Reflections on place, identity and tourism research (and finding one's place in the world)
de la Barre, Suzanne
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My input to this collection on women’s contributions to tourism research takes the form of what I would loosely call a “research note”. Much of my research is influenced by an almost life-long love affair with place and identity. My submission is a response to the generous invitation made to women tourism researchers, and the editorial guidelines that encourage contributors to voice their submissions in whatever way they want to. Consequently, I’ve been drawn to frame by contribution through select biographical details (things I’ve done and experienced in my life). Then combine the ruminations-like exploration in relation to some epistemology-connected considerations (e.g., how has my knowledge been acquired?). To some degree, then, what follows is influenced by critical perspectives on the human element in (tourism) knowledge production, and the way that autobiography can be employed as a means to shape what tourism scholars do research on and why (see for instance Pearce, 2015). By extension, it is informed by contemplations on the role of the researcher’s position in their research, or reflexivity (Phillimore & Goodson, 2004 provide examples with insights that have guided my development as a scholar).
DescriptionThis book chapter is part of an open access ebook, and was originally published as: de la Barre, S. (2021). Reflections on place, identity and tourism research (and finding one's place in the world). In A. Correia & S. Dolnicar (Eds.), Women’s voices in tourism research: Contributions to knowledge and letters to future generations (pp. 129-137). Brisbane: The University of Queensland.
Identifier (Other)DOI: 10.14264/817f87d
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