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Title:Researchers as tourists and travellers
Editors:Tomaselli, Keyan G.ISNI
Causey, AndrewISNI
Year:2012
Periodical:Critical Arts: A Journal of Media Studies (ISSN 0256-0046)
Volume:26
Issue:3
Pages:233-446
Language:English
Geographic terms:Botswana
Ethiopia
South Africa
Subjects:anthropological research
travel
North-South relations
professional ethics
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/rcrc20/26/3
Abstract:This special issue of 'Critical Arts' gathers accounts of research in ways that celebrate subjectivity and narrative within academic writing. The title alludes to the involvement of the researcher in the process of both creating and collaborating on ethnographic and/or experiential logics. The African-focused articles in particular examine North-South issues. Researchers often assume the position of the 'North' in that they are able to move freely with their specialized visas and foundation grants paving the way, and that when they are tourists first (researchers second), they often must take on the position of the 'South', paying fees and duties, depending on themselves, not their connections. The articles reveal insights into, for example, trance tourism in India, menstruation and coping strategies in the Kalahari, religious reflexivity in Israel, shopping in Prague, reticence at a sentimental religious theme park in the US, contestation during a Kalahari exchange, smoking in Antarctica, and cultural tourism in the Australian outback. Articles on Africa: The researcher's guide to Ethiopia: what travel guides don't tell you (Keyan G. Tomaselli); Stumbling over researcher positionality and political-temporal contingency in South African second-home tourism research (Gijsbert Hoogendoorn and Gustav Visser); Three women and an object(ive) - experiences and insights from an encounter with the !Xoo in the Kalahari Desert (Shoghig Balkian, Alison Copley and Kate Finlay); A performative encounter with artist Silikat van Wyk in the Kalahari (Nhamo Anthony Mhiripiri). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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