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

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    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 - 2013

    Keywords

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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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