In tourism, the focus is more on visitors and tourists rather than the indigenous people. For instance, in Uluru National park, the interests of the tourists are protected more than the hosts; perhaps, the Aboriginal people do not enjoy the tourism aspect. What are some of the power struggles at play in the highlighted issue? Some ideologies state the power struggles. According to Marx, various ideologies are associated with power. The rich people in the society are influential and have intellectual ability thus can control the poor in the community — power results in class division.
There is the rise of Aboriginal militancy due to infringement of their rights. For instance, they have been dominated by westerners. In accord with this, the government can use the legal process to gain control of a land that is individually or communally owned, thus leading to the theft of the Aboriginal nation. Can you identify any ideologies (unquestioned assumptions or taken for granted ways of looking like the world) that re operating to help produce the unfair situation? The constructionism states that knowledge and understanding have been taken for granted.
For instance, knowledge is culturally and historically specific and continued by social practices in society. Therefore, knowledge and social actions are interrelated; all these have been taken for granted. The place status quo in Uluru tourism is also taken for granted by involving a western environmental discourse in managing tourism problems.
What do you think are some of the consequences of this situation for knowledge production and society? The knowledge force field refers to those factors that assist in mediating the process in which the phenomenon in tourism is translated into a known world.
Lewin stipulates that there are factors that facilitated and resisted change in the creation of truth in tourism. Among these factors are people, ideology, position, rules, and ends; all these factors have an interrelationship with tourism phenomenal. First, the person is depicted as substantive power in tourism knowledge, thus leading to the production of new knowledge. Besides an individual can interact with the new phenomenon to create something new and different, which is beneficial to society. In ends, the reason for knowledge justifies what kind of truths the researchers need. For instance, most technical researchers seek to control and manage everything in society while practice researchers seek to understand what is happening in society. Also, Marx depicts ideology as vital because it assists in framing thinking in a particular way, thus distorting understanding and acting as a barrier to truth. In society, the dominant class has a dominant ideology.