Xosé M. Santos

Xosé M. Santos
University of Santiago de Compostela | USC · Department of Geography

PhD

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The Camino de Santiago as a tourist and cultural phenomenon has grown exponentially in recent decades. This route, of medieval origin, began to receive general attention in the second half of the 20th century. This interest manifested itself almost in parallel in two interconnected areas. On the one hand, there is the revival of traditional pilgrim...
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El papel de las Asociaciones de Amigos del Camino es muy desconocido en la investigación sobre la peregrinación a Santiago. Su función es crucial para entender la recuperación contemporánea del Camino, su difusión internacional y la conservación de muchas de las singularidades de la ruta. En este artículo, a través de encuestas y entrevistas, se an...
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Fishing resources, as well as fishing activities and policies, are in a state of permanent change, therefore transforming the living and working conditions of coastal and fishing populations. The gender perspective is relevant to understand the challenges faced by men and women in the fishing sector. Galicia (Spain) is one of the main fishing regio...
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The approval of the European Landscape Convention in 2000 placed landscape at the centre of the political debate and gave it visibility. At that time, a movement surrounding the concept of ugliness began in Galicia (Spain), which condemned the degradation of the Galician landscape as a result of public and private actions that destroy what is under...
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collaborative book, edited by Moisés Simancas, Raúl Hernández and Noemí Padrón
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The underlying purpose of this volume is to critically analyze the inter-relationship between host communities and pilgrimage travel in contemporary Asia and beyond, through anthropological and geographical perspectives that align with the following four themes: (1) socio-cultural impacts, (2) economic impacts, (3) environment and sustainability, a...
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En las últimas décadas el turismo académico ha experimentado un importante crecimiento. A pesar de que no existen demasiadas investigaciones sobre esta tipología, las que hay han puesto en evidencia su capacidad para generar riqueza y desarrollo en los territorios de acogida. Un elemento crítico para la demanda lo representa la elección del destino...
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This final manuscript in the special issue on “Funding for ocean conservation and sustainable fisheries” is the result of a dialogue aimed at connecting lead authors of the special issue manuscripts with relevant policymakers and practitioners. The dialogue took place over the course of a two-day workshop in December 2018, and this “coda” manuscrip...
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This article analyses the motivations, priorities and financing of Galician Official Development Aid (ODA) in relation to Spanish ODA. We will focus mainly on the Portuguese-speaking African countries (PALOP), paying special attention to the cases of Cape Verde and Mozambique, both priorities for the Galician cooperation programs, due to their ling...
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This book endeavours to put forward a toolkit that will aid positive outcomes in religious tourism management, drawing on case studies from multiple countries and regions. This book is divided into three main sections. The first deals with the theoretical aspects of managing sacred sites; the second with best practice in the management of sacred si...
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Through a combination of theoretical and case-study chapters, this volume focuses on religious routes and trails in terms of their spiritual, cultural and economic meanings, and considers the opportunities and challenges arising from their recent increase in popularity. The book is divided into three sections. Part I (chapters 1-5) deals with conce...
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Publicación derivada da mesa de debate organizada polo Foro Económico de Galicia
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Since the early part of the 20th century Spain has been a fishing power where expansive and highly competitive industrial fishing has developed and also a country where the traditional fishing on the coast is strategically important for the local population. In Galicia, the great socio-economic importance of fishing, shellfish-gathering and the act...
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Limited tourist space is one of the main problems faced by small cities like Santiago de Compostela (Spain), our case study. Here, decentralisation would help expand it to include new sectors of the city currently not engaged in tourism. In this sense, the research presents an analysis of the ratings on Booking.com of all tourist accommodation that...
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Galicia played a secondary role in Spanish tourism policy throughout the 20th century. Located in the northwestern corner of the Iberian Peninsula, it barely participated in the early 20th century trend that transformed and popularized the Cantabrian beaches. It also did not take part in the significant tourism boom of the 1960s and beyond. However...
