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This text aims to propose a reflection on the phenomenon of so-called touristification within the geographical area of Southern Europe concerning two points: how the processes of production of space that go under this name can be placed inside of the framework of the neo-extractive processes and how social movements against tourism may eventually resonate with the perspective of political ecology. The hypothesis is that this typology of accumulation processes responds to certain colonial rationality of capitalist exploitation within a specific area of the Global North – Southern Europe – starting from the global economic crisis of 2008, which I assume as a historical period characterized by specific forms of production of space (Lefebvre 1974) and specific social movements – the anti-tourism movements and the environmental struggles.


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PANICO, C. (2020). RIGHT TO THE CITY AND RIGHT TO THE NON-CITY: NEO-EXTRACTIVISM AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN SOUTHERN EUROPE. Society Register, 4(4), 151-166. https://doi.org/10.14746/sr.2020.4.4.07
Author Biography

CARLA PANICO, University of Coimbra

Carla Panico is a PhD candidate in Postcolonialism and Global Citizenship at CES - Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra - and a FCT scholarship holder. She is a member of ITM - Inter-thematic Group on Migrations and she is part of the organizing and scientific committee of the “2020. Migrating Rights | Keywords” series. She holds a Master’s Degree in Contemporary History from University of Pisa – Italy. Her research interests include migrations, nationalism, whiteness and new social movements in Southern Europe, i.e. in contemporary Italy. She is currently a collaborator of the international research network Compoliticas for the project “Cibermov – Cyberactivism, Digital Citizenship and New Urban Movements” and a visiting fellow in the research project“ De(othering) (CES – Portugal). She is a member of the “Societá italiana delle Storiche” – Italian Research Society of Women History.


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