Co-Creating Tourism Research: Towards Collaborative Ways of Knowing

1st Edition

Carina Ren, Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson, René van der Duim

Routledge
Published December 7, 2017
Reference - 188 Pages - 15 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138228191 - CAT# Y308476
Series: Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

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Summary

Co-creation has become a buzzword in many social science disciplines, in business and in tourism studies. Given the prominence of co-creation, surprisingly little discussion has evolved around its implications for research practices and knowledge production as well as what challenges there are for fulfilling the promise of co-creation in tourism research.

This book aims to contribute to this discussion by addressing how tourism research comes together as a collaborative achievement and by exploring different ways of collaborative knowledge production in tourism research. It is structured to offer, on one hand, an introduction to the ontological basis for collaborative research and, on the other hand, a set of empirical examples of how collaborative knowledge creation can inform tourism design, management, policy and education.

The theoretical accounts and empirical cases of this book display how research collaborations can offer modest, local yet often impactful insights, traces and effects. It therefore will be of value for students, researchers and academics in tourism studies as well as the wider social sciences.

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