Perceptions of Cultural Tourism, Economic Development, and Cultural Preservation: A Case Study among the Betammaribe of Northwest Benin

By Stephanie Savell.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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I present the findings of my year-long field research on the complexities of cultural tourism in a West African society.

Keywords: Cultural Tourism, Economic Development, Heritage Preservation, Benin, Betammaribe, Anthropology

International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 2, pp.151-160. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 828.224KB).

Stephanie Savell

Stephanie Savell is a Fulbright grant recipient in Benin. Savell, Sociology/ Anthropology major, African Studies minor, graduated Summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Middlebury College in Vermont, U.S.A, in 2003. Her thesis “Answering the Summons of the Social: Meditations on the Anthropology of the Baka,” emphasizing the importance of Baka agency in understanding their sociality, was awarded high honors. Savell graduated with the Sociology/Anthropology department prize. During college, Savell studied ‘Culture and Development’ for a semester in Cameroon with the School for International Training (SIT). She further pursued cultural immersion in India on a backcountry expedition with the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), in Ireland working with local farmers through the organization Willing Workers on Organic Farms (WWOOF), and in indigenous communities in Nova Scotia and Costa Rica leading community service trips for American teenagers. Savell is published in Abroad View Magazine's Spring 2001, “Of Mountaineers and Mountain People.”

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