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Perceived Impacts of Volunteer Tourism in Favela Communities of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Abstract This phenomenological qualitative study examines the experiences of volunteer tourism on host communities using social representations theory. The experiences of three stakeholder-groups (community residents, volunteers, and nongovernmental organizations) are considered. Overall objectives of this project are to investigate the following questions: a) what are the effects of volunteer tourism on a community as perceived by different stakeholders; b) what effects do volunteer tourists have on the community compared to other forms of tourism as perceived by different stakeholders; c) how do the various stakeholders perceive the different forms of tourism in communities in which they live or work; and d) why and how do nongovernmental organiza... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Aquino, Jessica Faustini (Author) / Andereck, Kathleen (Advisor) / Mcgehee, Nancy (Committee member) / Phillips, Rhonda (Committee member) / Wang, Lili (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Social research / community residents / favela tours / nongovernmental organizations / phenomenological qualitative study / social representations theory / volunteer tourism
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 430 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Community Resources and Development 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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