Cayes, Coral, Tourism and Ethnicity in Belize Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Cayes, Coral, Tourism and Ethnicity in Belize

Creator

  • Author: Key, Carol
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Pillai, Vijayan
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Gibbs, Tyson
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Eve, Susan Brown
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Ingman, Stanley R.
    Contributor Type: Personal
  • Committee Member: Sadri, Mahmoud
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2002-08
  • Digitized: 2007-07-13

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: The development of tourism and more importantly eco-tourism has emerged as a primary objective for the government of Belize, Central America. This study examines two villages Seine Bight and Placencia located on a peninsula occupied by separate ethnic groups (Garifuna and Creole) that is located on a peninsula in Southern Belize. Seine Bight and Placencia are undergoing a change in economic activity to tourism. The study attempts to understand the role of ethnicity, socio-economic status, amount of contact with tourists, and the environment in regard to attitudes towards tourism utilizing quantitative and qualitative methods. The study also attempts to understand the organization and disorganization of productive activity on the peninsula and ethnicity over space and time. The point of diffusion and contact of different groups is reflected archeologically and historically in the marine landscape. The peninsula served not only as a natural harbor for those sailing up and down the coastline over time but also served as a point of diffusion of different groups reflected in changing place names, such as Placentia, Point Patient, and Pasciencia.

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Tourism -- Social aspects -- Belize.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Ecotourism -- Social aspects -- Belize.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Tourism -- Environmental aspects -- Belize.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Ethnicity -- Belize.
  • Keyword: Marines
  • Keyword: ethnicity
  • Keyword: tourism
  • Keyword: Belize
  • Keyword: Creole

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Key, Carol
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 50727158
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc3239

Degree

  • Degree Name: Doctor of Philosophy
  • Degree Level: Doctoral
  • Degree Discipline: Sociology
  • Academic Department: Department of Sociology
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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