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The truth about tourism

Tribe, J (2006) The truth about tourism ANNALS OF TOURISM RESEARCH, 33 (2). 360 - 381. ISSN 0160-7383


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This article examines the extent to which there is congruence between the theorised world of tourism (the canon of tourism knowledge) and the phenomenal world of tourism. Adopting a social constructionist approach it conceptualizes and analyses the knowledge force-field which is demonstrated to mediate between these two worlds. The five key factors that operate in the knowledge force-field are found to be person, rules, position, ends and ideology. The tourism literature is interrogated to demonstrate how these forces contribute to a double-selectivity in knowledge creation. Despite many truths being established, the whole truth about tourism is left untold resulting in gaps, silences and mis-constructions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Social Sciences, Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism, Sociology, Social Sciences - Other Topics, knowledge, power, truth, congruence, double-selectivity, POWER, GAZE
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Divisions: Faculty of Business, Economics and Law > Surrey Business School
Depositing User: Mr Adam Field
Date Deposited: 27 May 2010 14:37
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2013 18:31

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