Semester of Graduation
Master of Arts (MA)
Geography and Anthropology
This thesis examines the concerns and conflicts around short-term rental (STR) properties in New Orleans neighborhoods. Using data from collected from critical discourse analysis, semi-structured interviews and social media posts, this paper analyzes the ways the city of New Orleans, residents of the city, STR hosts, and platforms like Airbnb discuss issues of safety, displacement, rising costs of living, as well as responsible STR practices. To understand the complexities of the issues people, have with short-term rental properties, this project approaches STRs from a housing and gentrification lens to understand the role these properties play within in the daily atmospheres of residents’ lives. This thesis contributes to the existing scholarship on cities, STRs and sustainable tourism.
Fussell, Madeline R., ""Airbnb Go Home:" Tourism Frictions and Short-Term Rentals in New Orleans" (2021). LSU Master's Theses. 5361.
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