Dr. Paponnet-Cantat holds a MA and PhD from Simon Fraser University, Canada. In 1988 she was offered a tenure track position at UNB in the department of anthropology. From 1994 to 1999, she was the director of FOCAL-Alantic (Foundation for the Americas) and the International Liaison Officer in the Office of the Vice-President (Research and International Cooperation). Since 2000, Dr Paponnet-Cantat has held the Chair position in the department of anthropology. Since the mid-1980s, she has conducted research on rural development in Peru, Cuba and New Brunswic

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Publications:
Ecotourism as Sustainable Development: The Case of Las Terrazas in Cuba

Using an ethnographic approach, this paper seeks to explore the debate on tourism and ecotourism in the developing world and to examine the question of sustainability in ecotourism initiatives. Specific attention is paid to Cuba, particularly to the case study of Las Terrazas, a community that has been considered by the Cuban government to be one of the most significant initiatives in ecotourism on the island.

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Surviving the Special Period Through Tourism in Cuba

The paper examines the effects of international tourism on Cuban society where tourism was a pragmatic response to the challenging circumstances facing the island during the Special Period.

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Cuba’s Tourism Entrepreneurs: A Woman’s Viewpoint

Using a personalized case study approach and drawing on interviews and informal exchanges with an informant, the paper seeks to examine the social and commercial nature of Cuba’s home-stays industry.

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Cuban Culture, Artwork Production, and the Impact of Tourism on Naive Painters

The paper examines art production in Cuba from the perspective of two academic fields: anthropology and tourism studies.

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Cultural Dimension of Cuban Painting and Influence of the Special Period on Contemporary Cuban Art Work

The production of Cuban paintings is growing. The paper examines the evolution of Cuban painting as a genre and whether its contemporary growth coincides with the development of international tourism.

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Painting Themes, Social Memory and National Identity in Cuban Art

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Published online: July 3, 2014

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