Enacting the 'mobile' in tourism studies - Unraveling research practices

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This chapter showcases how mobile methods are more than calibrated techniques awaiting application by tourism researchers, but productive in the enactment of the mobile (Law and Urry, 2004). Drawing upon recent findings deriving from a PhD course on mobility and mobile methods it reveals the conceptual ambiguousness of the term ‘mobile methods’. In order to explore this ambiguousness the chapter provides a number of examples deriving from tourism research, to explore how mobile methods are always entangled in ideologies, predispositions, conventions and practice-realities. Accordingly, the engagements with methods are acknowledged to be always political and contextual, reminding us to avoid essentialist discussions regarding research methods. Finally, the chapter draws on recent fieldwork to extend developments in mobilities-oriented tourism research, by employing auto-ethnography to call for a deeper sensitivity to the all-but-purposive, occasionally unintentional, even vulnerable, role of embodiment in critical mobilities research.
Original languageDanish
Publication date25 Jan 2013
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jan 2013
EventDansk Sociologkongres 2013: By og Mobilitet - Roskilde Universitet, Roskilde, Denmark
Duration: 24 Jan 201325 Jan 2013
http://ruconf.ruc.dk/index.php/dansoc13/dsk2013

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ConferenceDansk Sociologkongres 2013
LocationRoskilde Universitet
CountryDenmark
CityRoskilde
Period24/01/201325/01/2013
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Jensen, M. T. (2013). Enacting the 'mobile' in tourism studies - Unraveling research practices. Abstract from Dansk Sociologkongres 2013, Roskilde, Denmark.
Jensen, Martin Trandberg. / Enacting the 'mobile' in tourism studies - Unraveling research practices. Abstract from Dansk Sociologkongres 2013, Roskilde, Denmark.
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