for Cruise Research
centre for research and for
"Carribean of the East? Global Interconnections and the Southeast Asian
Cruise Industry," Asian
Journal of Social Science, 2002, 30:2, 420-440
Discusses the significance of the Southeast Asian cruise industry in
light of globalization, deterritorialization,& new linkages between
Southeast Asia and the Caribbean. Trade, environmental, &
maritime-law implications are examined, followed
by considerations of Southeast Asian cruise industry workers; the
Southeast Asian culture into the Caribbean cruise package; &; the
well-being & future of the industry & its Caribbean reach. The
reiterates the importance of deterritorialization for the Southeast
Asian tourism sector.
Wood, Robert E.. "Caribbean cruise
tourism: Globalization at sea,"
of Tourism Research, 2000, 27:2 (April),
Caribbean cruise tourism provides a particularly illuminating
for understanding the processes of globalization in the world today.
documenting the rapid expansion of this business, the paper explores
central manifestations of globalization at work in the Caribbean cruise
industry: the restructuring of the industry in the face of global
capital mobility, and labor migration; new patterns of global ethnic
stratification, including their incorporation into the product marketed
tourists; and deterritorialization, cultural theming, and simulation.
asserts that this "globalization at sea" illustrates the
ambiguities, and unchartered course of contemporary globalization