Erdinç Çakmak

Erdinç Çakmak
Breda University of Applied Sciences

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This article investigates possible pathways of habitus change by informal tourism entrepreneurs in Thailand. Bourdieu's concept of habitus is depicted as a person's understanding of the world. Do people adapt their worldview in response to only external stimuli? Through ethnographic fieldwork including participant observations and active semi-struc...
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This study is the first to estimate the size of the informal tourism economy. Using a dynamic general equilibrium model, this paper first estimates the size of the informal tourism economy and then assesses its linkages to key labour market variables in Thailand. Empirical results indicate that: (a) the informal tourism economy grows faster than th...
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In our introduction to this volume, we provide a chronological discussion of science and power relations in the academia and set the scene for the articles featured in this special issue. This endnote works to a reverse formula, looking forward and seeking if not to unweave the dominating discourse of centrality in the tourism academia and pointing...
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This article examines the types of capitals possessed by informal tourism entrepreneurs and locates their value within the field relations that orders their contribution to the tourism system. Bourdieu’s theory on fields and capitals was applied to ethnographic narrative accounts of stakeholders in tourism in Chiang Mai, Thailand to assess these ro...
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This article examines informal entrepreneurs’ capital usage and conversion in the Thai tourism sector. On the Bourdieusian assumption that people perpetually transform tangible and intangible forms of capital, this study seeks to answer how informal tourism entrepreneurs transform intangible capital into tangible capital, and vice versa, at differe...
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This is an empirical, descriptive study of tourists at sport mega-events. Its purpose is to describe tourists who attend sport mega-events. As an empirical study, it surveys tourists at two major sport mega-events in two different countries: the 2008 Olympic Games in China and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. Building on a growing body of l...
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In this paper, the authors address a literature gap with regard to sponsorship outcomes of mega-events and their host countries. This paper is about research that investigates the interrelatedness of three important images – host country, mega-event and sponsor images – from the perspective of a cameo appearance building on the sponsorship and bran...
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EXPLORING THE ROLE OF SCIENCE AND POWER RELATIONS IN TOURISM STUDIES: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE RAMI K. ISAAC AND ERDINҪ ҪAKMAK Academy for Tourism, NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences This special issue of Tourism, Culture & Communication on “Tourism and Power: Science, culture and society” advances theoretical, conceptual, and...
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Drawing Tourism to Conflict-ridden Destinations The collection of articles in this special issue provides original and innovative research studies that are embedded with interdisciplinary theoretical, conceptual, and methodological thought in the study of destination marketing and branding. The emphasis is on critically interpreting the theoretica...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to examine the motives and emotions of Western tourists visiting Tuol Sleng Genocide Prison Museum in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and further contribute to a deeper understanding of the dark tourism consumption. Design/methodology/approach Data were collected from popular travel blog sites. This study employs variou...
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Introduction State branding is about promoting a state’s image, products and resources for tourism, public diplomacy and foreign direct investment (FDI) by means of strategic destination marketing. States, like products, compete with each other for getting competitive advantage in a world of 206 sovereign states (International Olympic Committee, 20...
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This study begins to fill the gap in research of people's motivations to visit sites of death and suffering and to contribute to a deeper understanding of dark tourism consumption within dark conflict sites. The article aims to examine the motivations of visitors to former transit camp Westerbork as an iconic dark site in the Netherlands. The resea...
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The understanding of visitor images is an important subject for tourism destination marketers. Although an increasing number of empirical studies explore images of several tourism destinations worldwide, limited research has been focussed on the tourism destination image of conflict areas. This study examines the image of Bethlehem by analysing Bet...
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In this critical review article an adopted framework from critical theorists will be introduced in order to question the alleged neutral objectivity in social scientific discussion. This old discussion—on value free science—becomes increasingly evident through the illustration of the relevant example of how academics concealed their positions of ne...
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This study analyses the impact of destination competitiveness (DC) factors upon the competitive identity of Brazil as a Dutch holiday destination. The identification of a relevant set of DC factors represents an important pre-condition for assessing a specific destination's competitiveness with regard to its competitor set. The findings suggest tha...

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