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    Accessibility of tourist sites to persons with disability: the case of Cape Coast and Elmina Castles in Ghana

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    The term accessibility is used in the context of providing equal opportunity to enter into an environment. Much is not known about the accessibility of tourist sites such as castles and forts to people with disabilities. This study sought to examine the accessibility of the Cape Coast and Elmina Castles to people with disabilities through a qualitative approach which involved in-depth interviews and photovoice to collect data. The study revealed that the castles are inaccessible. Though ramps, spacious pathways and handrails in washrooms existed, there was however, no mutual relation between the design of the castles and the concept of accessibility as defined by the Disability Act. The creation of awareness on the rights of the disabled to participate in the tour of castles can perhaps draw the attention of local government authorities and other relevant stakeholders to effect the necessary changes.Peer Reviewe

    “The colossal and the well-ordered” or about culture and management in Switzerland

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    This paper tries to describe for students, for managers, for tourists, the complex experience that I had travelling, for the second time, in the summer of 2010, for a few weeks, in Switzerland, visiting friends, but also discovering again cities, towns, castles, museums, and even some small and medium sized private companies.history, culture, nature, people, cantons, Swiss Confederation, tourism.

    Conquest From Behind These Walls: The Role Of Castles And Fortified Towns In The Anglo-Norman Occupation Of Wales

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    From the Norman Conquest to the reign of King Edward I, the Anglo-Norman marcher lords carried out a gradual and improvised conquest of the Welsh princedoms through the usage of castles and fortifications. This paper will seek to uncover the military, political, and cultural significance of these castles, examining not only how they were used, but also what they meant to the people of the Welsh marches. In order to achieve this, this paper will draw upon a combination of historical chronicles and literary sources dating from the period. Ultimately, this paper will seek to prove that the castles used by the marcher lords to conquer and control territory had a huge impact on the military, political, and cultural aspects of life in the Welsh marches during the Anglo-Norman conquest

    The Tourism Function of the Castles of the Knights of the Teutonic Order in Poland

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    The author’s main objective is to define the level of development of the tourism function of the Teutonic Order castles found in the area of contemporary Poland. The author has taken into account both well-preserved and renovated castles, as well as those in a state of ruin. In order to achieve his goal, he analysed forms of castle development and numbers of tourists, which is the main measure of the tourism function. The final stage of the research was to define the tourism rank of the castles studied

    Museums in former residences: castles, palaces and manor houses

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    The article concerns former residences in Poland and their contemporary use as museums. The authors present the history of Polish residences, the development of museums in castles, palaces and manor houses, their spatial distribution and the relations between the type of building and that of the museum collection

    The Comedia Normannorum: Norman Identity and Historiography in the 11th-12th Centuries

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    Rapid Situation Analysis: a hybrid, multi-methods, qualitative, participatory approach to researching tourism development phenomena

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    This study develops a hybrid, bottom-up approach to field research, namely Rapid Situation Analysis, and implements it in Ghana. It draws on elements from two existing participatory methodological approaches: Rapid Rural Appraisal and Participatory RuralAppraisal. The approachwas developed to suit the particular needs of investigating corporate social responsibility practices, sustainable development and poverty reduction through tourism, a fragmented sector which tends to be ambiguous and unstructured and lack cohesion (unlike, for example, agriculture or primary health care, both of which are familiar territory for Rapid Rural Appraisal and Participatory Rural Appraisal). The Rapid Situation Analysis bottom-up approach to data gathering was underpinned by supporting methods, including participant and direct observation, in-depth interviews, stakeholder focus groups and informal conversations. Moreover, the multiple methods were further enriched by the collection of visual data in the form of moving and still images. These research findings were fed back to the communities at the centre of the research

    America\u27s De Facto Guest Workers: Lessons from Germany\u27s Gastarbeiter for U.S. Immigration Reform

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    Part I of this Note describes West Germany\u27s post-war Gastarbeiter [guest worker] program from 1961 to 1972. Part II focuses on the long-term results of the Gastarbeiter program, with special emphasis on the legal status of Turkish Gastarbeiter in Germany. This assessment concludes that guest worker programs inevitably result in the permanent settlement of foreigners in the host country. If not properly anticipated and planned for, this settlement leads to social stratification and political divisiveness. Part II also presents for comparison U.S. immigration policies and their effect on Mexican immigrant workers. The section asserts that the United States over the past two decades has implemented a de facto guest worker policy, which led to many of the same adverse consequences wrought by Germany\u27s Gastarbeiter program, including the permanent settlement and subsequent marginalization of undocumented immigrants from Mexico. Part III concludes that temporary worker programs, formal or de facto, have irreversible and adverse sociopolitical consequences for their participants and the countries that adopt these policies. Accordingly, this Note cautions against the adoption of a formal temporary worker program in the United States and argues that the permanent legalization of undocumented immigrants is the most judicious means of reversing recent trends

    To bravely speak: an essay review of Jean Anyon's Marx and Education

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    This peer reviewed Essay was the first review of Jean Anyon's book Marx and Education. The Essay also serves as a companion to the book, expanding upon Marxist concepts found in the book in more detail, and introducing concepts that where not discussed in the book given the audience for which it was written
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