided into three architecture styles: authentic, modified and innovative practice. Authentic buildings refer to the home inns basically keep their original structures and the internal decorative elements of traditional Bai buildings. Modified buildings have some design modification on the basis of retaining the main traditional elements of Bai, while innovative buildings totally present their architectural elements from other regions completely different from the Bai traditional buildings. Secondly, in the aspect of conceptual space, different subjects including local residents, foreign inns-operators, the government and the tourists have different production of their own conceived space. Local residents are the early owners and dominators of local space, but their influence on space production gradually decreases with the transformation of their right to use land. Foreign inns-operators as the current important space producers and dominators increase the differences of architecture styles between home inns and local buildings out of their respect for local culture, or the longing for an ideal life and the favor of foreign culture. Then the government involvement was relatively late, it shows strong control over the space of home inns in the later stage but has no effective influence on the completed inns. Since the tourists normally have short stays at the destination, they have no direct influence on the space production but can indirectly influence through market choice. Thirdly, behind the spatial production of home inns, it is the interaction of capital and culture among local residents, foreign inns-operators, tourists and the government. The process of space production actually represents the development of new social relations.
【Fund】: 国家社会科学基金项目(15BGL110)资助~~
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