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Performing colonisation: the manufacture of Black female bodies in tourism research

Lee, E 2017 , 'Performing colonisation: the manufacture of Black female bodies in tourism research' , Annals of Tourism Research, vol. 66 , pp. 95-104 , doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2017.06.001.

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This paper is an Indigenous contribution to the epistemic decolonisation of tourism research. To understand how western privilege operates within research I highlight the rise of, what I term here, Establishment men and their use of performance theory and universalisms to both mask and enable harms against Black female bodies. I then introduce an innovative Indigenous methodology in storytelling to consider the depth and richness of contributions away from colonising and linear narratives and towards positive touristic encounters. Finally, I then give an overview of the types and use of ethics to prevent future harms to Black female bodies and establish a pathway towards equity in tourism research.[The author of this paper acknowledges 'tebrakunna country' as a co-author.]

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Lee, E
Keywords: Indigenous epistemologies, performance theory, Establishment Men, tourism decolonisation, ethics, Tebrakunna country, Black female bodies
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of Tourism Research
Publisher: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd
ISSN: 0160-7383
DOI / ID Number: 10.1016/j.annals.2017.06.001
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Copyright 2017 Elsevier Ltd.

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