van der Duim, René4; Ren, Carina Bregnholm2; Jóhannesson, Gunnar Thór6
1 Department of Culture and Global Studies, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN2 TRU - Tourism Research Unit, The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN3 The Faculty of Humanities, Aalborg University, VBN4 University of Wageningen5 University of Iceland6 University of Iceland
Enacting ANT in Tourism
In this article we discuss how ANT has been translated into tourism research and show how it has impacted the field by presenting three concepts integral to the ANT approach: ordering, materiality and multiplicity. We first introduce ANT and draw attention to current ANT studies in tourism, followed by a discussion of how newer approaches within post-ANT urge us to face the ontological politics, which we engage in when performing tourism research. In conclusion we argue that ANT enables a radical new way at looking at tourism, tourism destinations and objects and investigations into the ontological condition of tourism.