Surviving the Special Period through Tourism in Cuba

By:
Dr. Christiane Paponnet-Cantat
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In recent decades, international tourism has become a major worldwide industry, frequently promoted by southern governments as an opportunity to earn much needed foreign currency. Because the expansion of this global industry has taken place in a context of neo-liberalism, which has led to great inequalities in wealth and power in the south, the paper examines the effects of international tourism on post-colonial societies and pays particular attention to the case of Cuba where the industry has had a significant impact on this socialist nation.


Keywords: International Tourism, Developing Nations, Cuba
Stream: Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies, Humanities
Presentation Type: Paper Presentation in English
Paper: Surviving the Special Period Through Tourism in Cuba


Dr. Christiane Paponnet-Cantat

Professor, Department of Anthropology
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Dr. Christiane Paponnet-Cantat is Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, Canada. She has over 20 years of experience in Latin America, primarily Peru, Mexico and Cuba where her work has focused on sustainable social development. She has authored articles in French, English and Spanish.

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