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Title: Ecotourism development in Ghana: A postcolonial analysis
Authors: Eshun, Gabriel
Tagoe-Darko, Eva
Keywords: Ecotourism
Postcolonialism
State-led Ecotourism
Community-based ecotourism;
Ghana
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Development Southern Africa
Citation: Gabriel Eshun & Eva Tagoe-Darko (2015) Ecotourism development in Ghana: A postcolonial analysis, Development Southern Africa, 32:3, 392-406, DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2015.1020218
Abstract: Despite growing research on ecotourism in Ghana, it is unclear to what extent colonial approaches to forestry and wildlife conservation still influence ecotourism in the country. This paper examines ecotourism development in Ghana from a postcolonialist perspective. It is based on a thematic assessment of primary data from in-depth interviews with a range of ecotourism actors. The paper shows that ecotourism in Ghana, much like colonial forestry and wildlife conservation, faces challenges such as the marginalisation of the local community, the use of neo-crisis narratives, a dependence on international forces, and the marginalisation of local ecological knowledge. It argues for a holistic approach to the development of ecotourism as a win–win strategy for sustainable development
Description: An article published by Gabriel Eshun & Eva Tagoe-Darko (2015) Ecotourism development in Ghana: A postcolonial analysis, Development Southern Africa, 32:3, 392-406, DOI: 10.1080/0376835X.2015.1020218
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/10656
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