Proceedings of the Critical Island Studies 2023 Conference (CISC 2023)

Welcome to the Critical Island Studies 2023 Conference (CISC 2023). Bringing the theme of Islands and commodities, the conference wants to emphasize that archipelagic states have a propensity to commercialize their chains or clusters of islands in a variety of ways. Through state-owned enterprises or commercial hospitality industry operators, they may promote tourism based on the islands’ potential as premier destinations. The natural resources of the islands may also be exploited, with negative consequences for the inhabitants. These residents may then be utilized in exploitative undertakings, becoming part of a continual cycle of exploitation that enriches only a select few, although in the name of progress and the better welfare of society.

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