Associate Professor Tomas Pernecky

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Associate Professor

Email: tomas.pernecky@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-6418-8020

Overview:

Tomas Pernecky is Associate Professor in the Faculty of Culture and Society at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand. He is mainly interested the way social realities are constructed, and the implication and possibilities this denotes for different peoples. His research is broad and multifaceted, ranging from the philosophy of science to specific areas of phenomenology, social constructionism, post-existentialism, sustainable leadership and a host of conceptual, theoretical and methodological issues examined in the context of events, tourism and leisure. Tomas has been officially recognised by receiving the 2014 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the subsequent nomination by AUT for the 2015 Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award (TTEA). He is the author of Epistemology and Metaphysics for Qualitative Research, published by SAGE in 2016. His latest edited book Postdisciplinary Knowledge brings together a rich collection of highly creative thought-provoking essays and methodological insights on postdisciplinarity.

Research interests:

Critical event and tourism studies
Social ontology
Epistemology
Qualitative methods
Visual methods
Social constructionist, relational and dialogical approaches
Postdisciplinarity
Sustainable leadership

Professional activities:

    Research outputs:

    Featured research outputs

    • Ferreras, M. M., Bidwell, D. R., & Pernecky, T. (2020). The university as a maquila: Whose voices, whose ideas, whose knowledges?. In T. Pernecky (Ed.), Postdisciplinary Knowledge (pp. 200-214). London and New York: Routledge. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/AUT/detail.action?docID=5878490

    • Pernecky, T., & Holzman, L. (2020). Knowledge as play: Centring on what matters. In T. Pernecky (Ed.), Postdisciplinary Knowledge (pp. 115-133). London and New York: Routledge. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/aut/reader.action?docID=5878490&ppg=40

    • Pernecky, T. (2020). An unintroduction to postdisciplinarity. In T. Pernecky (Ed.), Postdisciplinary Knowledge (pp. 1-21). London and New York: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780429058561-1

    • Pernecky, T. (2020). Postdisciplinary knowledge. London, England: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780429058561

    • Pernecky, T., & Rakić, T. (2019). Visual methods in event studies. Event Management, 23(2), 179-190. doi:10.3727/152599518x15378845225447

    • Pernecky, T. (2019). The end of (objective) leisure. Leisure Sciences: an interdisciplinary journal. doi:10.1080/01490400.2019.1665598

    • Pernecky, T., Abdat, S., Brostroem,, B., Mikaere, D., & Paovale, H. (2019). Sexual harassment and violence at Events and Festivals: A student perspective. Event Management, 23(6). doi:10.3727/152599518x15403853721277

    • Rakić, T., & Pernecky, T. (2019). Visualizing the future of event studies. Event Management, 23(2), 279-286. doi:10.3727/152599518x15403853721222

    • Antchak, V., & Pernecky, T. (2017). Major events programming in a city: Comparing three approaches to portfolio design. Event Management, 21(5). doi:10.3727/152599517X15053272359013

    • Pernecky, T., Munar, A., & Feighery, W. (2016). Tourism in a postdisciplinary milieu: Final demarcation points. Tourism Analysis, 21(4). doi:10.3727/108354216X14600320851857

    • Pernecky, T., Munar, A. M., & Wheeller, B. (2016). Existential postdisciplinarity: Personal journeys into tourism, art, and freedom. Tourism Analysis, 21(4). doi:10.3727/108354216X14600320851730

    • Andringa, S., Poulston, J., & Pernecky, T. (2016). Hospitality entrepreneurship: A link in the career chain. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 28(4). doi:10.1108/IJCHM-05-2014-0247

    • Munar, A. M., Pernecky, T., & Feighery, W. (2016). An introduction to tourism postdisciplinarity. Tourism Analysis, 21(4). doi:10.3727/108354216X14600320851578

    • Pernecky, T., & Poulston, J. (2015). Prospects and challenges in the study of New Age tourism: A critical commentary. Tourism Analysis, 20(6). doi:10.3727/108354215X14464845878237

    • Pernecky, T. (2015). The making of societies through events: On ideology, power and consent. In O. Moufakkir, & T. Pernecky (Eds.), Ideological, social and cultural aspects of events (pp. 28-46). Wallingford: CABI International.

