Cultural values in sustainable tourism: conflicts between indigenous culture and recreation in protected areas

Zeppel, Heather (2009) Cultural values in sustainable tourism: conflicts between indigenous culture and recreation in protected areas. In: BEST Education Network Think Tank IX: The Importance of Values in Sustainable Tourism and First International Symposium on Volunteering and Tourism, 14-18 Jun 2009, Singapore.

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This paper evaluates cultural conflicts between indigenous groups, recreation users and management agencies over the appropriate amenity use of protected areas in the USA, Australia and New Zealand. It assesses both social values conflicts and interpersonal conflicts between groups with different worldviews about landscapes, resource use and recreation. This paper identifies six types of cross-cultural conflicts between indigenous peoples and recreation users: Sacred sites/Religious beliefs, Resource use, Land use, Visitor infrastructure, Recreation activity, and Place names. Management strategies to address cultural values in sustainable tourism and cultural conflicts over recreational use of natural areas are presented.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
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Faculty / Department / School: Current - USQ Other
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2011 01:37
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2012 05:00
Uncontrolled Keywords: social values; cross-cultural conflict; recreation areas; traditional owners; customs; rituals; ceremonies; spiritual beliefs
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1506 Tourism > 150601 Impacts of Tourism
16 Studies in Human Society > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
16 Studies in Human Society > 1608 Sociology > 160801 Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Socio-Economic Objective: B Economic Development > 90 Commercial Services and Tourism > 9003 Tourism > 900302 Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism

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