||Over the past ten years in Taiwan, there is an upsurge in the development of tourism. Cijin, one of the most important tourist attractions, is also the must-visit places for many tourists. This research started with three events, including changes in parking lots, H street reconstruction project, and mobile vendor reorganization, occurring during the process when Cijin became a focal island for international sightseeing, then exploring and trying to understand the relationship between tourism and people’s daily lives. Further inquiries included: As developing tourism became a key strategy for developing Kaohsiung in post-industry era, how would affected actors (stores/vendors) respond to relevant policies and plans promoted in Cijin? And why would they take these approaches to respond?|
The results of this research were analyzed with the use of Document Analysis, Participant Observations, and In-Depth Interview. The research results showed that actors adopted different responses according to their daily life patterns shaped by different spatial contexts – fixed or flow. Thus, if a place is considered having stable social relations, there will be more possibilities to proceed to organizational mobilization or collective negotiation. Relatively, for actors whose daily life pattern flows greatly, the social relations among them are fragmented and unstable, which limited the possibility of organization and collectivization and can only respond individually. As for the parking lot changes, vendors in market C fought collectively. When facing police officers’ rectification and check, flowing vendors adopted diverse guerrilla tactics. Stores on H Street proceeded collective negotiation with Government to make building street plans.
Finally, the contribution of this research lain in that, in terms of theoretical level, it enriched the “spatial” perspectives of daily life proposed by James Scott, and in terms of practical level, it perceived the transformation of Kaohsiung City from the general public’s perspective, expounding on structural momentum of Cijin’s tourism development as well as conflicts and tension occurring during the transforming process.