1st Edition

The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies Creating an Academy of Hope

Edited By Irena Ateljevic, Nigel Morgan, Annette Pritchard Copyright 2012
    280 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    276 Pages 6 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    In today’s increasingly complex tourism environment, decision-making requires a rounded, well-informed view of the whole. Critical distance should be encouraged, consultation and intellectual rigour should be the norm amongst managers and there needs to be a radical shift in our approach to educating future tourism and hospitality managers and researchers.

    This second edition intends to move the debate forward by exploring how critical tourism inquiry can make a difference in the world, linking tourism education driven by the values of empowerment, partnership and ethics to policy and practice. This volume is designed to enable its reader to think through vital concepts and theories relating to tourism and hospitality management, stimulate critical thinking and use multidisciplinary perspectives. The book is organized around three key ways of producing social change in and through tourism: critical thinking, critical education and critical action. Part one focuses on the importance of critical thinking in tourism research and deals with two key topics of our academic endeavours (i) tourism epistemology and theoretical and conceptual developments; (ii) research entanglements, knowledge production and reflexivity. Part two considers ‘the university as a site for activism’ by mapping out the moral, academic and practical role of educators in developing ethical and responsible graduates and explores the student experience. The final part attempts to provide new understandings of the ways in which social justice and social transformation can be achieved in and through tourism.

    This timely and thought provoking book which collectively questions tourism’s current and future role in societal development is essential reading for students, researchers and academics interested in Tourism & Hospitality.

    Foreword: Dialectical Thinking and Critical Pedagogy: Towards a Critical Tourism Studies  Peter McLaren and Nathalia E. Jaramillo  Creating An Academy of Hope: An Enquiry-Learning-Action Nexus  Annette Pritchard, Nigel Morgan and Irena Ateljevic  Part 1: Critical Tourism Research  1. Researcher Reflexivity in Tourism Studies Research: Dynamical Dances with Emotions Nazia Ali  2. The Political Ends of Tourism: Voices and Narratives of Silwan/the City of David in East Jerusalem Chaim Noy  3. The Challenge of Critical Approaches to Rural Tourism Studies and Practice Heather Mair  4. The Under-Conceptualisations of Tourism Studies: The Case for Postdisciplinary Knowing Keith Hollinshead  Part 2: Critical Tourism Education  5. The Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI): Activating Change in Tourism Education Pauline Sheldon, Daniel Fesenmaier and John Tribe  6. From Copyright to Copyleft: Towards Tourism Education 2.0 Janne Lidburd and Anne-Mette Hjalager  7. Critical Thinking in the Tourism Curriculum Teresa Leopold  8. Thinking Inside the Box: Understanding Discursive Production and Consumption in Tourism Kellee Caton  9. To Act as Though the Future Mattered: A Framework for Hopeful Tourism Education Lisa Schwarzin  Part 3: Critical Action in 'The Tourism World'  10. Hotel Bauen: An Exploratory Case Study in Justice Tourism Freya Higgins-Desbiolles  11. The Dialectics of War, Peace and Tourism Senija Causevic and Paul Lynch  12. Pacifists and Partygoers? Young Antipodeans Visiting Gallipoli War Sites Claudia Bell  13. Diverse Economies and Alternative Economic Practices in Tourism Jan Mosedale  14. Hotel Transvaal & Molar Lines as a Tool to Open up Spaces of Hospitality Alexander Grit and Paul Lynch  15. Hopeful Tourism: An Unfolding Perspective Nigel Morgan, Annette Pritchard and Irena Ateljevic


    Irena Ateljevic is Assistant Professor at Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

    Nigel Morgan is Professor of Tourism Studies at Cardiff School of Management’s Welsh Centre for Tourism Research at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.

    Annette Pritchard is Professor of Critical Tourism Studies and Director of the Cardiff School of Management’s Welsh Centre for Tourism Research at the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.