    • Pernecky, T. (2015). Sustainable leadership in event management. Event Management, 19(1). doi:10.3727/152599515X14229071393188

    • Pernecky, T. (2014). Realist and constructionist shades of grey. Annals of Tourism Research, 48(5). doi:10.1016/j.annals.2014.06.011

    • Pernecky, T. (2012). Constructionism: Critical pointers for tourism studies. Annals of Tourism Research, 39(2). doi:10.1016/j.annals.2011.12.010

    • Pernecky, T., & Jamal, T. (2010). (Hermeneutic) Phenomenology in Tourism Studies. Annals of Tourism Research, 37(4). doi:10.1016/j.annals.2010.04.002

    Books

    • Pernecky, T. (2016). Epistemology and metaphysics for qualitative research. London: SAGE Publications. Retrieved from https://au.sagepub.com/

    Journal articles

    • Pernecky, T., & Rakić, T. (2019). Visual methods in event studies. Event Management, 23(2), 179-190. doi:10.3727/152599518x15378845225447

    • Pernecky, T. (2019). The end of (objective) leisure. Leisure Sciences: an interdisciplinary journal. doi:10.1080/01490400.2019.1665598

    • Pernecky, T., Abdat, S., Brostroem,, B., Mikaere, D., & Paovale, H. (2019). Sexual harassment and violence at Events and Festivals: A student perspective. Event Management, 23(6). doi:10.3727/152599518x15403853721277

    • Rakić, T., & Pernecky, T. (2019). Visualizing the future of event studies. Event Management, 23(2), 279-286. doi:10.3727/152599518x15403853721222

    • Poulston, J., & Pernecky, T. (2017). Accommodating New Age: Understanding the needs of a growing segment. Hospitality & Society, 7(3). doi:10.1386/hosp.7.3.245_1

    • Antchak, V., & Pernecky, T. (2017). Major events programming in a city: Comparing three approaches to portfolio design. Event Management, 21(5). doi:10.3727/152599517X15053272359013

    • Pernecky, T., Munar, A., & Feighery, W. (2016). Tourism in a postdisciplinary milieu: Final demarcation points. Tourism Analysis, 21(4). doi:10.3727/108354216X14600320851857

    • Pernecky, T., Munar, A. M., & Wheeller, B. (2016). Existential postdisciplinarity: Personal journeys into tourism, art, and freedom. Tourism Analysis, 21(4). doi:10.3727/108354216X14600320851730

    • Andringa, S., Poulston, J., & Pernecky, T. (2016). Hospitality entrepreneurship: A link in the career chain. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 28(4). doi:10.1108/IJCHM-05-2014-0247

    • Munar, A. M., Pernecky, T., & Feighery, W. (2016). An introduction to tourism postdisciplinarity. Tourism Analysis, 21(4). doi:10.3727/108354216X14600320851578

    • Pernecky, T., & Poulston, J. (2015). Prospects and challenges in the study of New Age tourism: A critical commentary. Tourism Analysis, 20(6). doi:10.3727/108354215X14464845878237

    • Pernecky, T. (2015). Sustainable leadership in event management. Event Management, 19(1). doi:10.3727/152599515X14229071393188

    • Pernecky, T. (2014). Realist and constructionist shades of grey. Annals of Tourism Research, 48(5). doi:10.1016/j.annals.2014.06.011

    • Poulston, J., & Pernecky, T. (2014). Customizing New Age hospitality: An exploratory study of Sedona. Hospitality and Society, 4(1). doi:10.1386/hosp.4.1.9_1

    • Pernecky, T. (2012). Constructionism: Critical pointers for tourism studies. Annals of Tourism Research, 39(2). doi:10.1016/j.annals.2011.12.010

    • Pernecky, T., & Jamal, T. (2010). (Hermeneutic) Phenomenology in Tourism Studies. Annals of Tourism Research, 37(4). doi:10.1016/j.annals.2010.04.002

    • Pernecky, T. (2010). The being of tourism. The Journal of Tourism and Peace Research, 1(1). Retrieved from http://www.icptr.com/

    • Pernecky, T. (2006). Co-Creating with the Universe: A Study of the 'Connected' People. Tourism: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 54(2).

