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While the importance of resident empowerment has been acknowledged in the literature of sustainable tourism, a difficulty of putting the concept into practice is also identified because of heterogeneity of a community. The goal of this study is to compare levels of empowerment between two different ...

Author(s)
Maruyama, N. U.; Woosnam, K. M.; Boley, B. B.
Publisher
Washington State University, Pullman, USA
Citation
The 5th Advances in Hospitality & Tourism Marketing and Management (AHTMM) Conference, Beppu, Japan, 18-21 June 2015, 2015, pp 203-208
Abstract

This study utilizes the Emotional Solidarity Scale (ESS) to examine the relationship between ethnic majority (Japanese) and minority (Brazilian) residents living in Oizumi, Japan. Results revealed significant differences in nine of the 10 ESS items. Resulting ESS factors from confirmatory factor...

Author(s)
Woosnam, K. M.; Maruyama, N.; Boley, B. B.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2016, 33, 5, pp 567-580
Abstract

While gender equality and empowerment are core components of sustainable tourism, most of the literature has approached the concepts from qualitative perspectives, thus limiting the ability to empirically test for empowerment discrepancies between men and women. With this gap in mind, this study...

Author(s)
Boley, B. B.; Ayscue, E.; Maruyama, N.; Woosnam, K. M.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2017, 25, 1, pp 113-129
Abstract

Ethnic neighborhood tourism (ENT) has the potential to not only alter the identity of the ethnic landscape but to also influence the distribution of power and economic benefits from tourism between ethnic groups. Such unequal distribution may foster divergent attitudes toward tourism between...

Author(s)
Maruyama, N. U.; Woosnam, K. M.; Boley, B. B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Tourism Geographies, 2017, 19, 2, pp 265-286
Abstract

This study considers how ethnic attitudes or stereotypes held by Japanese residents (as the majority ethnic group) of Brazilian residents (as the minority ethnic group) factor into the former's perceived emotional solidarity with the latter. The aim of this work is to (1) initially assess the...

Author(s)
Woosnam, K. M.; Maruyama, N.; Boley, B. B.; Erul, E.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change, 2018, 16, 2, pp 138-154
Abstract

While resident empowerment has been a central aspect of the sustainable tourism literature, difficulties of putting the concept into practice have been noted given the heterogeneous nature of communities. "Community" is often divided by kinship, age, gender and ethnicity, and such division may...

Author(s)
Maruyama, N. U.; Woosnam, K. M.; Boley, B. B.
Publisher
Routledge, Abingdon, UK
Citation
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 2016, 24, 10, pp 1442-1460
Abstract

Past studies regarding "ethnic neighborhood tourism" (ENT) have primarily reflected perspectives of the ethnic minority group whose culture is represented to tourists. Therefore, this study explored how members of the ethnic "majority" group who live in the ethnic neighborhood perceive ENT in their ...

Author(s)
Maruyama, N. U.; Woosnam, K. M.; Boley, B. B.
Publisher
Wiley, Chichester, UK
Citation
International Journal of Tourism Research, 2017, 19, 6, pp 727-735
Abstract

With the empirical research on resident empowerment in its infancy, this study sought to add to the scant literature by testing the cross-cultural validity of the Resident Empowerment through Tourism Scale (RETS) within the town of Oizumi, Japan. Such a destination was chosen because it provided a...

Author(s)
Boley, B. B.; Maruyama, N.; Woosnam, K. M.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2015, 50, pp 112-122