Skip to main content

Research Repository

Advanced Search

Ten Years of Critical Tourism Studies: Reflections on the Road Less Traveled

Morgan, Nigel; Pritchard, Annette; Causevic, Senija; Minnaert, Lynn


Nigel Morgan

Annette Pritchard

Senija Causevic

Lynn Minnaert


This introduction to the Special Issue describes and reviews the development of the Critical Tourism Studies Network and its unfolding values-led humanist and transformative perspective. It defines its philosophical roots and its inquiry–learning–action nexus, before briefly outlining the evolution and trajectory of tourism studies as a field of inquiry to provide context for the critical turn. The introduction concludes by summarizing the approaches and methodologies employed in the six articles of the collection, all of which provide both insights into the current state of critical tourism studies and glimpses of some of the challenges that lie ahead for the field of tourism studies.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Nov 1, 2017
Online Publication Date May 15, 2018
Publication Date Apr 1, 2018
Deposit Date Aug 14, 2022
Journal Tourism Analysis
Print ISSN 1083-5423
Publisher Cognizant Communication Corporation
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 23
Issue 2
Pages 183-187
Keywords Critical tourism, epistemology, humanist perspective, tourism theory
Public URL

Downloadable Citations