On the Nature Trail: Converting the Rural into the Ecological through a State Tourism Policy



Series: Tourism and Hospitality Development and Management
BISAC: BUS081000

This book presents an ethnography of nature walks in a rural area of Paraná state, southern Brazil. The event is organized by government agencies responsible for implementing public policies for farming, tourism, the environment and culture, as well as by the local community of small farmers.

However, a deeper inquiry into the layers of experiences and practices accumulated over the history of human walking reveals a multiplicity of lines interwoven into this event. Over the course of this book, the authors have presented different aspects and epistemological consequences of the phrase “walking is knowing.” (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter I. Pilgrimages, Voyages, Tourism and Walking

Chapter II. On the Walking Trail: Historical Changes in Controlling and Promoting Nature Walks

Chapter III. Repeating Without Coinciding: The Production of Walks and the Agents Involved

Chapter IV. “If We Stop Walking, it’s Because We’re Dead”. Walking and Knowledge in Rural Tourism in the Ivaí Valley




Audience: Graduates and undergraduates students (Anthropology; Social Sciences; Philosophy; Tourism; Environmental Education). Policy makers; Professionals (tourism, environment, public policies).

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