Graylyn Swilley-Woods, Ph.D. is a 2019 graduate of the PHD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University.
Dr. Swilley-Woods at her Dissertation Defense.
L-R: Dr. Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Committee Member, Dr. Jon Wergin, Committee Chair, Dr. Philomena Essed, Committee Member.
- Jon Wergin, PhD, Committee Chair
- Philomena Essed, Ph.D., Committee Member
Dorothy Jenkins Fields, Ph.D., Committee Member
African-American Communities, Community-based Tourism, Heritage Tourism, Activist Scholarship, Glocalization, Globalization, Miami, Overtown, Coconut Grove, Tourism
The purpose of this study was to examine significant elements and aspects of community heritage tourism development activities using a scholar activist approach in two African American communities located in Miami-Dade Florida. Community heritage tourism was investigated to understand its relevance and to assess multiple factors that may influence its direction in relationship to economic sustainability, leadership, and change. This collaborative research included community involvement with key relevant stakeholders. The aim of the study was to achieve better knowledge of heritage tourism and understanding of growth and/or hindrance to the community’s capacity to change and economically sustain itself. The study explored vignettes of both exogenous and endogenous tourism-related initiatives, comparing examples with varying levels of community engagement. This dissertation is available in open access at AURA: Antioch University Repository and Archive, http://aura.antioch.edu/, and OhioLINK ETD Center, https://etd.ohiolink.edu/.
Swilley-Woods, G. (2019). Glocalizing Community Heritage Tourism in Two African American Communities in Miami. https://aura.antioch.edu/etds/521
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