This book walks students through the selection and application of research methods within tourism. The authors introduce the relevant language and theory of key methodologies and then develop them using strategic literature review and the inclusion of international examples which relate directly to tourism. The historical and philosophical context of each method is then carefully laid out alongside the practical application of the technique. Each concept sets the historical and philosophical context of a method alongside the practical application of the technique.



Definition In Post-colonialism all parties involved have gone through a phase of colonial relationships, awakened from its legacies and built up a new way of understanding the emergent, economic, political and cultural networks around them.


An understanding of Post-colonialism can be very useful in studies of tourism and heritage. The heritage attractions of many tourism destinations are likely, in some way, to be linked to a period of colonialism. There are plentiful opportunities to study how heritage is represented through tourism and Post-colonialism provides a key concept in understanding how the ownership and representation of heritage can be controversial. The migration of people, often forced by coercion or economic necessity, and their cultural influence on the identity of a place, ironically, now provides the cultural diversity ...

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