Coastal Geography in Northeast Brazil: Analyzing Maritimity by Eustogio Wanderley Correia Dantas

By Eustogio Wanderley Correia Dantas

This booklet reviews the transformation of contemporary maritimity practices in coastal parts (such as swimming, navigation and tourism) and their implications to the improvement of Brazilian coastal towns, with an emphasis at the Northeast a part of the rustic. it's a mirrored image on coastal geography within the tropics and the modern valorization of coastal towns from a socioeconomic, technological and symbolical perspective. The booklet highlights neighborhood fluxes on a neighborhood and native scale, displaying the incorporation of seashore zones to areas which have been formerly linked to so known as conventional coastal practices (fishing actions and as harboring points). This ebook is devoted to geography researchers and students.

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In the view of Claval (1995), this is the result of the seduction of the local elites and middle classes by the western model of development. The countries (including island nations) that have followed the first model, with developmental policies being derived from external demands for touristic infrastructure, are located in the West Indies and Central America. In this region, we find that the political system (local government) is closely associated with most sectors of the commercial system, ranging from tourism agencies to airline companies (Cazes 1999), which is fundamental to the transformation of these countries into international tourist destinations.

2 The Symbolic Framework Reinforcing the Positive Image of the Semi-arid Due to the failure of the modern state model in Brazil in the second half of the 1980s, the public policy planning indicated above was inadequate. With the constitutional reform of 1988, the centralizing and dictatorial governance model was replaced by a democratic model to allow, on the one hand, the transfer of resources controlled by central government to states and municipalities, and, on the other hand, the possibility of obtaining finance directly from abroad.

1). These initiatives were aimed primarily at the development of strategic infrastructure in each of the participant states, in particular the construction or modernization of airports, public sanitation systems, and the construction of coastal highways, and to a lesser extent, administration, historic monuments, and environmental schemes. The spatial distribution of investments, while planned according to the specific perspectives of each state, have (a) reinforced the status of the Northeast as a destination for coastal tourism—known as “sun and beach” tourism—resulting in fundamental transformations of the region’s coastal zone.

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