|Title||Cultural values in conflict: case study from Ngadha, Flores, Indonesia|
This paper examines the cultural differences between a small eastern Indonesia community and Western tourists. The study is based on research over a period of more than ten years (1989-2000) in the Ngadha regency of Flores. Participant observation, interviews, and focus groups were used to investigate the villagers', governments', guides' and tourists' values, attitudes, perceptions, and priorities in relation to tourism. The paper provides a detailed case study of visitor and local community perceptions and values in relation to tourism, and how the differences in cultural backgrounds lead to misunderstandings and friction. Beyond the value differences previously identified in relation to time, dress, conflict avoidance, greetings, expression of emotions and authority, the research revealed differences in perceptions of crowds and events. Many tourists transgress the local cultural norms (adat) that the villagers believe disturbs the universal order, upsets the ancestors, and has the potential to produce undesirable results.
|host guest relations|
|sociology of tourism|
|Journal||Tourism: An International Interdisciplinary Journal|
|Journal citation||52 (1), pp. 91-101|
|Publisher||Institute for Tourism|
|Web address (URL)||https://www.researchgate.net/publication/290693580_Cultural_values_in_conflict_Case_study_from_Ngadha_Flores_Indonesia|