Theoretical activity in sustainable tourism research

BRAMWELL, Bill (2015). Theoretical activity in sustainable tourism research. Annals of Tourism Research, 54, 204-218.

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Link to published version:: 10.1016/j.annals.2015.07.005

Abstract

There is growing recognition in tourism and sustainable tourism research of the need for a fuller engagement in theoretical activity. The paper examines how different research strategies in recent articles on sustainable tourism have advanced theoretical understanding in this research field. The articles advance thinking through ideas and concepts connected with political ecology, mobilities, transition pathways, and behavioural and systems change. They are evaluated using a typology of research strategies associated with theoretical work, using a broad perspective on this work. The research strategy typology was developed for the paper, and it is explained and illustrated. While the papers on sustainable tourism use a range of strategies associated with theoretical activity, there is only limited engagement with "big" social theories.

Item Type: Article
Research Institute, Centre or Group: Sheffield Business School Research Institute > Service Sector Management
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.annals.2015.07.005
Depositing User: Margaret Boot
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2016 12:30
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2016 12:30
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12914

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