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Reply to Jim Butcher’s response (volume 14, no.3) to “building a decommidified research paradigm in tourism: the contribution of NGOs”

Wearing, S. and Ponting, Jess (2006) Reply to Jim Butcher’s response (volume 14, no.3) to “building a decommidified research paradigm in tourism: the contribution of NGOs”. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 14 (5). pp. 512-515. ISSN 0966-9582

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Abstract

Our paper Buliding a Decommodified Research Paradigm in Tourism: the contribution of NGO's argued that western, neoliberal, free market paradigms continue to dominate the tourism research agenda. It was contended that alternative research paradigms are needed to enrich the field and to provide new ways of seeing, researching and doing tourism. Decommodified research paradigms based upon feminist theory, ecocentrism, community development and post-structuralism, were put forward as the contribution of NGO's int this area. A decommodified approach to tourism research opens the way for exploration of tourism's potential to provide the means for community defined and community-driven development and conservation. THe paper called for the widening of the paradigmatic scope of tourism research in order to provide a mode of understanding that is more equitable then simple economically rational exploitation of an experiential commodity.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: T Technology > TX Home economics
Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE) > School of Tourism and Hospitality Management
Depositing User: Ms Neha Harakh
Date Deposited: 15 Mar 2006 14:24
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2012 14:34
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/4054
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