Eurocentrism, capitalism and tourism knowledge

Wijesinghe, Sarah N.R., Mura, Paolo, and Culala, Harold John (2019) Eurocentrism, capitalism and tourism knowledge. Tourism Management, 70. pp. 178-187.

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Global hegemonic structures of power have been a subject of debate among social scientists for decades. However, issues addressing the ‘subjugation of the intellect’ and forces shaping knowledge production – globalisation, capitalism and neo-colonialism – remain understudied in tourism. Drawing upon critical theories of Eurocentrism and capitalism, in this paper we explore and address the ideological impacts of existing global power structures on the next generation of tourism ‘knowledge producers’ in Asia. More specifically, this work critically discusses the ontological and epistemological beliefs – and subsequent methodological choices – of a group of Asian PhD scholars. The empirical material presented in this paper highlights that persisting forms of Eurocentric ideology embedded in capitalist structures of power permeate non-Western academic circles.

Item ID: 81683
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1879-3193
Keywords: Eurocentrism, Capitalism, Neo-colonialism, Asian PhD tourism students, Asian paradigms
Copyright Information: © 2018 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2024 01:48
FoR Codes: 44 HUMAN SOCIETY > 4410 Sociology > 441006 Sociological methodology and research methods @ 60%
35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3508 Tourism > 350803 Tourism management @ 40%
SEO Codes: 28 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 2801 Expanding knowledge > 280109 Expanding knowledge in education @ 100%
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