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Maria Månsson

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Mediatisation and social sustainability – an ambivalent relationship

Författare

  • Cecilia Cassinger
  • Maria Månsson

Summary, in English

Mediatisation is one of the central concepts by which to understand how the intensifying media and communications environment constructs our social world. The aim of research is to examine the conditions of sustainability communication in a media economy of visibility and recognition. To this end, we focus on how the phenomenon overtourism is constructed as a social sustainability challenge in news- and social media.

This research emphasises the dialectics of media and social institutions in examining
overtourism as a challenge for sustainable development in European urban destinations. Narrative analysis of the emergence of overtourism on online news media and social media platforms was conducted during 2017-2019.

Findings underscore the ambivalent relationship between mediatization and sustainability. Media narratives construct overtourism as an unsustainable situation for urban destinations, whilst at the same time promoting the attractiveness of these places. Overtourism brings prosperity as well as urban decay and cultural despair to cities. We contend that the ambivalence surrounding the sustainability challenge of overtourism in the media is an obstacle to discussions of concrete measures. At the same time, ambivalence may lead to a greater reflexivity concerning social sustainability, which may be harnessed as a resource for change.

Avdelning/ar

  • Institutionen för strategisk kommunikation

Publiceringsår

2021

Språk

Engelska

Dokumenttyp

Konferensbidrag: abstract

Ämne

  • Economic Geography

Nyckelord

  • mediatisation
  • urban tourism
  • social sustainability
  • overtourism

Conference name

Knowledge for Sustainable Development – Lund University Research Conference, 2021<br/>

Conference date

2021-05-04 - 2021-05-04

Conference place

Lund, Sweden

Status

Published

Projekt

  • Rethinking urban tourism development: Dealing with sustainability in the age of over-tourism