The Belizean conundrum : globalization, tourism and livelihoods in Placencia, Belize

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Malley, Anthony, 1947-
dc.coverage.spatial Belize
dc.creator Thériault, Myriam
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:27Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:27Z
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.other G155 B42 T48 2007
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22633
dc.description vi, 168 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 123-161).
dc.description.abstract During the last decades, around the world, globalization has been the driving force behind the development of tourism. Pushed by a few international organizations, tourism rapidly became a way for Third World countries to reach development. Yet, the perceptions locals have of tourism, and the impacts it has on them, are not always positive. Placencia, Belize, was a small fishing village until tourism became the main source of income for most of its villagers. It is important to understand how tourism impacts the livelihood of Placencians to see if tourism is helping, or hindering, the development of Placencia. Using a livelihood approach, this report describes how the natural, social, physical, human and financial assets of Placencians are impacted by tourism.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc G155.B42
dc.subject.lcsh Tourism -- Belize
dc.subject.lcsh Tourism -- Environmental aspects -- Belize
dc.subject.lcsh Globalization -- Belize
dc.subject.lcsh Economic development -- Belize
dc.subject.lcsh Belize -- Social conditions
dc.title The Belizean conundrum : globalization, tourism and livelihoods in Placencia, Belize
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in International Development Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline International Development Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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