A Research Agenda for Tourism Geographies
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A Research Agenda for Tourism Geographies

Edited by Dieter K. Müller

In recent years, tourism geographies have developed into a vibrant field of research at the intersection of geography and tourism studies. The book presents a unique collection of individual research agendas aiming to inspire the pursuit of new avenues of research. Although there have been arguments to apply post-disciplinary perspectives within tourism research, this book highlights the interest and potential of tourism geographers to contribute to a geographical tradition and influence the future content of geography as a discipline.
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Chapter 2: Tourism geographies: a bibliometric review

Dieter K. Müller


This chapter provides a review of major traditions within tourism geographies. This implies a description of the development of tourism research and not least the scientification of tourism geographies, i.e. the transition from being an applied and poorly theoretically underpinned field of research to being a competitive field struggling for a position within the academic landscape. Since there are several reasonable accounts available already, this chapter uses a bibliometric approach to supplement existing overviews. Bibliometric tools allow for a systematic approach to what has been published and by whom. Moreover, the available tools allow for the identification of thematic clusters as well as networks of individuals. This overview providesa framework for the following chapters.

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