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dc.contributor.supervisorFrohlick, Susan (Anthropology)en
dc.contributor.authorHerrera, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2007-09-17T12:42:04Z
dc.date.available2007-09-17T12:42:04Z
dc.date.issued2007-09-17T12:42:04Z
dc.identifier.citationHerrera, Jessica (2006). Lessons from the Equator Initiative: The Casa Matsiguenka Community-Based Ecotourism Lodge Enterprise in Manu National Park, Peru. http://www.umanitoba.ca/institutes/natural_resources/pdf/Jessica_paper_edited_March_2006.pdfen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1993/2832
dc.description.abstractThe Peruvian government has used a top-down colonial approach to nature-based conservation. This approach has effectively marginalized Indigenous people located in designated protected areas. For the Matsiguenka communities inhabiting Manu National Park, such an approach has created socioeconomic and political problems. Ecotourism is given to them as the only socioeconomic development option for the acquisition of supplementary income to their subsistence lifestyle and for their integration into the global capitalist economy. My research questions include: 1) whether or not marginalized Indigenous groups are given a chance to negotiate their own cultural values, knowledge and practices within the context dominated by global capitalism forces, such as the international tourism industry, and 2) how neo-liberal strategies such as ecotourism, which is sold as an economic panacea for communities in out-of-the-way-places such as the Peruvian rainforest, work in practice. I draw upon narratives on ecotourism, collected in my five-month fieldwork, as told by the multiple stakeholders of ecotourism. I use these narratives to highlight the complexities, pitfalls and incongruent, hegemonic and predatory nature of ecotourism as it plays out in Manu National Park. Through their Multicommunal Enterprise Matsiguenka, these traditionally hunter and gatherer people are courageously and creatively venturing into the ecotourism industry hoping to benefit their communities. However, the “wild” competition in the “green” capitalist market makes this type of venture a great challenge.en
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dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subjectecotourismen
dc.subjectconservationen
dc.subjectindigenous peopleen
dc.subjectrainforesten
dc.subjectprotected areasen
dc.subjectManu National Parken
dc.subjectPeruen
dc.subjectMatsiguenka peopleen
dc.subjectindigenous enterpriseen
dc.subjectindigenous negotiationen
dc.subjectAmazonen
dc.subjectcapitalismen
dc.subjectPerúen
dc.subjectParque Nacional Manuen
dc.subjectecoturismoen
dc.subjectecoturismo comunitarionen
dc.subjectcommunity-based ecotourismen
dc.subjectempresa indígenaen
dc.subjectáreas protegidasen
dc.subjectconservación de la naturalezaen
dc.subjectnaturalezaen
dc.subjectcapitalismoen
dc.subjectnatureen
dc.title"A little lizard among crocodiles": ecotourism and indigenous negotiations in the Peruvian rainforesten
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommitteeWiest, Ray (Anthropology) Berkes, Fikret (Natural Resources Institute)en
dc.degree.levelMaster of Arts (M.A.)en_US
dc.description.noteOctober 2007en


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