리조트 입지; Resort location; 포스트모더니즘; Postmodernism; 이동성; Mobility; 공간 상품화; Space commodofication
관광학연구,Vol.35 No.8 ,283-302(20쪽)
From the perspective of commodification of space in the post-modern society, this study analyzed the diffusion of resort location and commodification of resort space in Korea. Specifically, this study explored the development of 46 resorts of Korea which were located all over the country, excluding those in Jeju Island. A critical analysis on the statistical data and related literature showed that the increase in the number of resorts and the expansion of resort location in Korea have been attributed to many factors. First and foremost, the increasement and diffusion of resort locations in the 1990s and 2000s could be explained from the perspective of stable capital accumulation strategy of large companies of Korea. Geographical analysis of the locations of the resorts also suggested that the diffusion of resort location was closely related the increased mobility(i.e., the development of express way development over the last two decades). This study also found that the resort companies used diverse promotion strategies for resort space consumption such as space distinction, which was based on the luxurious images of built environment.