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.
1. Co-creation of tourism knowledge
Carina Ren, Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson, René van der Duim
2. Balancing values: Co-creation in and out of academia
René van der Duim, Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson, Carina Ren
3. Collaborative becoming. Exploring tourism knowledge collectives
Carina Ren, Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson
4. Making matter in the midst of things: Engaging with tourism imponderables through research
Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson, Katrín Anna Lund, Carina Ren
5. Disruptive ethnography and knowledge co-creation
6. Participatory landscape designing for tourism planning: The case of Murter Island, Croatia Marlies Brinkhuijsen, Irena Ateljevic, René van der Duim, Dion Koens, Luuk van den Berg
7. Bridge-builders, scouts and ‘idiots’. Exploring topologies of tourism student collaboration Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson, Carina Ren, Dejan Krizaj
8. Doing research on, for and with tourism organisations during innovation processes
Kirsti Mathiesen Hjemdahl, Tor Helge Aas
9. Engaging with wind shelters
Outi Rantala, Miia Mäkinen
10. Knowing the Aquatic Other: Unleashing Blackfish
11. Stories of Hope? Journeys in the Dark European Arctic
Britt Kramvig, Hilde Methi
12. Towards a collaborative manifesto. Configurations of tourism knowledge co-creation Carina Ren, Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson, René van der Duim