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Making a World of Difference

Essays on Tourism, Culture, and Development in Newfoundland

By James Overton
Categories: Cultural Studies, Folklore, Island Studies, Newfoundland And Labrador Studies
Series: Social and Economic Studies
Series Number: 56
Paperback : 9780919666733, 312 pages, January 1996


Tourism is a major cultural and economic force in the world. Many people in Newfoundland are embracing tourism as a possible way out of the province's economic difficulties. How is the "world of difference," as Newfoundland is described in a far-reaching tourism promotion campaign, affected by the policies and programmes designed to exploit this trend? Overton examines specific tourism related initiatives within Newfoundland and Labrador as starting points for a broad discussion of culture and development.


"This volume will have appeal for anyone interested in Newfoundland's recent history, not solely those with tourism expertise. "

- Margaret Johnston, Polar Record

“Overton’s preface to the collection states that its aim is ‘to provoke thought and encourage debate about tourism, development and culture’ in Newfoundland. It certainly achieves the former and it deserves to do the latter. ”

- William Lawton, Newfoundland and Labrador Studies