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Tourism Globalisation and Cultural Change : An Island Community Perspective :  An Island Community Perspective - Donald V. L. MacLeod

Tourism Globalisation and Cultural Change : An Island Community Perspective

An Island Community Perspective

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In what ways does tourism change the host community? This book offers original insights into the broad and deep influences of tourism, and places them within the historical context of globalisation. Intensive fieldwork spanning many years on a Canary Island has produced a rich portrayal of the community, examining the changes experienced in areas including their working lives, families, identities, local culture, values, attitudes, political structure and economic base. The tourists, predominantly independent, are also examined, and their unique impact analysed. The research emphasises the indigenous experience, and makes cross-cultural comparisons, especially with island communities. It employs the methods of sociocultural anthropology and includes the multidisciplinary findings of tourism studies: in doing so it is innovative and challenges standard understandings of the influence of specific types of tourism on small communities.

Donald Macleod's Tourism, globalization and cultural change is a solid ethnography, based on research spanning a dozen years. The study contains much that is new and interesting. -- Oriol Pi-Sunyer, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, in The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, 11:4, December 2005 This book offers insights into the influences of tourists and tourism on the host community and places them within the historical context of globalisation. CAB Abstracts, 2004 The book is well-written and painstakingly researched... This is a valuable and balanced contribution to attempts to understand and analyse tourism and globalisation in one setting. Heather Mair, Annals of Tourism Research 32, No 2.

Prefacep. viii
Acknowledgmentsp. x
The Issues, The Community and the Tourists
Tourism, Globalisation and Cultural Changep. 3
Introductionp. 3
Theoretical Concernsp. 4
Globalisation, change and agencyp. 4
Identity, authenticity and the gazep. 11
Islands and tourismp. 14
Accounts of historyp. 17
The Fieldwork Sitep. 18
Valle Gran Rey: A Changing Destinationp. 23
La Gomera in Contextp. 23
The Physical Settingp. 24
Vueltas: the settlementp. 33
Perspectives on Historyp. 41
Recorded historyp. 41
Local observationsp. 47
Fishing development and declinep. 52
Individual voicesp. 54
The Tourists: Types and Motivationp. 66
Examining Touristsp. 66
The Growth of Tourismp. 66
The Variety of Visitorsp. 68
Seasons and touristsp. 70
Tourists: Motivations and Experiencesp. 77
Motivationp. 77
German women and Gomeran menp. 81
Cultural stereotypesp. 85
Foreign Settlersp. 90
Change and the Futurep. 93
The Influence of Tourism
Work and Propertyp. 99
Introductionp. 99
The Transforming Economyp. 101
Overviewp. 101
Employment and social stratificationp. 103
Tourist types and specific impactsp. 104
Business and Employment in Vueltasp. 105
The working environmentp. 105
The business of fishingp. 115
Changing Attitudes Towards Work and Propertyp. 124
Gender and the division of labourp. 124
Tourism and new workp. 125
Business attitudes and new opportunitiesp. 127
Propertyp. 130
Power and Conflictp. 135
Introductionp. 135
Global Events: The European Union and its Impact on Vueltasp. 136
Local Politicsp. 138
Formal structurep. 138
The electionsp. 139
Personalities in politicsp. 141
Political power and patronagep. 144
Local Conflicts and Global Issues: The Protestp. 147
Social Identityp. 155
Introductionp. 155
Local Identitiesp. 156
Pre-Hispanic influences on identityp. 156
The Gomerop. 161
The fishermanp. 163
Gender rolesp. 168
Global Influencesp. 173
Strangersp. 174
Mass media and educationp. 180
Tourism and social boundariesp. 182
Family, Belief and Valuesp. 187
Introductionp. 187
The Family in Vueltasp. 187
Specific family groupsp. 192
La casap. 195
Potential marriage partnersp. 197
Belief and Valuesp. 198
Religious behaviourp. 198
Supernatural powersp. 200
Envy, competition and criticismp. 203
Respect and shamep. 205
Local Attitudes and Global Ideasp. 207
The Ability of Tourism to Change Culturep. 213
The Environment and Identityp. 213
Tourism and the Globalisation of an Islandp. 217
Tourism and Cultural Changep. 219
General overviewp. 219
The specific influences of tourism and touristsp. 223
Referencesp. 229
Indexp. 240
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ISBN: 9781873150726
ISBN-10: 1873150725
Series: Tourism and Cultural Change
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 14.99  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.52