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The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies : Advances in Tourism Research - Irena Ateljevic

The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies

Advances in Tourism Research

By: Irena Ateljevic (Editor), Annette Pritchard (Editor), Nigel Morgan (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 21st March 2007
ISBN: 9780080450988
Number Of Pages: 428

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New approaches to tourism study demonstrate a notable critical turn a shift in thought that emphasises interpretative and critical modes of tourism inquiry. The chapters in this volume reflect this emerging critical school of tourism studies and represent a coordinated effort of tourism scholars whose work engages innovative research methodologies. Since such work has been dispersed across a variety of tourism-related and other research fields, this book responds to a pressing need to consolidate recent advances in a single text. Adopting a broad definition of criticality, the contributors seek to find fresh ways of theorising tourism by locating the phenomenon in its wider political, economic, cultural and social contexts. The collection addresses the power relations underpinning the production of academic knowledge; presents a range of qualitative data collection methods which confront the fields dominant (post)positivist approaches; foregrounds the emotional dynamics of research relations and explores the personal, the political and the situated nature of research journeys. The book has been divided into two parts, with the essays in the first part establishing a context-specific framework for engaging philosophical and theoretical debates in contemporary tourism enquiry. The second set of essays then present, discuss and critique specific methodologies, research techniques, methods of interpretation and writing strategies, all of which are in some sense illustrative of critical tourism research. Contributors range from postgraduate students to established academics and are drawn from both the geopolitical margins and the powerbases of the tourism academy. Their various relationships with the English-speaking academy thus range from relative outsider to well-positioned insider and as a result, their essays are reflective of a range of locations within the complexly spun web of academic power relations and social divisions. *Advances in Tourism Research is written and edited by leading researchers working in the wider field of tourism studies *Advances in Tourism Research is international in scope *Advances in Tourism Research provides a cutting edge focus for those interested in tourism, particularly the management issues now facing decision-makers, policy analysts and the public sector

Editors introduction: Promoting an Academy of Hope
The critical school of tourism studies: Crafting the epistemological grounds De-centring Tourisms Intellectual Universe, or Traversing the Dialogue Between Change and Tradition
Critical Tourism: Rules and Resistance
Structural Entanglements and the Strategy of Audiencing as a Reflexive Technique
Resisting Rationalisation in the Natural and Academic Life-world: Critical Tourism Research or Hermeneutic Charity?
Marking Difference or Making a Difference: Constructing Places, Policies and Knowledge of Inclusion, Exclusion and Social Justice in Leisure, Sport and Tourism
Gender Analysis in Tourism: Personal and Global Dialectics
Interrogating the Critical in Critical Approaches to Tourism Research
A Realist Critique of the Situated Voice in Tourism Studies
The Problem With Tourism Theory
Tourism, Materiality and Space
Worldmaking and the Transformation of Place and Culture: The Enlargement of Meethans Analysis of Tourism and Global Change
Methodologies, innovative techniques, methods of interpretation and writing strategies Grounded Theory: Innovative Methodology or a Critical Turning from Hegemonic Methodological Praxis in Tourism Studies
Immersing in Ontology and the Research Process: Constructivism the Foundation for Exploring the (In)Credible OBE?
The Beauty in the Form: Ethnomethodology and Tourism Studies
From Principles to Practices in Feminist Tourism Research: a Call for Greater Use of the Survey Method and the Solicited Diary
Unresolved Power for Feminist Researchers Employing Memory-work
Enhancing the Interpretive and Critical Approaches to Tourism Education Inquiry Through a Discursive Analysis
What Lies Beneath? Using Creative, Projective and Participatory Techniques in Qualitative Tourism Inquiry
Pursuing the Past: using oral history to bring transparency to the research process
The Contribution of Biographical Research in Understanding Older Womens Leisure
The Language(s) of the Tourist Experience: An Autoethnography of the Poetic Tourist
Re-peopling Tourism: A Hot Approach to Studying Thanatourist Experiences
Processes of becoming: Academic journeys, moments and reflections
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ISBN: 9780080450988
ISBN-10: 0080450989
Series: Advances in Tourism Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 428
Published: 21st March 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.15  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 0.84
Edition Number: 1

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