The tripartite model of power flow and coping mechanisms for postive social capital

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

This study examines the role of culture brokers from the host community's perspective. The community under scrutiny is the Old Order Amish (OOA) based in Iowa (United States). The results indicate that the OOA object to their images being portrayed as relics of the past. They feel that brokers lack knowledge and have tendency to misinterpret their day-to-day cultural activities. This study also determined the direction of power flow within the tripartite system of Amish tourism and identified the Foucauldian 'targets' (the receivers as the tourists and the hosts) and the 'agents' (as the brokers). The results indicate a somewhat weak contributory role towards enhancement of social capital in the region.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSocial Capital
Subtitle of host publicationTheory, Measurement and Outcomes
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages345-362
Number of pages18
ISBN (Print)9781624178221
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013

Keywords

  • Culture brokers
  • Hosts
  • Power flow
  • Social capital
  • Sustainable development
  • Tourists

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'The tripartite model of power flow and coping mechanisms for postive social capital'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Chhabra, D. (2013). The tripartite model of power flow and coping mechanisms for postive social capital. In Social Capital: Theory, Measurement and Outcomes (pp. 345-362). Nova Science Publishers, Inc..