Ethnography, Ethnographers and Hospitality Research: Communities, Tensions and Affiliations.

Lugosi, P., 2009. Ethnography, Ethnographers and Hospitality Research: Communities, Tensions and Affiliations. Tourism and Hospitality Planning and Development, 6 (2), pp. 95-107.

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DOI: 10.1080/14790530902981431


This paper examines the professional and moral positions of ethnographers located in institutions specializing in hospitality management. The paper considers the notion of ethnographic subjectivity and argues that ethnographers working in various paradigmatic contexts have differing relationships with the principles and practices of social science, organisation studies and commercial activity. It is suggested that they are simultaneously members of disparate communities with conflicting norms and values. The paper identifies the cultural and institutional forces that shape the absence, presence and the potential future of ethnography in hospitality management research.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:ethnography, ethnographer, hospitality, management, business schools, research, community
Subjects:Technology > Business, Management and Marketing
Social Sciences > Sociology
Social Sciences > Tourism
Group:School of Tourism > International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research
ID Code:11185
Deposited By:Dr Peter Lugosi LEFT
Deposited On:06 Sep 2009 13:23
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:13

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