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The pilgrimage route to St James is one of the oldest religious itineraries. The Camino (Way) came into being as a major pilgrim route in the Middle Ages. Although, in later centuries, it saw long periods of neglect, in the last fifty years, its potential has been rediscovered. It received formal and institutional recognition from the Council of Eu...
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The pilgrimage route to St James is one of the oldest religious itineraries. The Camino (Way) came into being as a major pilgrim route in the Middle Ages. Although, in later centuries, it saw long periods of neglect, in the last fifty years, its potential has been rediscovered. It received formal and institutional recognition from the Council of Eu...
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In recent years, the Way of Saint James has been the focus of a great deal of research and many publications. Its post-secular nature, in which concepts such as spirituality and nature play key roles, has been the focus of the discussion. Nevertheless, there has only been a marginal approach from the standpoint of events. The purpose of the present...
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El objetivo de este articulo es evaluar la importancia que tiene la tematica de genero y sexualidad en la geografia espanola. Para ello, se analiza un total de diecinueve revistas espanolas y diecisiete extranjeras correspondientes a los ultimos veinticinco anos. Esto supone un volumen superior a los 10.000 articulos. Consideramos que las revistas...
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Tourism and pilgrimage at Santiago de Compostela
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There is a growing demand for pilgrimage, which in turn seems to be linked to the change in content and performance that the practice of pilgrimage is undergoing. This paper examines the emergence of Fisterra as a “new” end destination for the pilgrims. The aim of this study is to shed light on and create understanding of the destination Fisterra a...
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RESUMEN El objetivo de este artículo es reflexionar sobre destinos turísticos neogénicos surgidos a partir de motivaciones diferentes. En concreto focalizamos el trabajo en dos localidades ibéricas seleccionadas como representativas del turismo religioso y de sol y playa: Fátima y Benidorm. Los argumentos que desarrollamos insisten en la idea de qu...
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This paper analyses protected areas in Galicia (Spain) by adopting the perspective of critical human geography. The paper begins by providing an overview of critical literature on protected natural areas. Then, it traces the evolution of the protected areas in this case-study geographical region, correlated to the different socio-political and cult...
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This paper examines the route-based religious phenomenon in Northwestern Spain known as the Route to Santiago. Santiago de Compostela became a popular religious site with the alleged discovery of the remains of St James the apostle in the Middle Ages, but the route itself, which is of particular significance to European Catholics, and the method of...
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This chapter presents a geographical analysis of the Way of Saint James in several venues. Its contemporary dimension is favored, providing the basic keys to understanding the changes discussed, but certainly a focus is on the past. We begin with a theoretical review of the peregrination issue from a geographic perspective. Next a geopolitical inte...
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This article proposes a theoretical and analytical approach to modern pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela; a cultural and experiential tourism route for the twenty-first century, founded upon the recovery (idealized) of the medieval way and leading to a Christian sanctuary (where the remains of Apostle Saint James the Great are held). The success...
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The end of the 1980s witnessed the revival of the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela, popularly known as “el camino”, a fact that brought with it the development of tourism in the city. However, pilgrims have not been the only source of such growth as there have been cultural tourists too. Flows particularly increase during the Compostela H...
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When talking about tourism in historic towns we forget that there are frequently other urban areas that firmly remain hidden from the tourist gaze. This duplicity, often favoured by public policies, does not just have very negative effects on the historic areas with, for example, impact on residential and commercial functions, but also on the touri...
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p>A partir de la década de 1990, los turismos de interior en Galicia empiezan a despertar un inusitado interés. A la oferta, bastante poco organizada, de algunos puntos del litoral gallego se une un número creciente de establecimientos rurales con una importante financiación pública. Además, la puesta en valor del Camino de Santiago abre nuevas exp...
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This paper presents a cultural geography interpretation of the recent development of wine tourism in Galicia, with particular emphasis on how links between landscape and tourism have evolved into the notion of winescape, which is now central to wine tourism. The paper begins with a theoretical review of the topic before examining the theme in the f...
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The growing academic dynamism and the concomitant scientific “effervescence” that sha- pes the tourism domain invite us to consider certain concerns and assumptions of the clas- sical authors, especially those from the Anthro- pology and Sociology, highlighting once more the crucial question: , does it still make sense to coordinate efforts aimed t...
