Cultural and Economic Sustainability: Where Localism and Globalism Intersect

By Barbara Leonard.

Published by The Global Studies Journal

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Case studies of cultural travel in Hawaii and Brazil are compared and contrasted with a focus on the impact on the local economy. The paper discusses notions of localism and globalism. There is a discussion on developing a model of economic and cultural sustainability where the benefits of globalism accrue to the local economy and support the local culture to the highest extent possible.

Keywords: Globalism, Localism, Sustainability, Cultural Tourism, Economy

Global Studies Journal, Volume 4, Issue 1, pp.161-176. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 998.103KB).

Dr. Barbara Leonard

Associate Professor, Department of Business Administration, College of Business and Economics, University of Hawaii at Hilo, Hilo, Hawaii, USA

Dr. Leonard is an Associate Professor of Accounting, College of Business and Economics Senate Chair, Faculty Congress Chair for the University of Hawaii at Hilo, and Co-chair of the All Campus Council of Faculty Senate Chairs for the University of Hawaii System. She participates in policy development at the college, university and system level on behalf of the faculty. She and her husband are also the former owners of an award-winning bed and breakfast inn located in Hilo, Hawaii, and are the current owners of Ke Alo Lani Retreat Center, an ecofriendly retreat center located near the Kilauea Volcano in Puna, Hawaii on the Big Island of Hawaii.


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