In the Beginning: The Making of a Book about Some Beginnings of Tourism Study

(Dennison J. Nash, Editor, The Study of Tourism: Anthropological and Sociological Beginnings, 2007)

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Abstract:

This venture in reflexivity attempts to trace the production of an edited book that deals with the early history of the field of tourism research as seen through the personal histories of its founders. In a kind of ethnographic study of an unexpectedly new and unusual productive process that involved a series of problems (e.g., culture shock) and opportunities (e.g., for creativity) experienced by the editor and other participants in the study, an insider's view of some researchers' constructive activity in laying out the emergence and development of a new field of science was obtained.

Keywords: CREATIVITY; CULTURE SHOCK; PERSONAL HISTORIES; REFLEXIVITY

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3727/108354209788970108

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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  • The aim of Tourism Analysis is to promote a forum for practitioners and academicians in the fields of Leisure, Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality (LRTH). As a interdisciplinary journal, it is an appropriate outlet for articles, research notes, and computer software packages designed to be of interest, concern, and of applied value to its audience of professionals, scholars, and students of LRTH programs the world over.
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