Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-8-2018

Publication Title

Tourism, Culture, and Communication

Volume

18

Issue

4

Pages

287-301

Abstract

This article utilizes a qualitative ethnographic approach to examine the economic survival strategies pursued by Indonesian souvenir artisans and handicraft microvendors in touristically turbulent times. Resilience-oriented approaches have offered promising frameworks for understanding regions', destinations', and communities' capacities to adjust and adapt to challenges: this article complements these broader approaches by offering a fine-grained analysis of individual strategies for finding creative solutions to the economic challenges thrust upon them. My approach melds a constructivist approach accentuating local peoples' creative responses with gender-aware and practice-oriented approaches. These findings draw from data collected over three decades of ethnographic research in the Toraja highlands of Sulawesi, Indonesia.

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Author Posting. © Cognizant, LLC. 2018. This article is posted here by permission of Cognizant Communication Corporation for personal use, not for redistribution. The article was published in Tourism, Culture, and Communication, 2018, https://doi.org/10.3727/109830418X15369281878422

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