Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management
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Handbook of Research Methods for Tourism and Hospitality Management

Edited by Robin Nunkoo

As research in tourism and hospitality reaches maturity, a growing number of methodological approaches are being utilized and, in addition, this knowledge is dispersed across a wide range of journals. Consequently there is a broad and multidisciplinary community of tourism and hospitality researchers whom, at present, need to look widely for support on methods. In this volume, researchers fulfil a pressing need by clearly presenting methodological issues within tourism and hospitality research alongside particular methods and share their experiences of what works, what does not work and where challenges and innovations lie.
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Chapter 5: Critical inquiry in tourism and hospitality research

Heather Mair

Abstract

Critical inquiry, while relatively new to tourism studies, presents a powerful opportunity to address the negative impacts of tourism around the world. It offers the chance to move beyond describing the good, bad and ugly of tourism to understanding (and transforming) the ideological structures and power inequalities upon which it is often based.

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