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Xeografía de Galicia afonda nunha ampla visión do país desde a perspectiva da análise territorial, partindo dun enfoque integral no que se investiga a complexa realidade que caracteriza as sociedades actuais cunha óptica xeográfica. Nesta obra abórdanse cuestións clásicas como as que fan referencia aos sectores da pesca, da agricultura, da poboació...
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The aim of this paper is to encourage some reflection on the links and tourism flows which exist - in both directions - between Japan and Spain. In the case of Spain, Japan is one of the most interesting long-distance markets. Numerous actions have been taken with regard to the Japanese market, particularly within the field of cultural tourism. And...
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La crisis del fletan negro supuso que durante al menos mes y medio todos los medios de comunicación de España y Canadá centrasen su atención en este tema. Que un pez tan desconocido fuese el centro de un conflicto de esas dimensiones es algo que realmente llamó la atención. Sin embargo, detrás de todo este asunto había algo más que la disputa por e...
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"Tourist activity in Spain during the 1960s boosted the development of tourist centres, especially along the Mediterranean seaboard, and at the same time resulted in the construction of a true building barrier along the seafront. Despite the existence of legislation which regulated land use planning and several planning tools, major landscape and e...
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Tourist activity in Spain during the 1960s boosted the development of tourist centres, especially along the Mediterranean seaboard, and at the same time resulted in the construction of a true building barrier along the seafront. Despite the existence of legislation which regulated land use planning and several planning tools, major landscape and en...
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Este libro reúne as achegas dun grupo de especialistas relacionados coa economía e co mar e procedentes das tres universidades galegas, de institutos e centros de investigación e divulgacón mariños. Galicia ten unha ampla e profunda tradición mariña e marítima. En Galicia, cultura, economía e sociedade están fortemente vencelladas ao mar. Somos cad...
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Abstract The aim of the article is both to discuss the phenomenon of pilgrim tourism from a post-modern perspective characterized by an increasing secularization and to illustrate with the aid of a couple of examples – Santiago de Compostela in Spain and Fatima in Portugal – the distinctive features of this type of tourism-related product and link...
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Este traballo pretende achegar unha axuda para un mellor coñecemento daqueles colectivos de inmigrantes dos que, aínda sendo relativamente numerosos, apenas se teñen informacións básicas que permitan aplicar políticas públicas que favorezan a integración e a adaptación a súa nova realidade. Foron seleccionados cinco grupos moi representativos do qu...
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Desde la Edad Media el Camino de Santiago es una de las grandes vías de peregrinación del cristianismo. Desde la década de 1980 ha conocido una gran revitalización que se manifiesta sobre todo en los años santos, empezando por el de 1993. En realidad su recuperación hay que enmarcarla en las estrategias de diferenciación del destino puesta en march...
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En* estea artículo se destaca la construcción de disidencias en relación a la producción de espacios de exclusión principalmente en los ámbitos urbanos. En este marco, el estudio discute la producción y uso de espacios urbanos, y en menor medida rurales, por parte de dos grupos significativos: okupas y gays. Ambos hacen de la apropiación de ciertos...
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En este artículo los autores queremos ofrecer una visión crítica, plural y provocadora de Galicia. Tomando como punto de partida el concepto de región analizamos desde ópticas diversas sus significados. Por ejemplo, Galicia como comunidad imaginada, sus relaciones con la Gallaecia perdida o los elementos que la cohesionan. También se hace un repaso...
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Els quatre textos que composen aquesta taula rodona tracten, des de diverses perspectives metodològiques les aportacions més recents en geografia humana de teoria i metodologia.
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Desde la Edad Media el Camino de Santiago es una de las grandes vías de peregrinación del cristianismo. Desde la década de 1980 ha conocido una gran revitalización que se manifiesta sobre todo en los años santos, empezando por el de 1993. En realidad su recuperación hay que enmarcarla en las estrategias de diferenciación del destino puesta en march...

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