Indigenous People and Economic Development

Indigenous People and Economic Development : An International Perspective

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Indigenous peoples are an intrinsic part of countries like Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Finland, USA, India, Russia and almost all parts of South America and Africa. A considerable amount of research has been done during the twentieth century mainly by anthropologists, sociologists and linguists in order to describe, and document their traditional life style for the protection and safeguarding of their established knowledge, skills, languages and beliefs. These communities are engaging and adapting rapidly to the changing circumstances partly caused by post modernisation and the process of globalization. These have led them to aspire to better living standards, as well as preserving their uniqueness, approaches to environment, close proximity to social structures and communities. For at least the last two decades, patterns of increased economic activity by indigenous peoples in many countries have been viewed to be significantly on the rise. Indigenous People and Economic Development reveals some of the characteristics of this economic activity, 'coloured' by the unique regard and philosophy of life that indigenous people around the world have. The successes, difficulties and obstacles to economic development, their solutions and innovative practices in business - all of these elements, based on research findings, are discussed in this book and offer an inside view of the dynamics of the indigenous societies which are evolving in a globalised and highly interconnected contemporary world.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 25.4mm | 816g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • Includes 49 b&w illustrations
  • 1472434854
  • 9781472434852
  • 2,716,317

Table of contents

Contents: Introduction, Katia Iankova. Part I Socio-Economic Development and Institutional Planning: Socioeconomic dynamics of Aboriginal communities in Quebec, Ibrahima Diallo and Marc-Urbain Proulx; Contrasting indigenous and non-indigenous ways of thinking about capacity building for achieving sustainable development, Ram Vemuri; Planning sustainable development within ancestral domains: indigenous people's perceptions in the Philippines, Jayson Ibanez, Beau Austin and Stephen T. Garnett; Government programs and indigenous business in the Bundjalung Nation, Australia, Amanda Shoebridge and Jeremy Buultjens. Part II Indigenous Enterprise: From passive consumers to entrepreneurs: building a political context for economic development in an Anishinabe community, QC, Marie Pierre Bosquette; Culture-based enterprise opportunities for indigenous people in the Northern Territory, Australia, Stephen T. Garnett, Beau J. Austin, Peter Shepherd and Kerstin K. Zander; Institutional arrangements and sustainable livelihoods: the experience of an indigenous community in Taiwan, Teresa C.H. Tao and Geoffrey Wall; The role of elders in indigenous economic development: the case of Kaumatua on Maori enterprises of Aotearoa, New Zealand, Jason Paul Mika; Factors influencing the creation of enterprises and success of young indigenous entrepreneurs in Quebec and Labrador, Canada, Katia Iankova. Part III Sustainability and Indigenous Tourism: Entrepreneurship in an indigenous community: sustainable tourism and economic development in a newly inscribed UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jin Hooi Chan, Ying Zhang, Tom McDonald and Xiaoguang Qi; Developing a sustainable indigenous tourism sector: reconciling socio-economic objectives with market driven approaches, Lisa Ruhanen, Char-lee McLennan and Michelle Whitford; An assessment of community-based ecotourism impacts: a case study of the San/Basarwa communities of the Kalahari, Botswana, Naomi Moswete and Brijesh Thapa; Aboriginal culture in indigenous tourism management in Central Australia, Benxiang Zeng and Rolf Gerritsen. Part IV Poverty Alleviation and Economic Development: Poverty alleviation and indigenous communities in Peninsular Malaysia, Nor'Ain Othman and Norliza Aminudin; A composition of variable economic activities: cases of three groups of indigenous peoples of South Asia, Azizul Hassan; Raffia palm industry in Nigeria: a case study of the Annang Society in the Akwa Ibom State, Umoh Samuel Uwem and Oyewo Adetola; Arctic regions of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia): problems and prospects, Elena Totonova; The urges of language adaptation for economic development within the Garos of Bangladesh, Mashrur Imtiaz and Azizul Hassan; Conclusion, Katia Iankova, Azizul Hassan and Rachel L'Abee. Index.
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About Dr. Katia Iankova

Katia Iankova is a Senior Lecturer in Tourism at the University of Greenwich. She has a PhD in Urban Studies from the University of Quebec, Canada. Katia is a specialist in Indigenous studies and is a frequent contributor to books and journal articles on tourism and indigenous peoples. Azizul Hassan (MA) is a visiting lecturer of the Business School at the University of Greenwich and a member of the Tourism Consultants Network of the Tourism Society. His main area of research interests are focused on ethnography and tourism. Rachel L'Abee is a PhD in Sociology from the University of Quebec, Canada. She is the founding president the Sustainable Destinations Consultancy, a firm dealing with the sustainable development of tourist destinations in Latin American countries.
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