Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorCarolan, Michael
dc.contributor.authorMcLane, Daniel Newell
dc.contributor.committeememberCross, Jeni
dc.contributor.committeememberHogan, Michael
dc.contributor.committeememberCottrell, Stuart
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:40:45Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:40:45Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.description2014 Spring.
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation presents a case study of ecotourism as sustainable development focused on the potential of the tourist as agent of sustainable development when she returns to the global North. This possibility is framed in terms of a tourist "connecting to nature" and thus becoming an agent of sustainable development. This potential is investigated via the comparison of a "real" rainforest and its "simulation" and this also investigates the role of the biophysical in shaping this connection. After describing an initial period of data collection the author explains why he adopted the framework of "environmental imaginaries" as a language to describe the multiple and often conflicting natures to which tourists connect. Using this framework two forms of connecting are identified, "recruiting" and "reinforcing". The role of the biophysical is explored for both forms of connecting as well as the implications for both upon the tourist's return home.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediumdoctoral dissertations
dc.identifierMcLane_colostate_0053A_12267.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/82566
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectsustainable
dc.subjectCosta Rica
dc.subjectdevelopment
dc.subjectecotourism
dc.subjectimaginaries
dc.subjectnature
dc.titleConnecting to nature via ecotourism as sustainable development
dc.typeText
dcterms.rights.dplaThe copyright and related rights status of this Item has not been evaluated (https://rightsstatements.org/vocab/CNE/1.0/). Please refer to the organization that has made the Item available for more information.
thesis.degree.disciplineSociology
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record