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Performance and fractalization as metabolization tools of rural spaces. The case of the Querétaro Cheese a Wine Route

Thomé, H., Vizcarra, I., Espinoza, A.

Short title: Fractals and performance as activation mechanisms for agrifood tourism

This research was based on a study case approach that analyzed the mechanisms used in the implementation of tourism in a cheese and wine producing area in central Mexico. This ethnographic study was conducted in thirteen establishments belonging to the Queretaro Cheese a Wine Route. Fractal theory and performance theory were used to detect territorial appropriation mechanisms; these ones are associated with rural spaces reproduction and performance of traditional activities, which have been adapted to tourism. We concluded that the ability to transform the space for developing tourism activities is associated with the possession of certain resources, so that the benefits of tourism are distributed asymmetrically and its effectiveness as rural development strategy is ambivalent.

Thomé, H., Vizcarra, I., Espinoza, A. Instituto de Ciencias Agropecuarias y Rurales, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México.  humbertothome@hotmail.com

Spanish Journal of Rural Development, Vol. VI (Special 1): 29-44, 2015
Copyright © 2015 Ignacio J. Díaz-Maroto Hidalgo
DOI: 10.5261/2015.ESP1.03