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Tomas Pernecky

Auckland University of Technology

Tomas Pernecky is Professor of Applied Philosophy, Tourism and Event Studies in the Faculty of Culture and Society at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. Tomas has published in leading journals and continues to work in the areas of epistemology, social ontology/social metaphysics, phenomenology, social constructionism, existentialism, and a host of conceptual, theoretical, and methodological issues such as postdisciplinarity and relationality.



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Tourism Analysis

Existential Postdisciplinarity: Personal Journeys Into Tourism, Art, and Freedom

Published: Jul 28, 2016 by Tourism Analysis
Authors: Pernecky, Tomas; Munar, Ana María; Wheeller, Brian

Postdisciplinarity makes claims on ontological, epistemic, and methodological levels, but it is inevitably a personal philosophical stance. This article represents an existentialist approach to the discourse on postdisciplinarity, offering reflective narratives of three academics. The authors depict postdisciplinarity as an invitation to conceptual and interpretive eclecticism, critical analysis, and creative problem solving.

Annals of Tourism Research

Realist and Constructionist Shades of Grey

Published: Sep 30, 2014 by Annals of Tourism Research
Authors: Pernecky, Tomas

The purpose of this paper is to respond to David Botterill’s (2014) commentary Constructionism—A Critical Realist Reply, which challenges the claim that there are varieties of constructionism that can be both relativist and realist.

Constructionism: Critical Pointers for Tourism Studies

Constructionism: Critical Pointers for Tourism Studies

Published: Apr 30, 2012 by Constructionism: Critical Pointers for Tourism Studies
Authors: Pernecky, Tomas

This paper critically examines the application, pitfalls and prospects of constructionism in Tourism Studies. It explains what constructionism is and how it can be utilised in the study of tourism.

Annals of Tourism Research

(Hermeneutic) Phenomenology in tourism studies

Published: Oct 28, 2010 by Annals of Tourism Research

This conceptual paper introduces theoretical as well as methodological considerations for tourism research, and situates some key phenomenological approaches historically as well as within specific research paradigms.