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dc.contributor.advisorFalk, William Wen_US
dc.contributor.authorRothwell, Geoffrey Scotten_US
dc.date.accessioned2004-08-27T05:28:27Z
dc.date.available2004-08-27T05:28:27Z
dc.date.issued2004-08-03en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/1769
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation I consider the socio-historical development of Bermudian society in response to the demands of mass tourism. There has been an active effort to shape Bermudian society, the 'natural' environment, and the tourist industry to conform to an idealized aesthetic that would ensure the continued arrival of visitors. Consequently, there has been a calculated attempt to theme Bermuda, much in the same way that the Disney Amusement Parks are themed to meet the expectations of tourists. The means to establish this theme was the creation of a Tourism Board which utilized the four main components of McDonaldization calculability, efficiency, predictability and control to shape Bermudian society to conform to the expectations of Bermuda's primary tourist market. Consequently, rather than locating mass tourism in terms of a consequence of an increase in available free-time, I have sought to locate tourism within the structural context of modernity.en_US
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dc.titleTHE ROUTES OF BERMUDIAN SOCIETY: THE THEMING OF BERMUDIAN SOCIETY AS A TOURIST DESTINATIONen_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSociologyen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledSociology, Generalen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledTourismen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledMcDonaldizationen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledThemingen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBermudaen_US


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