Twenty years of research on Arctic and Indigenous cultures in Nordic tourism: a review and future research agenda: a review and future research agenda

Carina Ren*, Gunnar Thór Jóhannesson, Britt Kramvig, Albina Pashkevich, Emily Höckert

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Abstract

Through a critical reading of previous research, this article explores local and indigenous cultures in the context of Nordic Arctic tourism and how its consequences have been researched in Nordic tourism research. We show that experiences with, practices of and controversies over the representation and presence (or absence) of local and indigenous culture in tourism take on very many different meanings and shapes across the Nordic Arctic. This, we argue, calls for situated and sensitive ways of doing research. With a focus on Sámi, Nenets in Russia and Greenlandic Inuit, we discuss the current state of indigenous and Arctic culture in Nordic Tourism before looking closer into how Nordic tourism scholarship has addressed the relations between indigenous culture and tourism in the Arctic. We conclude by proposing three trajectories for tourism research and tourism development, which further supplement and diversify ongoing research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)111-121
Number of pages11
JournalScandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

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Other keywords

  • Arctic culture
  • Arctic tourism
  • Indigenous tourism
  • tourism epistemology
  • tourism research

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