Tourism studies and confined understanding: the call for a 'new sense' postdisciplinary

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/225613
Title:
Tourism studies and confined understanding: the call for a 'new sense' postdisciplinary
Authors:
Hollinshead, Keith; Seaton, V.
Abstract:
Recently, in Current Issues in Tourism, Coles, Hall, and Duval produced a very well-received inspection of the state of Tourism Studies/Tourism Management and acutely stated the case for the much more frequent and rigorous use of postdisciplinary forms of research in the (above) twin fields. This succeeding review article in Tourism Analysis is an update of a like “call-to-postdisciplinarity,” which has been in steady gestation over the last decade, and it is now published here as one that seeks to augment the well-reasoned, panoramic thinking of Coles, Hall, and Duval by clarifying the kinds of “new sense” and “open to the future” dialogic understandings that such a turn towards or engagement with postdisciplinary insight would conceivably entail. While Coles, Hall, and Duval have so capably surveyed the distinctions between (mainly) postdisciplinary styles of inquiry and interdisciplinary ones, this review article now seeks to provide an introductory critique of the kinds of postdisciplinary awarenesses that Tourism Studies/Tourism Management now ubiquitously need. In this examination of the demand for flexible forms of understanding that can more readily interpolate the often difficult-to-distill identifications and the new-register aspirations of populations today—notably those in ambiguous/hybrid postcolonal settings—this critique draws on Gilroy and Bhabha to help map the ambivalent terrain of the world's many new enunciations (i. e., the freshly vivified/revivified projections of culturehood). Thereafter, it beckons the bricoleurship approaches (i. e., the slow/tall-in-reflexivity/high-in-demonstrability interpretative 'soft science' approaches) of Kincheloe to help researchers achieve those sought forms of postdisciplinary criticality. Hopefully, there are nowadays not just a few universities and colleges preparing researchers and practitioners for service in Tourism Studies/Tourism Management (on each continent) who can recognize the need to more than occasionally escape the confines of restrictive/ overinstitutionalized “old sense” interpretations of the world, and support or replace them with other and fresher sorts of postdisciplinary (or extradisciplinary?/adisciplinary?) understandings that are not so restrictively ruled and regulated by the often-acute disciplinary normalizations of yesteryear.
Citation:
Hollinshead, K. and Seaton, V. (2010) 'Tourism studies and confined understanding: The call for a 'new sense' postdisciplinary' Tourism Analysis 15(4) pp.499-512
Journal:
Tourism Analysis
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/225613
DOI:
10.3727/108354210X12864727693669
Additional Links:
http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/ta/2010/00000015/00000004/art00010
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1083-5423
Appears in Collections:
INTOUR Institute for Tourism Research

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dc.contributor.authorHollinshead, Keithen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSeaton, V.en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23T14:21:42Zen
dc.date.available2012-05-23T14:21:42Zen
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationHollinshead, K. and Seaton, V. (2010) 'Tourism studies and confined understanding: The call for a 'new sense' postdisciplinary' Tourism Analysis 15(4) pp.499-512en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1083-5423en
dc.identifier.doi10.3727/108354210X12864727693669en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/225613en
dc.description.abstractRecently, in Current Issues in Tourism, Coles, Hall, and Duval produced a very well-received inspection of the state of Tourism Studies/Tourism Management and acutely stated the case for the much more frequent and rigorous use of postdisciplinary forms of research in the (above) twin fields. This succeeding review article in Tourism Analysis is an update of a like “call-to-postdisciplinarity,” which has been in steady gestation over the last decade, and it is now published here as one that seeks to augment the well-reasoned, panoramic thinking of Coles, Hall, and Duval by clarifying the kinds of “new sense” and “open to the future” dialogic understandings that such a turn towards or engagement with postdisciplinary insight would conceivably entail. While Coles, Hall, and Duval have so capably surveyed the distinctions between (mainly) postdisciplinary styles of inquiry and interdisciplinary ones, this review article now seeks to provide an introductory critique of the kinds of postdisciplinary awarenesses that Tourism Studies/Tourism Management now ubiquitously need. In this examination of the demand for flexible forms of understanding that can more readily interpolate the often difficult-to-distill identifications and the new-register aspirations of populations today—notably those in ambiguous/hybrid postcolonal settings—this critique draws on Gilroy and Bhabha to help map the ambivalent terrain of the world's many new enunciations (i. e., the freshly vivified/revivified projections of culturehood). Thereafter, it beckons the bricoleurship approaches (i. e., the slow/tall-in-reflexivity/high-in-demonstrability interpretative 'soft science' approaches) of Kincheloe to help researchers achieve those sought forms of postdisciplinary criticality. Hopefully, there are nowadays not just a few universities and colleges preparing researchers and practitioners for service in Tourism Studies/Tourism Management (on each continent) who can recognize the need to more than occasionally escape the confines of restrictive/ overinstitutionalized “old sense” interpretations of the world, and support or replace them with other and fresher sorts of postdisciplinary (or extradisciplinary?/adisciplinary?) understandings that are not so restrictively ruled and regulated by the often-acute disciplinary normalizations of yesteryear.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/cog/ta/2010/00000015/00000004/art00010en
dc.subjecttourism studiesen_GB
dc.titleTourism studies and confined understanding: the call for a 'new sense' postdisciplinaryen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalTourism Analysisen_GB
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