Title

From invisible to Indigenous-driven: a critical typology of research in Indigenous tourism

Document Type

Article

Publication details

Nielsen, NR & Wilson, E 2012, 'From invisible to Indigenous-driven: a critical typology of research in Indigenous tourism', Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, vol. 19, no. 1, pp. 67-75.

Published version available from:

http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/jht.2012.6

Abstract

This article applies a critical, deconstructive lens to examine the assumptions underpinning research in Indigenous tourism. The authors propose a conceptual typology to explore the presence, role and voice of Indigenous people within this body of research. The typology consists of four main positions, namely: invisible, identified, stakeholder, and Indigenous-driven. Examples of Indigenous tourism literature are then used to illustrate this papers main argument, which is that although Indigenous tourism has been a topic of academic interest for over three decades, it is still predominantly driven by the needs and priorities of non-Indigenous people. Ultimately, it appears that Indigenous voice and presence as scholars and researchers within the Indigenous tourism literature remain elusive.