Irena Ateljevic, Annette Pritchard, Nigel Morgan
Published February 5, 2007
Reference - 428 Pages
ISBN 9780080450988 - CAT# Y127866
Series: Routledge Advances in Tourism
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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.
Part 2 Methodologies, innovative techniques, methods of interpretation and writing strategies
Grounded Theory: Innovative Methodology or a Critical Turning from Hegemonic Methodological Praxis in Tourism Studies (Gayle Jennings and Olga Junek); Immersing in Ontology and the Research Process: Constructivism the Foundation for Exploring the (In)Credible OBE? (Tomas Pernecky); The Beauty in the Form: Ethnomethodology and Tourism Studies (Scott McCabe); From Principles to Practices in Feminist Tourism Research: a Call for Greater Use of the Survey Method and the Solicited Diary (Bente Heimtun);
Unresolved Power for Feminist Researchers Employing Memory-work (Jennie Small);
Enhancing the Interpretive and Critical Approaches to Tourism Education Inquiry Through a Discursive Analysis (Maureen Ayikoru and John Tribe); What Lies Beneath? Using Creative, Projective and Participatory Techniques in Qualitative Tourism Inquiry (Sheena Westwood);
Pursuing the Past: using oral history to bring transparency to the research process. (Julia Trapp-Fallon); The Contribution of Biographical Research in Understanding Older Women’s Leisure (Diane Sedgley); The Language(s) of the Tourist Experience: An Autoethnography of the Poetic Tourist (Chaim Noy); Re-peopling Tourism: A ‘Hot Approach’ to Studying Thanatourist Experiences (Ria Dunkely); Processes of becoming: Academic journeys, moments and reflections (Stephen Doorne, Stephanie Hom Cary, Graham Brown, Jo-Anne Lester, Kathe Browne, Tomas Pernecky, Susana Curtin, Martine Abramovici, Nigel Morgan).