CALL FOR PAPERS
QUESTIONS OF METHODOLOGY; RESEARCHING TOURISM IN
5-6 September 2006
Asia Research Institute, National
Dept of Tourism,
This event precedes the workshop;
‘OF ASIAN ORIGIN’: RETHINKING TOURISM IN CONTEMPORARY
In collaboration with the
What challenges does the nature of tourism pose for integrating or independently using qualitative or quantitative approaches? What role should academic research play in shaping tourism policy? What ethical dilemmas does researching sex tourism pose? How well can localised case study based fieldwork interpret processes of globalisation? Can the researcher transcend his or her own tourist gaze to interpret ‘situated knowledge'? With tourism studies dispersed across a number of disciplines how does the researcher define theoretical and methodological rigor? What challenges does regional/domestic tourism in
Sessions exploring these questions, and many more, will be led by a team of academics from
PROPOSED THEMES INCLUDE:
- When to tick, when to listen; quantitative versus qualitative approaches
- Gossip or narrative; what exactly does data look like?
- Research ethics and tourism
- Playing the field; negotiating relationships and the politics of identity
- Researcher, exile or tourist?; Undertaking cross cultural research
- Journeys of Rigour; epistemological departures and methodological arrivals
Graduate students should submit a 200-word abstract of their proposed paper using the attached PROPOSAL FORM no later than 1 December 2005. Successful applicants will be advised by 1 February 2006. The abstract should clarify the substantive issues which your paper will address and be firmly grounded in your own research project. Applicants are also encouraged to submit abstracts for the ‘Of Asian Origin’; Rethinking Tourism in Contemporary Asia workshop. See link above for details.
Please include your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address and other contact information. One confidential letter of recommendation from a supervisor should also be forwarded to this address by the same date.
Papers will be selected and assigned to panels. Each verbal presentation (max. 10 mins) will receive comments and suggestions from a discussant and will be followed by a broader panel discussion.
Graduates selected have to submit full length papers, of around 5,000 words in length, by 1 August 2006. These are not expected to be final drafts but will be circulated to participants by e-mail beforehand to enable fruitful roundtable discussions. For this reason, the argument of the paper needs to be clear enough for comments and discussion by others.
Please send abstracts to Dr Tim Winter at: firstname.lastname@example.org
On campus shared accommodation will be provided for students presenting travelling from overseas. Applicants accepted for Questions of Methodology (5 - 6 September 2006) will also have accommodation provided for the duration of the subsequent ‘Of Asian Origin’: Rethinking tourism in Contemporary
Applicants seeking financial assistance should first seek funding from their universities or from other sources, and should also indicate when submitting their abstracts that they may be applying for a travel subsidy.
High quality papers will be selected for the ARI working paper series, with possible inclusion in publications arising from the ‘Of Asian Origin’ workshop.