Title

Furthering critical approaches in tourism and hospitality studies: perspectives from Australia and New Zealand

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Article

Publication details

Wilson, E, Harris, C & Small, J 2008, 'Furthering critical approaches in tourism and hospitality studies: perspectives from Australia and New Zealand', Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management,, vol. 15, pp. 15-18.

Abstract

The social sciences have accommodated changes in methodological and epistemological thought. These include 'new' sociology/cultural studies (e.g., Atkinson, 1990; Du Gay, 1997; Long, 1997), new cultural and human geographies (e.g., Jackson, 1993; Mansvelt, 2005; Massey, 2005) and new leisure studies (Aitchison, 1999). In these cases, the term new does not imply creation of new sub-disciplines, or a total rejection of earlier or 'traditional' thinking, but rather it is used as a broad reference to communicate a diversity of work that transgresses the disciplinary boundaries to knowledge construction.

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