Does Indigenous tourism contribute to Indigenous resilience to disasters? A case study on Taiwan's highlands

Mucahid Mustafa Bayrak*

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Abstract

Climate change poses a real threat to Taiwan's Indigenous communities. Many disaster risk reduction or post-disaster reconstruction interventions are implemented in a top down way. The central question of this study is: to what extent does Indigenous tourism build the Indigenous resilience of Taiwan's Indigenous communities after Typhoon Morakot? The research was conducted using a mixed methods approach among three Indigenous Tsou communities. All three communities were severely impacted by typhoon Morakot in 2009. Involvement in Indigenous tourism contributed to better post-disaster recovery and resilience, but discrepancies between the communities and even among households within the communities were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100220
JournalProgress in Disaster Science
Volume14
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Apr

Keywords

  • Indigenous resilience
  • Indigenous tourism
  • Post-disaster recovery
  • Taiwan
  • Typhoon Morakot

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Environmental Science (miscellaneous)
  • Safety Research
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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