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New Perspectives in Caribbean Tourism

1st Edition

Edited by Marcella Daye, Donna Chambers, Sherma Roberts


266 pages

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The Caribbean is one of the most tourism dependent regions of the world. This edited volume extends beyond the frontiers of normative perspectives of tourism development to incorporate "new" ideas and perspectives that relate to the socio-cultural, political and economic realities of these societies. This edited text therefore explores tourism in the region within the context of key currents of Caribbean thought and critique in relation to issues of dependency, postcolonial interactions, race and class as well as identity and culture. Engaging a range of disciplines and themes, this volume offers a critical examination of the unique experiences, challenges and practices of Caribbean tourism.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Caribbean Tourism: New Perspectives Part 1: Image, Culture and Identity 2. Re-Visioning Caribbean Tourism 3. Bob Marley Rastafari and the Jamaican Tourism Product4. Jamaican Vinyl Tourism: A Niche within a Niche5. Tourist-Nationalism in Trinidad & Tobago 6. A Postcolonial Interrogation of Attitudes toward Homosexuality and Gay Tourism: The Case of Jamaica 7. 'We Nyammin?': Food Supply, Authenticity and the Tourist Experience in Negril, JamaicaPart 2: Governance 8. Reflections from the Periphery: An Analysis of Small Tourism Businesses within the Sustainability Discourse 9. ‘A Squatter in my own Country!’: Spatial Manifestations of Social Exclusion in a Jamaican Tourist Resort Town10. An Unwelcome Guest: Unpacking the Tourism and HIV/AIDS Dilemma in the Caribbean - A Case Study of Grenada11. Regional Partnerships: The Foundation for Sustainable Tourism Development in the Caribbean12. New Directions in Caribbean Tourism Education: Awakening the Silent Voices 13. Epilogue: Towards New Ontologies of Caribbean Tourism

About the Editors

Marcella Daye is Senior Lecturer in Tourism and Programme Manager for the MBA International Tourism at Coventry University in the UK. She holds a PhD in Tourism from the University of Surrey, UK and has published and presented conference papers on destination image, branding and consumer behaviour.

Donna Chambers PhD, is Lecturer in Tourism and Programme Leader for the MSc. International Tourism Management and Event & Festival Management programmes at Napier University in Edinburgh. She has published in academic journals and presented conference papers on heritage representation, tourism public policy and postcolonial and critical theories.

Sherma Roberts is a tourism lecturer at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados where she is Programme Director for the MSc Tourism and Hospitality. She obtained her PhD at Brunel University, UK. Her research interests are sustainable tourism, tourism entrepreneurship, community participation, and tourism in island states.

About the Series

Routledge Advances in Tourism

Tourism has been the fastest growing industry of the last decade as disposable incomes grew throughout the world. This series highlights state of the art and cutting edge Tourism research in the following areas:

* the management and organization of tourism
* tourism and development
* the benefits and the disadvantages of the effects of tourism

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
HISTORY / Caribbean & West Indies / General
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography