Anne Doquet et Joëlle Le Marec | 14.09.2017
What kind of knowledge do we produce in the social sciences ? The problem is constantly discussed, mostly from a review of the literature (after all stages of academic refining) more than by sharing what is learned from the survey. However, it can be reconsidered not as a technical stage of collection, but as an open process that begins well before and continues well after the phase described in theses and articles as the space-time reserved for the study area. [...]
Quelques effets de terrain en milieu touristique.
Anne Doquet | 01.12.2016
Based on a considerable fieldwork experience in Mali, this paper aims to analyze the ethnologist's responsibilities towards various actors taking part in tourism encounters. From similarities between anthropologists and tourists, I intend to show that relationships between researchers, local communities, guides and tourists are components of the ethnographic data. Tourism constitutes therefore an ethnographic field that needs a continous practice of reflexivity. Furthermore, because he is a tourist in his own way, because the mediators of tourism encounters tend [...]
Paradigme théorique et réalités de terrain.
Anne Doquet | 18.02.2010
Through the evolution of her research on tourism in Mali, the author illustrates the influence of the theory of impact that marked the majority of French work dealing with tourism. She shows how this paradigm unconsciously led her apprehension of the tour guides and the cultural policies in Mali. Without denying the legitimacy of the use of the term “impact” in situations of domination inherent to the tourism context, she warns against the theoretical blindness generated by this paradigm. [...]