Accepted paper:

Tourism and migrations in a passional place, Ponta Negra - Northeast Brazil


Octávio Sacramento (Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro - Centro de Estudos Transdisciplinares para o Desenvolvimento)

Paper short abstract:

The paper discusses the connections between touristic and migratory international flows in Ponta Negra, (Natal-RN, Northeast Brazil).

Paper long abstract:

Starting from a systemic perspective on the global mobility of people, the main purpose is understand how tourism and migrations are articulated in the context of intimacy transnationalization (e.g. love, sex, marriage) between European tourists and Brazilian women on the "global beach" of Ponta Negra.

panel G51
Exploring frontiers of tourism research and theory in Latin America and the Caribbean (IUAES Commission on the Anthropology of Tourism)