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Año: 2011 vol. 30 n. 1

Scher, Philip W. Heritage Tourism in the Caribbean: The Politics of Culture after Neoliberalism . p. 7-20 Caribe
Neoliberalismo / Turismo / Trinidad
Siglo XX | Siglo XXI

Resumen

As neoliberalism has taken root in the Caribbean, heritage tourism has grown enormously. Using examples drawn from the Trinidad Carnival, this article shows how culture becomes a marketing force in the wake of increasingly difficult economic times in the Caribbean. As selling culture increases in importance for the overall economic health of Caribbean economies, it becomes, more and more, the focus of Caribbean states and state agencies and a basis for state sovereignty. Drawing on Foucault's notion of biopower, the article draws a connection between the increasing importance of cultural performances for state revenue and government intervention into those performances.

Guerrón Montero, Carla. On Tourism and the Constructions of ‘Paradise Islands’ in Central America and the Caribbean . p. 21-34 Caribe | Centroamérica
Paraiso / Turismo / Panamá
Siglo XX | Siglo XXI

Resumen

A comparative perspective of the tourism industry in the islands of Colón, Panama and Carriacou, Grenada is presented in this article. The islands have long histories of association with colonial powers, coupled with more recent histories of ‘discovery’ as tourist destinations. The historical constructions of ‘paradise islands' and the appropriation of tourism for nation-building purposes in these territories are analysed. The discussion assesses the underlying reasons for the differing responses by African Caribbean populations toward tourism development, in spite of similar colonial and postcolonial histories.

Chernela, Janet M. Barriers Natural and Unnatural: Islamiento as a Central Metaphor in Kuna Ecotourism . p. 35-49 Panamá
Ecoturismo / Políticas de identidad / Panamá
Siglo XX | Siglo XXI

Resumen

This article considers ecotourism among the Kuna of the San Blas Archipelago in Panama, using the term I use the concept of islamiento to describe both ‘isolation’ and ‘island-isation’ as central metaphors to understand Kuna strategies in demarcating tourist and community spaces. The local autonomy exemplified by the Kuna in tourism is just one transformation of the way in which they utilise island configurations as a source of physical and ideological independence. While competition for resources between tourists, non-Kuna ‘outsiders’ and Kuna ‘insiders’ is common, pressures on local inhabitants, resources and the need for privacy and community life are exacerbated in island tourism. Through various mechanisms that turn the physical properties of the archipelago to their advantage, the Kuna limit the impacts of tourism on daily life and strengthen their autonomy.

Babb, Florence E. Che, Chevys, and Hemingway's Daiquiris: Cuban Tourism in a Time of Globalisation . p. 50-63 Cuba
Cuba / Turismo / Globalización
Siglo XX | Siglo XXI

Resumen

In Cuba over the past two decades, diverse and apparently contradictory aspects of tourism have emerged along with state-led development and market-driven initiatives. This ethnographic account examines the complex ways in which Cubans and international visitors experience tourism as an economic and cultural force. Despite the unintended consequences of tourism, which has produced growing social inequality and illicit trade, tourism has met surprising success in appealing to desires for both pre-revolutionary pleasures and enduring revolutionary culture and politics.

Howard, Joanna ; Serra Vasquez, Luis. The Changing Spaces of Local Governance in Nicaragua . p. 64-79 Nicaragua
Autonomía / Participación / Sociedad civil
Siglo XXI

Resumen

This article considers the new spaces for the participation of civil society organisations (CSOs) in local governance that have emerged in Nicaragua between 2000 and 2009, and how government and CSOs interact in these spaces. It discusses the significant changes that have taken place in Nicaraguan local governance during this period, and highlights the challenges for CSOs to engage with these spaces at different points in time. It finds that grassroots CSOs in Managua that based their engagement with the Bolaños government through these spaces on citizenship have been drawn into a more clientelist relationship with Ortega's government.

Mejido Costoya, Manuel. Politics of Trade in Post-neoliberal Latin America: The Case of Bolivia . p. 80-95 Bolivia
Bolivia / Posneoliberalismo / Comercio
Siglo XXI

Resumen

Deploying a two-level perspective, this article analyses the regional and domestic space that the Morales administration has in which to implement the vision of trade articulated in its Plan Nacional de Desarrollo (PND; National Development Plan). Regionally the Morales administration has attempted to combine the solidarity principles of the Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América (ALBA; Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America) with the market-oriented growth possibilities provided by more orthodox integration projects such as the Comunidad Andina de Naciones (CAN; Andean Community of Nations) and the Mercado Común del Sur (Mercosur; Southern Common Market). Domestically the Movimiento al socialismo (MAS; Movement Toward Socialism) government must negotiate the destabilising effects of its trade strategy in a polarised national context where business and civil society actors are critiquing from their respective positions both the solidarity principles and market-oriented elements of the PND trade strategy.

Bulletin of Latin American Research
Papel | Versión digital con suscripción | Trimestral | Reino Unido ISSN versión papel: 0261-3050
ISSN versión digital: 1470-9856
Año de creación: 1981

Editor: Society for Latin American Studies
Dirección: University of Liverpool, Room 313a, Cypress Building, L69 7ZR Liverpool

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