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Development(s) in the Geographies of Tourism: Knowledge(s), Actions and Cultures

C. Michael Hall (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand)

Geographies of Tourism

ISBN: 978-1-78190-212-7, eISBN: 978-1-78190-261-5

Publication date: 30 December 2013


Depending on the research approach one uses, the development of particular bodies of knowledge over time is the result of a combination of agency, chance, opportunity, patronage, power, or structure. This particular account of the development of geographies of tourism stresses its place as understood within the context of different approaches, different research behaviors and foci, and its location within the wider research community and society. The chapter charts the development of different epistemological, methodological, and theoretical traditions over time, their rise and fall, and, in some cases, rediscovery. The chapter concludes that the marketization of academic production will have an increasingly important influence on the nature and direction of tourism geographies.



Hall, C.M. (2013), "Development(s) in the Geographies of Tourism: Knowledge(s), Actions and Cultures", Geographies of Tourism (Tourism Social Science Series, Vol. 19), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 11-34.



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