ST HELENA—ON THE CUSP OF GLOBALIZATION Public Deposited

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  • March 22, 2019
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  • Devereux, Tiffany Prysock
    • Affiliation: Hussman School of Journalism and Media
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  • In the next five years, we have a rare opportunity to witness transformation of a society toward a globalized world market. St Helena, a British Overseas Territory, is only accessible by ship--the same vehicle used to access the island since its discovery in 1502. Throughout its 510 years, the island's economic prosperity has risen and fallen through globalizing trends due to its remote location in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean. The island's economy has faltered since the 1960s and it currently receives British government aid in the form of subsidies. In 2015, airport construction is expected to be complete which may catapult the island--once again--into the globalized world through tourism. This thesis and three-part documentary seeks to record the lives of the islanders by looking at the economy, social structure and identity of the islanders in 2009, prior to airport construction. This documentary is intended to be a baseline to compare the islanders' lives after the airpor
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  • Yopp, Jan Johnson
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  • Master of Arts
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  • 2012
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