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

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13   Diverse economies and alternativeeconomic practices in tourism

 

Jan Mosedale

Introduction

Research on tourism economies still lags behind contemporary research in the wider economic social sciences (mainly in anthropology, geography and sociology). It is dominated by quantitative, universalistic survey methods framed by studies of consumer behaviour and to date largely ignores the cultural meanings of exchange relationships. The bulk of research on tourism economies either fails to mention alternative economies or simply views them as minor distortions of a capitalist system. The inherent difficulty of quantifying and measuring alternative exchanges and thus incorporating or addressing alternative economic practices in national accounts ...

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