Title

Ethnodrama and ethnotheatre in tourism

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Paolo Mura, Zayed University

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Current Issues in Tourism

Publication Date

1-1-2020

Abstract

© 2020, © 2020 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Ethnodrama and ethnotheatre are two ways of knowing that turn ethnographic work into drama scripts and theatrical productions. They have been employed within several fields of inquiry due to their propensity to interrogate and challenge existing socio-political power structures and promote political change. Moreover, they are effective approaches to convey meanings to academic and non-academic audiences. Despite this, they have been relatively neglected in tourism. By mobilizing seminal work in the social sciences, performance studies and theatre studies on performance texts and arts-based research, this paper presents and discusses ethnodrama and ethnotheatre as two alternative methodological approaches in tourism. This work contributes to tourism knowledge by partially addressing the need for methodological diversity advocated by qualitative tourism scholars.

ISSN

1368-3500

Publisher

Routledge

Volume

23

Issue

24

First Page

3042

Last Page

3053

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

arts-based research, Ethnodrama, ethnotheatre, tourism epistemology/ies, tourism qualitative research

Scopus ID

85082452089

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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