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 A stream of thought that comes after (post)modernism, which implies either an intensified continuation (synonymous to ‘late’ or ‘high’ modernity) or a rejection and criticism of modern times and modernism.


If you are looking to dismantle orthodoxy in tourism studies through your research project, then there are few better places to start than here. Postmodernism has fuelled a process of re-examining the fixed categories of social life that have created the notion of tourism. Studies of cities as tourism destinations, a reversal of the normalised order of tourism wherein people ‘escape’ from the city for holidays, for example, illustrates the postmodern argument that the modern categories of life are breaking down. The city beach is just one example of this de-differentiation and for some commentators ...

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