Craig Wight

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Dr Craig Wight

Associate Professor

Biography

I am an Associate Professor with responsibility for research and income generation and teaching and learning enhancement at Edinburgh Napier University. I have led and delivered a number of modules at undergraduate and postgraduate level with the thrust of these covering strategic management, research methods, and market intelligence creation and usage in the tourism and hospitality sectors. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and I am research-active, having authored and co-authored a number of publications on tourism and heritage management in journals and books. I have also undertaken a wealth of tourism, hospitality, leisure and cultural research and consultancy for a range of national and international clients within the public, private and voluntary sectors.

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Visitor Perceptions of European Holocaust Heritage: A Social Media Analysis

Journal Article
Wight, C. (in press)
Visitor Perceptions of European Holocaust Heritage: A Social Media Analysis. Tourism Management,
This study presents a netnographic discourse analysis of social media content generated around three high profile European Holocaust heritage sites: Ann Frank’s House in Amste...

Putting Foucault to work in tourism research

Journal Article
Wight, A. C. (2019)
Putting Foucault to work in tourism research. International Journal of Tourism Research, 21(1), 122-133. https://doi.org/10.1002/jtr.2246
This paper reflects on Foucault's Archaeology of Knowledge as a methodological approach in tourism research. It offers lessons from recent research focused on critiquing herit...

Directions, disconnect and critique: round table discussion

Journal Article
Lennon, J. J., Seaton, T. V., & Wight, C. (2017)
Directions, disconnect and critique: round table discussion. Worldwide Hospitality and Tourism Themes, 9(2), 228-239. https://doi.org/10.1108/whatt-12-2016-0074
Purpose This paper aims to review developments in dark tourism research over a 20-year period from its inception in 1996. This paper also considers the reasons why people visi...

The role of situated learning in shaping talent

Book Chapter
Wight, C. (2017)
The role of situated learning in shaping talent. In Talent Management in Hospitality and TourismOxford: Goodfellow Publishers. https://doi.org/10.23912/978-1-910158-66-1-3315
Work based learning (WBL) is an increasingly popular mode of situated learning that is based on an emerging paradigm that considers learning through experience to be the found...

Lithuanian genocide heritage as discursive formation

Journal Article
Wight, A. C. (2016)
Lithuanian genocide heritage as discursive formation. Annals of Tourism Research, 59, 60-78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2016.04.002
This paper presents a synthesis of Foucault’s Archaeology of Knowledge and the concept of discursive formation to critique museums and sites of memory as spaces in which compe...

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