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Cognition of disaster risk in a tourism community: an agricultural heritage system perspective

Sun, Yehong et al.

Journal of sustainable tourism. Volume 25:Issue 4 (2017); pp 536-553 -- Routledge

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  • Title:
    Cognition of disaster risk in a tourism community: an agricultural heritage system perspective
  • Author: Sun, Yehong;
    Zhou, Hongjian;
    Wall, Geoffrey;
    Wei, Yunjie
  • Found In: Journal of sustainable tourism. Volume 25:Issue 4 (2017); pp 536-553
  • Journal Title: Journal of sustainable tourism
  • Subjects: Sustainable development--Periodicals; Tourism--Periodicals; Cognition--disaster risk--tourism community--Hani Rice Terraces--China; Dewey: 338.479105
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Routledge
  • Abstract: ABSTRACT:

    Cognition of risk is the first step in reducing disaster damage and losses. In this study, risk cognition in the Hani Rice Terraces, the core tourism attraction in Yuanyang County, Honghe Prefecture, Yunnan, China, is analyzed based on field survey and participatory geographic information system (GIS). The results show that tourism communities have cognition of risk; are more sensitive to hazards (especially drought); have more severe potential damage and losses from hazards; and also have more enthusiasm to adapt to disaster risk, when compared with a non-tourism community. On disaster vulnerability maps, the tourism communities identified the unique "Forest – Village – Terrace - River" landscape while the non-tourism community only recognized the terrace and the village as the main elements affected by hazard. Also, the tourism communities had deeper understandings of drought, flash floods and landslide disaster risks. A conceptual model based on "Pressure – State – Response" relationships is put forward to explore the situation in which, in the tourism community, terraces have a greater variety of functions and enhanced values resulting in the spatial expansion of hazard effects.


  • Identifier: System Number: LDEAvdc_100044471892.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 0966-9582; 10.1080/09669582.2016.1224890
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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