Existential Postdisciplinarity: Personal Journeys Into Tourism, Art, and Freedom

Tomas Pernecky, Ana Maria Munar, Brian Wheeller

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    Abstract

    Postdisciplinarity makes claims on ontological, epistemic, and methodological levels, but it is inevitably a personal philosophical stance. This article represents an existentialist approach to the discourse on postdisciplinarity, offering reflective narratives of three academics. Tomas Pernecky discusses creativity, criticality, freedom, and methodological and epistemic pluralism; Ana María Munar reveals her journey of epistemological awakening; and Brian Wheeller underscores the importance of researchers’ subjective and emotive voice. Jointly, the authors depict postdisciplinarity as an invitation to conceptual and interpretive eclecticism, critical analysis, and creative problem solving.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalTourism Analysis
    Volume21
    Issue number4
    Pages (from-to)389-401
    Number of pages13
    ISSN1083-5423
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016

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    Keywords

    • Constructionism
    • Existential
    • Identity
    • Knowledge
    • Subjective
    • Truth

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