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Doing 'Conservation': Effects of Different Interpretations at an Ecuadorian Volunteer Tourism Project

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dc.contributor.author Grimm, Kerry E.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-01-22T21:30:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-01-22T21:30:49Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/9177
dc.description.abstract "As more people volunteer in the name of 'conservation,' a careful analysis of 'conservation' and the actors' underlying ideologies becomes pressing. Volunteers work on the seemingly similar goal of 'conservation,' but differences in interpretations can have on-the-ground impacts. In this paper, I use interviews and participant interactions to: (1) analyse how volunteers, reserve managers, and volunteer coordinators at an Ecuadorian reserve articulated 'conservation' in their discourse; and (2) examine how different conservation ideologies affected interactions among actors and with the environment. Using political ecology and a modified version of ideological and cluster criticism to analyse discourse, I found actors interpreted 'conservation' differently. I identified three ideologies presented by volunteers: Type I (preservation-oriented), Type-II (mixed), and Type-III (sustainable use-oriented); managers and coordinators held similar views as each other. Different 'conservation' ideologies among actors affected the project (e.g., acceptability of sustainable logging), interactions, perceptions of locals, and general attitudes towards conservation work." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.subject ideology en_US
dc.subject volunteerism en_US
dc.title Doing 'Conservation': Effects of Different Interpretations at an Ecuadorian Volunteer Tourism Project en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region South America en_US
dc.coverage.country Ecuador en_US
dc.subject.sector General & Multiple Resources en_US
dc.subject.sector New Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Conservation & Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 11 en_US
dc.identifier.citationpages 264-276 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 3 en_US

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