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Indigenisation of scholarship: go native but don't be naive

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Ooi, CS, Indigenisation of scholarship: go native but don't be naive, Sustainability of Tourism, Hospitality & Events in a Disruptive Digital Age: Conference Proceedings: CAUTHE 2019, 11-14 February 2019, CQUniversity, pp. 620-623. (2019) [Conference Extract]


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Abstract

Many criticisms have been levelled against tourism scholarship for being too western-centric. This paper supports the call for the indigenisation of tourism scholarship but points to four concerns. Knowledge generation, whether it is by locals or not, is inherently political. Our understanding and packaging of another society and culture will always be partial. Privileging indigenised scholarship can be regressive, and help authorities in their social engineering programmes. Despite the respect for diversity in scholarship, the tourism industry is still embedded within the global and neo-liberal capitalist structures. The goal of liberating scholarship should not just rely on the symbolic and discursive, else it will just be being na´ve.

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Item Type:Conference Extract
Keywords:Asianisation of scholarship, post-colonial scholarship, politics of knowledge, tourist as other, scholarship for social engineering
Research Division:Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
Research Group:Tourism
Research Field:Impacts of Tourism
Objective Division:Commercial Services and Tourism
Objective Group:Tourism
Objective Field:Socio-Cultural Issues in Tourism
UTAS Author:Ooi, CS (Professor Can Seng Ooi)
ID Code:131128
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2019-03-04
Last Modified:2019-03-05
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