Tristan Loloum

Tristan Loloum is a social anthropologist, SNF posdoctoral research associate at Durham University (United Kingdom). His research tackles the politics of tourism and cultural heritage in a variety of contexts (Brazil, Switzerland, United Kingdom, France). After studying the social and institutional transformations induced by tourism development in the Brazilian Northeast, he is currently working on the public relations strategies implemented by large energy corporations through "industrial tourism" and cultural sponsorship. He is also involved in applied research projects exploring the role of wine tourism and heritage in the construction of "terroirs" and regional identities.

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La fabrique des affinit├ęs en situation touristique.

Tristan Loloum | 01.11.2017

The article deals with the long-term evolution of social relationships in tourism contexts. Based on the socio-historical study of a seaside resort in North-East Brazil and the interactions between pioneering tourism entrepreneurs and local inhabitants, we question the sociological reasons that drive people coming from very different social backgrounds to get along. The hypothesis of structural homologies tries to explain the implicit affinities between these groups. It refers to the relating correspondence of social positions and the crossings of [...]