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

By Eustogio Wanderley Correia Dantas

This publication reports the transformation of recent maritimity practices in coastal components (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 publication highlights neighborhood fluxes on a nearby and native scale, exhibiting the incorporation of seashore zones to areas that have been formerly linked to so known as conventional coastal practices (fishing actions and as harboring points). This publication is devoted to geography researchers and students.

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Coastal Geography in Northeast Brazil: Analyzing Maritimity in the Tropics

This booklet reviews the transformation of recent maritimity practices in coastal components (such as swimming, navigation and tourism) and their implications to the advance 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 standpoint.

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For Castro (1999b), this shock embodies new production spaces, an economic, social and political space of resistance based on irrigated agriculture and tourism, with new regional actors: on one side, an important segment of the political elite, notably those with a large power of assimilation and production and, on the other, a small number of private entrepreneurs and civil servants. The actors mentioned above are the agents and trustees of a new discourse, aired in the business environment in magazines and newspapers that exploit: aspects linked to the possibilities offered by the Northeast to private investment, both natural resources and its location (proximity) to the international market.

Source BNB, 2005; Observatory of the metropolis, 2012 Fig. 3 Spatial Distribution of Public Investments: Prodetur I and II The combination of metropolitan and coastal interests supports the formation of political alliances that include representatives of the urban economic elite. In the Brazilian states analyzed here, this process has occurred in distinct ways, with opposite extremes being observed in Ceará and Rio Grande do Norte. 4 The Metropolis Meets the Seaside 41 development of the local tourism industry (Prodeturis), which served as the model for the state’s Prodetur I.

In the Northeast, after the end of the 1980s, it is possible to talk about the articulation of cities on a broader scale, including international, defined by the desire to make them competitive with other cities. To this end, each city tries to impose the elaboration of a specific and associated image, as in the case of Fortaleza, showing a coastal–maritime city whose human and natural elements are valued as tourist merchandise. Thus, there is the construction of the city’s touristic image. 2 Tourism, a Political Advertising and Publicity Business 21 other developing counties, that is, according to the international model for the development of tourism.

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