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dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Marc L
dc.contributor.authorPelach, Bryan David
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-31T21:15:09Z
dc.date.submitted2018
dc.identifier.otherPelach_washington_0250O_18479.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/42438
dc.descriptionThesis (Master's)--University of Washington, 2018
dc.description.abstractThe beach is often considered spatially homogeneous. Marine tourism, coastal zone management, and urban planning policies frequently envision the beach as a static space without recognition of the socio-culturally dynamic, and spatially complex, relationships created between a beach’s user groups. Utilizing Pacific Beach, California as a case study, the complexity of these spatial relationships is examined and a selection of geophilosophical terms are applied so as to elucidate these dynamics. A literature review of Social-Ecological Systems - emphasizing the HANS model -provides the academic context, and an exploration of Deleuze and Guattari’s concepts of smooth and striated space establishes the philosophical framework for the research. Elite interviewing is supplemented by limited participant and unobtrusive observation, as well as Participatory GIS, to qualitatively document the complex spatial relationships between locals and the beach. A history of Pacific Beach is provided to situate the community and beach socially and spatially. The smooth and striated spaces of these complex relationships develop and justify a new conceptualization of space for marine destination planning. Results are discussed within the context of marine tourism and planning, and could be further extrapolated to the fields of coastal zone management, marine spatial planning, marine shipping and transportation, marine protected areas, protected destination systems, sustainable development, and coastal resilience.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsCC BY-NC-ND
dc.subjectCoastal Zone Management
dc.subjectMarine Tourism Planning
dc.subjectParticipatory GIS
dc.subjectTourism Geographies
dc.subjectTourism Management
dc.subjectEnvironmental management
dc.subjectGeography
dc.subjectEnvironmental studies
dc.subject.otherMarine affairs
dc.titleBeach Town Tourism: The Smooth and Striated Dynamics of Pacific Beach, California
dc.typeThesis
dc.embargo.termsRestrict to UW for 1 year -- then make Open Access
dc.embargo.lift2019-07-31T21:15:09Z


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