    • Pernecky, T., & Johnston, C. (2006). Voyage through numinous space; applying the specialization concept to New Age tourism.. Tourism Recreation Research, 31(1).

    Book chapters

    • Ferreras, M. M., Bidwell, D. R., & Pernecky, T. (2020). The university as a maquila: Whose voices, whose ideas, whose knowledges?. In T. Pernecky (Ed.), Postdisciplinary Knowledge (pp. 200-214). London and New York: Routledge. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/AUT/detail.action?docID=5878490

    • Pernecky, T., & Holzman, L. (2020). Knowledge as play: Centring on what matters. In T. Pernecky (Ed.), Postdisciplinary Knowledge (pp. 115-133). London and New York: Routledge. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/aut/reader.action?docID=5878490&ppg=40

    • Pernecky, T. (2020). An unintroduction to postdisciplinarity. In T. Pernecky (Ed.), Postdisciplinary Knowledge (pp. 1-21). London and New York: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9780429058561-1

    • Pernecky, T., & Poulston, J. (2018). Cultural Creatives’ Accommodation Preferences and the Honeybee Leadership Philosophy. In A. Alisha, & H. John (Eds.), Multi-Stakeholder Perspectives of the Tourism Experience:
      Responses from the International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT)
      (pp. 167-184). Oxford, UK: Peter Lang. doi:10.3726/b14468

    • Pernecky, T. (2016). What and when is an 'event': A short prelude to event studies. In T. Pernecky (Ed.), Approaches and methods in event studies. Routledge.

    • Pernecky, T. (2016). The epistemic foundations of event studies. In T. Pernecky (Ed.), Approaches and methods in event studies (pp. 3-22). London: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/

    • Pernecky, T. (2016). Paradigm, tourism. In J. Jafari, & H. Xiao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism (pp. 698-699). Springer International Publishing. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-01669-6_424-1

    • Pernecky, T. (2015). The making of societies through events: On ideology, power and consent. In O. Moufakkir, & T. Pernecky (Eds.), Ideological, social and cultural aspects of events (pp. 28-46). Wallingford: CABI International.

    • Pernecky, T. (2015). Tourism, prejudice and societal conflict. In M. Luck, Velvin, J, & Eisenstein, B (Eds.), The social side of tourism: The interface between tourism, society, and the environment. Answers to global questions from the International Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT) (pp. 11-38). Frankfurt, Germany: Peter Lang Verlag. Retrieved from http://www.peterlang.com/

    • Pernecky, T., & Moufakkir, O. (2014). Events as a societal phenomena. In O. Moufakkir, & T. Pernecky (Eds.), Ideological, Social and Cultural Aspects of Events (pp. 1-11). CABI International.

    • Pernecky, T. (2013). Events, society and sustainability: Five propositions. In T. Pernecky, & M. Luck (Eds.), Events, society and sustainability: Critical and contemporary approaches (pp. 15-29). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415809931/

    • Pernecky, T., & Lück, M. (2013). Editors' introduction: Events in the age of sustainability. In T. Pernecky, & M. Lück (Eds.), Events, society and sustainability: Critical and contemporary approaches (pp. 1-12). London: Routledge. Retrieved from http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9780415809931/

    • Doorne, S., Cary, S. H., Brown, G., Lester, J., Browne, K., Pernecky, T., . . . Morgan, M. (2007). Processes of Becoming: Academic Journeys, Moments and Reflections. In I. Ateljevic, A. Pritchard, & N. Morgan (Eds.), The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies (pp. 387-400). Amsterdam: Elsevier Science.

    • Pernecky, T. (2007). Immersing in Ontology and the Research Process: Constructivism the Foundation for Exploring the (In)credible OBE. In I. Ateljevic, A. Pritchard, & N. Morgan (Eds.), The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Innovative Research Methodologies (pp. 211-226). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

    Conference contributions

    • Pernecky, T. (2018). Accommodating diversity in qualitative inquiry. In The 25th Anniversary Silver Jubilee and Conference: 25 Years of Social Construction Practices Around the World. Cancun: TAOS Institute.

