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Book Chapter
UWI Author(s)
Author, Analytic
Thomas-Hope, Elizabeth M.
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Title, Analytic
'No nook of ground secure from rash assault? Ecotourism, heritage tourism and the Jamaican Maroons'
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Author, Monographic
Jayawardena, Chandana
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Editor
Title, Monographic
Caribbean Tourism: More than Sun, Sand and Sea
Reprint Status
Refereed
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Place of Publication
Kingston, Jamaica
Publisher Name
Ian Randle
Date of Publication
2007
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Page(s)
193-204
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Abstract
The active consideration of proposals by Jamaican government agencies to encourage heritage tourism by opening up the Cockpit Country (an ecologically sensitive area and home to the Maroons) raises questions about the manner in which this unique aspect of Jamaica's cultural amd environmental heritage is to be exploited. The Maroons, the descendants of runaway slaves, who secured treaty rights to land from the colonial authorities in the eighteenth century, were able to retain better their traditions because of their inaccessibility. Tourism literature illustrates the difficulties and dangers in the development of heritage sites unless careful safeguards are put in place. It also raises questions about authenticity and leads to the suggestion that much more consultation both with the Maroons themselves as well as anthropologists, historians and ecologists, needs to take place before this unique cultural and ecological heritage is developed by tourist entrepreuneurs.....
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