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dc.contributor.authorMovono, Apisalome
dc.contributor.authorBecken, Susanne
dc.description.abstractThis paper advances understanding of the complex and adaptive nature of indigenous Fijian communities involved in tourism. It examines how tourism-related development has set the people of one Fijian village along two separate development pathways, and explores how preferential access to tourism benefits has created disparities within the community. Complex Adaptive Systems theory and Social Capital theory are used to conceptualise how over 40 years of tourism involvement has influenced development within an indigenous Fijian community. The findings argue that indigenous Fijian communities are non-homogeneous entities, which are constantly in transition, responding and adapting integratively to both internal and external changes over time. The findings show that the emergence of new behaviours and ways of life has led to the collapse of the pre-existing systems of social capital. As a response, community members retreated and regrouped, strengthening internal bonds and social capital in their smaller social units, leading to both dependency and opportunity-seeking behaviours among participants. Ultimately, the paper asserts that money alone does not lead to development, but rather tourism and access to a variety of capital do.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.publisher.placeUnited Kingdom
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAsia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTourism not elsewhere classified
dc.titleSolesolevaki as social capital: a tale of a village, two tribes, and a resort in Fiji
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studies
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBecken, Susanne
gro.griffith.authorMovono, Api

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