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.
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