Exploring cultural connectedness in the sustainability of rural community tourism development in Jamaica: ORTE2014

Ernest Taylor, Marcella Daye, Moya Kneafsey, Hazel Barrett

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    Abstract

    Research on the sustainability of rural community tourism in Jamaica often focuses on the economic, environmental, political and management components. This ethnographic study explores how two distinctive groups - the Charles Town Maroons, descendants of slavery resistance fighters, and the Seaford Town Germans, descendants of German contract workers - are exploiting their culture through rural community tourism to create new sources of livelihood. The discussion offers a unique insight into how the concept of horizontal and vertical cultural connectivity can contribute to understanding how locals are harnessing their past to generate tangible and intangible products of cultural tourism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)525-538
    Number of pages13
    JournalPASOS Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural
    Volume12
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Mar 2014

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    Open access licensed under a Creative Commons License BY-CC-NC-ND

    Keywords

    • Culture
    • connectivity
    • Germans
    • maroons
    • Jamaica
    • sustainability
    • tourism

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