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The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies by Annette Pritchard, Nigel Morgan, Irena Ateljevic

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11   The dialectics of war, peace andtourism

Senija Causevic and Paul Lynch

Introduction

According to Habermas (1978), there are three types of cognitive interest which guide the creation of three different types of knowledge. The first one is technical interest. It is a determinant of the empirical-analytic approach giving rise to instrumental and exploitable knowledge of control and prediction based on facts and technical denomination. The second interest is determined by the historical-hermeneutic approach leading to discursive knowledge of understanding. The third is emancipatory interest shaped through critically-oriented sciences, for instance the critical theory approach, producing knowledge as the result of the emancipation of historically ...

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