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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