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MESS AND METHOD: USING ANT IN TOURISM RESEARCH

Beard, L, Scarles, CE and Tribe, J (2017) MESS AND METHOD: USING ANT IN TOURISM RESEARCH Annals of Tourism Research, 60. pp. 97-110.

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Abstract

The use of actor-network thinking is increasingly evident in tourism research. ANT offers the researcher a practical, fieldwork-based orientation, emphasising detailed description of relationships between actors in practice. However, questions which arise for the researcher in using ANT are seldom confronted in the literature. This paper contributes to the growing ANT literature in tourism by identifying five ‘character traits’ relating to selection and use of method in ANT research. It uses an empirical case study to show how these traits are performative in the researcher’s ‘hinterland’ of methodological choices, providing theoretical and practical reflections for future researchers. It ends by considering how acknowledging these traits in the account can demonstrate adherence to accepted criteria for research quality.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Hospitality and Tourism
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Hospitality and Tourism Management
Authors :
AuthorsEmailORCID
Beard, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Scarles, CEUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Tribe, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : 1 January 2017
Identification Number : 10.1016/j.annals.2016.06.005
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2016. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords : fieldwork, actor-network theory, method, research quality
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 01 Jul 2016 08:49
Last Modified : 12 Aug 2016 17:00
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/811085

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