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 Product 4. Jamaican Vinyl Tourism: A Niche within a Niche 5. 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, Jamaica Part 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 Town 10. An Unwelcome Guest: Unpacking the Tourism and HIV/AIDS Dilemma in the Caribbean - A Case Study of Grenada 11. Regional Partnerships: The Foundation for Sustainable Tourism Development in the Caribbean 12. New Directions in Caribbean Tourism Education: Awakening the Silent Voices 13. Epilogue: Towards New Ontologies of Caribbean Tourism
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.