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Accueil » 3rd International Meeting of Young Researchers in Tourism

Date and place

10- 11 - 12 September 2015

Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

 

Scientific Coordination 

PHD Students EIREST,

University Paris 1

Carina AMORIM DUTRA

Yasmin BUCHRIESER

Montserrat CRIVILLERS

Sairi PIÑEROS

Rémi SALAÜN

Anas SANOUSSI

 

Contact : rijct2015@gmail.com

 

Organising Commitee

Carina Amorim Dutra, Yasmin Buchrieser, Montserrat Crivillers, Daisy Debelle, Eliane Djemgou, Clotilde Kullmann, Yue Lu, Sairi Piñeros, Lisa Rebolledo, Camille Rouchi, Rémi Salaün, Anas Sanoussi

 

3rd International Meeting of Young Researchers in Tourism

French

FIELDWORK IN TOURISM RESEARCH

 

September 10th - 11th - 12th, 2015

 

Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris

 

 

 SUBSCRIPTION TO THE CONGRESS

 

Subscription to the RIJCT 2015 is free, but it is mandatory to fill in the form availible at this link, before the deadline of 1st of September 2015:

 http://goo.gl/forms/WmHhIOu7Xr

 

Fieldwork practice, in terms of space (field) and method of data collection (fieldwork), represents a key element in the scientific approach employed in Human and Social Sciences. This approach enables in-depth analysis and comprehension of issues linked to a defined space, where the researcher seeks to address hypotheses established beforehand. Fieldwork is an important phase during which the researcher and the study object meet. Nonetheless, the notion of fieldwork places the field in a global approach that exceeds the possible separation that may appear between the theoretical construction and the empirical approach.

 

The polysemic nature of fieldwork provokes epistemological and methodological discussions within all thematic fields. Fieldwork remains a major task that each researcher undertakes but interprets differently according to his/her individual possibilities and goals, which are often adjusted according to unexpected issues and difficulties (La Soudière, 1988); it is in this sense that each researcher “goes to his/her field”. In this context of reopening epistemological discussions on fieldwork, the issues concerning its political dimension, its reflexivity and position, its rationality and corporality also have been put forth with the aim to encourage a more relational and processual research conception (Volvey, Calbérac, Houssay-Holzschuch, 2012).

 

In tourism research, the researcher collects data and information according to the permanent flow of people and the globalization of images. It is possible to imagine new fields and new surveys adapted to tourism, a complex and transnational phenomenon (Hall, 2010). In the context of an experience of “otherness”, the physical presence of the investigator in the field, who might be regarded him/herself as a tourist, becomes an aspect that deserves methodological reflection (Winkin, 1996).

 

For young researchers, fieldwork represents an important “rite of passage” (Lefort, 2012), whose appropriate progression is crucial, as it serves to construct and build up their scientific output. Fieldwork in the context of tourism research often leads to various questions, as researchers often face questions, sometimes doubts or apprehensions when approaching this key moment in their studies.

 

We chose “Fieldwork in Tourism Research” as the theme of this 3rd International Meeting of Young Researchers in Tourism (RIJCT) in order to offer a platform to discuss and reflect on these questions. We hereby invite young as well as experienced researchers of all fields to participate in this meeting by sharing their own fieldwork experiences, and by contributing to responding to common questions that often arise in a research field that is as complex and transdisciplinary as tourism.

 

The aim of this meeting is for young researchers to engage in discussions and reflect upon their own practices. Within this framework, several thematic areas are proposed:

 

AREA 1: CHOICE AND CONSTRUCTION OF FIELDWORK

 

AREA 2: METHODOLOGY/ FIELDWORK PRACTICE

 

AREA 3: POSITIONNALITY OF THE RESEARCHER

 

AREA 4: DIGITAL FIELDWORK

 

AREA 5: TOURISM AND FIELDWORK, WHICH ISSUES AND LIMITS?

 

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION OR AUDIOVISUAL: THE ROLE OF IMAGES PRODUCED BY YOUNG RESEARCHERS IN TOURISM DURING THEIR FIELD INVESTIGATIONS

 

 

In order to offer a rich and diversified program, we propose several possibilities of participation:

 

·         Oral presentation

·         Scientific poster

·         Photography exhibition

·         Audiovisual screening

 

 

 

References :

 

DE LA SOUDIERE Martin, « L'inconfort du terrain », Terrain [En ligne], 11 | novembre 1988, mis en ligne le 24 mars 2005, http://terrain.revues.org/3316

HALL C.M, “Fieldwork in tourism: methods, issues and reflections” Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2010 336 p.

LEFORT Isabelle, « Le terrain : l'Arlésienne des géographes ? » Annales de géographie 2012/5-6 (n° 687-688). 184 pages.

VOLVEY Anne, CALBERAC Yann, HOUSSAY-HOLSCHUCH Myriam, «Terrains de je. (Du) sujet (au) géographique», Annales de géographie 2012/5-6 (n° 687-688). 184 pages. www.cairn.info/revue-annales-de-geographie-2012-5-page-441.htm

 

WINKIN Yves, « Le touriste et son double » in Anthropologie de la communication. De la théorie au terrain, Paris, Seuil, [1996] 2001, pp. 206-224.

 

 

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