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dc.contributor.advisorKnapp, Gregory W.
dc.creatorNorona, Maria Belen, 1980-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-07T14:18:42Z
dc.date.available2017-07-07T14:18:42Z
dc.date.issued2007-05
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2D795M2Q
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/47452
dc.description.abstractThis study examines processes by which indigenous people in the central highlands of Ecuador embrace family-based non-traditional economic alternatives to complement agrarian economies. I explore the indigenous community of Ponce-Quilotoa, located at the volcanic Lake Quilotoa, to understand how and why it has developed indigenous controlled tourist activities over the last decade. The case study places special focus on uncovering the rationale for choosing tourism as the alternative, understanding processes of empowerment, tracking the building of grassroots tourist organizations and exploring the contradictory ways in which indigenous peoples adapt to tourism at the family and community levels. It concludes that we cannot study Quilotoa's recent use of tourism merely as an economic alternative; rather, we must simultaneously study it as the indigenous response to claim a share of economic and social power historically held by the mestizo elite.en_US
dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUT Electronic Theses and Dissertationsen_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Presentation of this material on the Libraries' web site by University Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin was made possible under a limited license grant from the author who has retained all copyrights in the works.en_US
dc.subjectCentral highlands of Ecuadoren_US
dc.subjectIndigenous peopleen_US
dc.subjectTourismen_US
dc.titleSeizing the lake : tourism, identity and power of the indigenous peoples of Quilotoa, Ecuadoren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.departmentLatin American Studiesen_US
dc.type.genreThesisen_US
thesis.degree.departmentLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLatin American Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
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