Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
International tourism has played an important role in unintended social changes in socialist countries. These social and cultural changes affect not only the economic, political and cultural genre of the government, but also of its citizens; This thesis asks the question, "Has the re-introduction of international tourism in Cuba diluted and compromised the egalitarian goals of the revolution"? I intend to show that the consequences of Cuba's emerging tourist industry has not only compromised the ideology of the revolution, but has in fact seen a return of a pre-revolution stratified society and parallel economies, one based on the peso and government subsidies the other on the dollar and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Cuba; Economies; Industry; Parallel Social; Stratification; Tourist
Ethnology; Recreation; Economics
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Hummel, Marie Nathan, "Cuba's tourist industry: Parallel economies and social stratification" (2002). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1366.