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Performing colonisation: the manufacture of Black female bodies in tourism research


Lee, E, and tebrakunna country, Performing colonisation: the manufacture of Black female bodies in tourism research, Annals of Tourism Research, 66 pp. 95-104. ISSN 0160-7383 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1016/j.annals.2017.06.001


This paper is an Indigenous contribution to the epistemic decolonisation of tourism research. To understand how western privilege operates within research I highlight the rise of, what I term here, Establishment men and their use of performance theory and universalisms to both mask and enable harms against Black female bodies. I then introduce an innovative Indigenous methodology in storytelling to consider the depth and richness of contributions away from colonising and linear narratives and towards positive touristic encounters. Finally, I then give an overview of the types and use of ethics to prevent future harms to Black female bodies and establish a pathway towards equity in tourism research.

[The author of this paper acknowledges 'tebrakunna country' as a co-author.]

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Indigenous epistemologies, performance theory, Establishment Men, tourism decolonisation, ethics, Tebrakunna country, Black female bodies
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Tourism management
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism services
Objective Field:Socio-cultural issues in tourism
UTAS Author:Lee, E (Dr Emma Lee)
ID Code:118271
Year Published:2017
Web of Science® Times Cited:28
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2017-07-08
Last Modified:2018-05-24

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