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Estudios y perspectivas en turismo

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VARGAS MARTINEZ, Elva Esther; CASTILLO NECHAR, Marcelino  and  ZIZUMBO VILLARREAL, Lilia. Tourism and Sustainability: An Epistemological Reflection. Estud. perspect. tur. [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.3, pp.706-721. ISSN 1851-1732.

The article makes an analysis of the main arguments and guidelines been followed by sustainable tourism as a legitimating ideology that justified and made viable the conventional model of tourism development, relegating the subjectivity of the individual as a principal actor in such a model. Thus it points out the importance of the subject and subjectivity in the meaning of sustainability with the possibility of gain the truth and put it into practice. This introduces a reflection on the construction of sustainability as an argument of instrumental reason in modern society based on the notion of crisis, which regenerates a capitalist production system of the State under their interests.

Keywords : Subjectivity; Tourism; Sustainability.

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