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