Alternative or mainstream? Foreign settlers on a Canary Island

MacLeod, D. (2012) Alternative or mainstream? Foreign settlers on a Canary Island. International Journal of Tourism Anthropology, 2(4), pp. 267-281. (doi: 10.1504/IJTA.2012.052536)

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This paper characterises foreign settlers living in a Canary Island fishing settlement as alternative due to their derivation from non-mainstream tourism and difference to the indigenous community. It argues that alternative foreign settlers have specific and profound impacts on the indigenous community because of their propensity to become involved with local people and activities, and it focuses on the business economy and attitudes towards the natural environment. A history of the foreign settler community is given with individuals mentioned illustrating their importance in the development of the destination. The research is based on ethnographic fieldwork, undertaken at various intervals over two decades.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacLeod, Dr Donald
Authors: MacLeod, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Journal Name:International Journal of Tourism Anthropology
ISSN (Online):1759-0450

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