THIRD WORLD RESURGENCE #207/208 (Nov/Dec 2007)
This issue’s contents:
tourism benefit the
predatory and omnivorous
'Tourism consumes the places on which it alights,' says Jeremy Seabrook in taking issue with its exaggerated claims of benefits for the host country.
leakages in tourism
Any meaningful discussion of the benefits of tourism to a host country must address the issue of 'financial leakages'. Minu Hemmati and Nina Koehler explain this important concept.
This article argues that the Indian government's planned new policy of setting up Special Tourism Zones (STZs) along the lines of the country's Special Economic Zones (SEZs) will promote the 'enclavisation of tourism', converting lands, landscapes and common property into exclusive islands of leisure. This is a model of tourism development that has been fought and rejected by many communities around the world.
gender and equitable development
Contrary to the claims of the UN World Tourism Organisation, the doors of tourism do not open to equal opportunities for women but to scary worlds of inequities and exploitation, says T T Sreekumar.
feels the heat of global warming
Climate is an essential resource for tourism and global warming is unquestionably a threat to tourism. Anita Pleumarom discusses the response of the industry to a threat to which it is contributing.
Most indigenous peoples are discovering that tourism is undermining their very basis for survival while suppressing the very cultural value systems which underlie biodiversity, says Alison Johnston.
myths of ecotourism
is almost universally touted as 'responsible travel' to areas rich in
wildlife that also helps to preserve the environment and to promote
the well-being of the local people. A report on
tourism - Subsidising health care for developed countries
M Vijay elucidates the iniquitous nature of medical tourism, which
The temples of Angkor, those incredible monuments which have survived more than 1,000 years, including periods of great turbulence and decay, are now confronted by the greatest challenge of all - mass tourism.
tourism, now being vigorously promoted by governments of the South,
find organic agriculture can feed the world and more
A comprehensive study gives the lie to claims that organic agriculture cannot feed the world because it gives low yields and there is insufficient organic fertiliser.
Racism, government apathy fuel AIDS epidemic
wine in a new bottle: Subprime mortgages and the present financial turmoil
12 myths of Annapolis
US-convened Middle East peace conference which took place in
US bases in
announcing in November that President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister
Maliki had signed an agreement for further negotiations on the future
of US forces in Iraq, the White House claimed that 'Iraq's leaders have
asked for an enduring relationship with America, and we seek an enduring
relationship with a democratic Iraq'. It is clear from this that the
new US National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) says that
servants no longer know their place
undiplomatic outburst by the King of Spain against President Hugo Chavez
Venezuelan referendum: A post-mortem and its aftermath
'no' vote in December against
racial crisis in
The Libyan national convicted of being responsible for the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie may be freed on appeal, with the revelation that the CIA offered a US$2 million bribe to the key prosecution witness.
for more than 25 years: Puerto Rican political prisoners
world attention has been focused on the plight of
women and domestic violence
experience of using the law to address the issue of domestic violence
back in anger: Filming the
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