Emergent Soft Science Approaches in Tourism Studies

Wednesday, 18 July 2018: 10:30-12:20
RC50 International Tourism (host committee)

Language: English

This session invites presentations on state-of-the-art / cutting edge developments in advanced SOFT SCIENCE research approaches, focussing upon, for instance:

  • emergent interpretive processes;

  • advanced qualitative research methodologies;

  • unfolding soft science critique;

  • cutting edge ontological / epistemological thought;

  • tensions and contradictions in qualitative research today.

Presenters will be expected to give:

[i] the philosophy behind the emergent thinking, and then

[ii] relate that conceptuality to on-the-ground thinking International Tourism Studies.

The session will operate at the METHODOLOGICAL level rather than at the METHODS level.

Session Organizers:
Keith HOLLINSHEAD, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom and Rukeya SULEMAN, University of Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Oral Presentations
'dear White People': Your Race Matters in Tourism
Donna CHAMBERS, University of Sunderland, United Kingdom
Disruptive Methodologies
Milka IVANOVA, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom