Resignification of a Local Culture: Tango as a Tourist Territory
This article analyzes the territorialization of the "tanguerías" in Buenos Aires City, a privileged case in which the articulation among spaces, tourism and culture can be traced. The "tango houses" or "tanguerías" are one of the so-called "tourist products" that is offered to international visitors who seek to get closer to the knowledge of the local culture. The way in which these premises are territorialized is conjugated with the type of spectacles that take place in them, to generate a singular operation of production and resignification of the local culture offered to the visitors. This article analyzes the way in which tourism affects the tango in Buenos Aires, describes its effects on the urban territory and attends to the characteristics of tango spaces in the city, when they are (re)configured as a product oriented to tourists.