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UDC 572:338.48
DOI: 10.12737/19498

Maximiliano E. KORSTANJE

University of Palermo (Buenos Aires, Argentina); University of Leeds, Centre for Ethnicity & Racism studies / CERS (Leeds, United Kingdom); PhD, Professor; e-mail: mkorst@palermo.edu


Some decades ago, tourism scholars precluded that the production of knowledge would invariably lead to the maturation of discipline. Even in these years, tourism-research has grown rapidly but keeping some concerns respecting the possibilities to become in a consolidated discipline. One of the aspects that tourism research is unable to resolve is the dispersion of theories, and the lack of a shared epistemology to understand what tourism is. In this new manuscript I explain informally the anthropocentric ground of tourism. This does not represent any attack to any scholar in particular, but a call of attention to what today is being written.

Keywords: epistemology of tourism, rites of passage, mobility, escapement.


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Bibliographic description 

  • Korstanje, M. E. (2016). What is tourism? An anthropocentric discussionSovremennye problemy servisa i turizma [Service and Tourism: Current Challenges], 10(2), 7-18. DOI: 10.12737/19498.

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