Rutgers Model United Nations - IDIA
Rutgers Model United Nations 17 Discussion Questions • What landmarks, people, or cultural symbols does your state upkeep in order to draw in tourism? Is it costlier to keep them in working order or to build and maintain a tourist industry in your state? • Does your state identify itself as a developed or developing state, and how does this affect the way it views tourism? • Have there been any security threats to your state as a result of heightened tourism? • How can development further across all spheres (social, economic, political, environmental) by enhancing tourism? • Is sustainable tourism a vital concern to your state? How much of its industry comes from tourism?
Rutgers Model United Nations 18 Bibliography For Further Reading Michael F. Brown, Who Owns Native Culture? (Harvard University Press, 2003) This book depicts the global struggle for control of knowledge and cultural elements in the world’s indigenous societies. The book discusses and cautions against extending ownership and group rights to cultural traditions and documents the efforts of indigenous peoples to redefine heritage as a proprietary resource. Sharon Bohn Gmelch, ed., Tourists and Tourism: A Reader (Waveland Press, 2004) This is a series of essays by both Northern American and International scholars who focus on four themes: Tourism and Tourist Experience, Marketing Culture and Identity, the meeting of tourists and locals, ant the impacts and implications of tourism. This collection of essays is a wonderful examination of the social and economic phenomenon that is global tourism. Martin Mowforth and Ian Munt, Tourism and Sustainability: New Tourism in the Third World (Routledge, 1998) This book discusses the theory that tourism offers economic stimulation in third world nations to achieve sustainability and equity. It also explores and challenges beliefs about globalization and development and their relationship to tourism in the third world.