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Tourism development: growth, myths and inequalities.

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Making an empirical contribution to the understanding of tourism as a development mechanism in poor regions and countries, this book looks at the successes and paradoxes of tourism in this role and considers why tourism as a catalyst for economic development can be a controversial device. It offers a perspective on theoretical frameworks and uses international case studies covering both social and...


Chapter 6 (Page no: 68)

'Riding' diversity: Cubans'/Jineteros' uses of 'nationality-talks' in the realm of their informal encounters with tourists.

This chapter presents results from empirical research conducted in Cuba on the informal encounters between tourists and locals (jineteros) and on the multiple ways in which the latter use nationality-talks as a resource in their daily encounters with tourists. Its aim is to show how research on informal encounters can give privileged insights on the multiple ways in which resources are used by people who are struggling to make a better living from tourism-related activities, but are not employed in the formal tourism industry.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The ST-EP programme and least developed countries: is tourism the best alternative? Author(s): Nawijn, J. Peeters, P. Sterren, J. van der
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 11) The myth of agency through community participation in ecotourism. Author(s): Butcher, J.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 28) Is tourism fair? What the figures do not tell. Author(s): Handszuh, H. F.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 39) Western money for southern sympathy: how the Tuareg from Timia are instrumentalizing tourists to support their 'exotic' village. Author(s): Friedl, H. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 52) The influence of religion on global and local conflict in tourism: case studies in Muslim countries. Author(s): Dłużewska, A.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 85) Destination image revisited: the Dutch market perceptions of Morocco as a tourism destination. Author(s): Moufakkir, O.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 113) The demand of rural tourism in a natural park in Southern Spain. Author(s): Vázquez de la Torre, G. M. Agudo Gutiérrez, E.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 126) Setting the scene: politics of transformation and narratives of preservation in Botiza (Romania). Author(s): Cipollari, C.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 141) A contextual approach to the power relation between tourism and development. Author(s): Nogués Pedregal, A. M.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 159) Global tourism and the urban poor's right to the city: spatial contestation within Cairo's historical districts. Author(s): Fahmi, W. S.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 192) Kerala's strategy for tourism growth: a southern approach to development and poverty alleviation. Author(s): Baker, K.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 217) Tourism and Kudumbashree: a southern solution empowering women through tourism. Author(s): Megarry, K.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 239) Actors or victims? Actor-oriented perspectives on new forms of tourism. Author(s): Flacke-Neudorfer, C.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 259) Rural tourism in the context of ejidos and community development in Mexico. Author(s): Guerrero, G. G.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 272) Living in hope: tourism and poverty alleviation in Flores? Author(s): Cole, S.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2008
  • ISBN
  • 9781845934255
  • Record Number
  • 20093078651