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Transforming a dogsledding community: the 'Gafsele Open' and lifestyle migrants in sparsely populated northern Sweden
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography. Umeå University, Arctic Research Centre at Umeå University.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7368-9134
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8439-2640
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3026-1477
2023 (English)In: Handbook on tourism and rural community development / [ed] Heather Mair, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023, p. 386-402Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

This chapter increases our understanding of how intra-European lifestyle migrants may transform communities in sparsely populated areas (SPAs) through their engagements in civil society, using the example of a dogsledding community in Arctic Sweden. In-depth narrative analysis of interviews with international migrant dogsledders and longer-term residents shows the heterogeneity of communities in sparsely populated settings and their diverse perspectives on community transformation and renewal in response to challenges of demographic shrinkage (Eimermann et al., 2022). The case study village of Gafsele in Åsele municipality provides an interesting study context as it is home to a relatively large group of international migrants, many of whom were attracted by exceptional opportunities for dogsledding and an internationally renowned trail network. The local dogsledding club organizes an annual dogsledding event (the Gafsele Open) attracting Swedish and international participants. Balancing their incomes and lifestyles around dogsledding activities, migrants are engaging in the club and co-organizing the event as individuals and through their businesses (D.A. Carson et al., 2018; Eimermann & Singleton, 2021). This area is thus exploring its potential for local rural development through community- and nature-based tourism.

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Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2023. p. 386-402
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Research handbooks in tourism
Keywords [en]
community, dogsledding, lifestyle, northern Sweden, sparsely populated areas, tourism
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Human Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-208280DOI: 10.4337/9781800370067.00038Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85163048035ISBN: 9781800370050 (print)ISBN: 9781800370067 (electronic)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-208280DiVA, id: diva2:1757353
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Swedish Research Council Formas, 2016-00344Available from: 2023-05-16 Created: 2023-05-16 Last updated: 2023-07-12Bibliographically approved

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Eimermann, MarcoCarson, Doris A.Lundmark, Linda

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