    • Pernecky, T. (2018). Sexual harassment at festivals: Fostering early female scholarship. In Knowing with nature: The future of tourism education in the antropocene. Pyhätunturi: Multidimensional Tourism Institute, Rovaniemi, Finland. Retrieved from https://www.ulapland.fi/loader.aspx?id=b9f0bf31-d107-46b1-b9c0-9b7b9cc6a638

    • Pernecky, T. (2017). Postdisciplinary (Academic) Being. In Critical Tourism Studies VII Conference: Book of Abstracts (pp. 136). Palme de Mallorca. Retrieved from https://www.criticaltourismstudies.info/

    • Pernecky, T. (2017). How art shapes us: A postdisciplinary critique of objectivism. In Twelfth International Conference on The Arts in Society: Gestures That Matter. Paris: Common Ground Research Networks. Retrieved from http://artsinsociety.com/assets/downloads/arts/A17FinalProgram.pdf

    • Pernecky, T., & Munar, A. M. (2016). Postdisciplinarity and academic wellbeing. In Critical Tourism Studies North America Conference 2016. Huntsville. Retrieved from https://uwaterloo.ca/

    • Pernecky, T. (2016). Knowledge and inquiry: Designing multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary curriculum for the 21st century student. In Canadian International Conference on Advances in Education,Teaching & Technology 2016 (pp. 23). Toronto: Unique Conferences Canada.

    • Poulston, J., & Pernecky, T. (2016). Accommodating New Age interests. In Proceedings of the Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) (pp. 78-91). Belfast.

    • Botterill, D., & Pernecky, T. (2015). Advancing tourism knowledge in the post disciplinary social sciences. In 2nd Tourism Postdisciplinarity Conference: Freedom. Art. Power.. Copenhagen.

    • Pernecky, T., & Poulston, J. (2015). Leading the way: A case of cultural creatives. In Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Sustainable Leadership (pp. 7). Dubrovnik.

    • Poulston, J. M., & Pernecky, T. (2013). The New Age experience in Sedona, Arizona. In Council for Hospitality Management Education's (CHME) Annual Research Conference 2013 (pp. 7 pages). Edinburgh: Queen Margaret University.

    • Andringa, S., Poulston, J., & Pernecky, T. (2013). From self-employed hospitality entrepreneur to paid employee: the motivational factors behind the transition. In Tourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big. CAUTHE 2013 Conference Proceedings (pp. 7-10). Lincoln: Lincoln University.

    • Pernecky, T. (2013). Re-examining the ability of mass tourism to promote peace. In Tourism and Global Change: On the Edge of Something Big. CAUTHE 2013 Conference Proceedings (pp. 587-590). Lincoln University, Christchurch: Lincoln University.

    • Causevic, S., & Pernecky, T. (2013). Tourism and Peace. In International Critical Tourism Studies Conference V. Sarajevo. Retrieved from http://cts.som.surrey.ac.uk/

    • Pernecky, T. (2013). The worldmaking aspects of events. In International Critical Tourism Studies Conference V. Sarajevo. Retrieved from http://cts.som.surrey.ac.uk/

    • Pernecky, T. (2013). Towards Post-disciplinary Ways of Knowing. In Welcoming Encounters: Tourism Research in a Post Disciplinary Era (pp. 17). Neuchatel: The Educational Travel Foundation.

    • Pernecky, T. (2013). Sustainable leadership in the events industry: Assessing the potential of Honeybee Approaches. In Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Sustainable Leadership (pp. 130-140). Nice: Institute for Sustainable Leadership.

    • Pernecky, T., & Moufakkir, O. (2011). Tourism & Peace Workshop. In 4th Critical Tourism Studies Conference. Cardiff: University of Wales Institute. Retrieved from http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/

    • Pernecky, T. (2011). Worldmaking: A new paradigm for tourism and events studies. In IV Critical Tourism Studies Conference (pp. 29). Cardiff: University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Retrieved from http://www3.uwic.ac.uk/

    • Pernecky, T. (2011). Tourism and Constructionist Inquiry. In Advancing the Social Science of Tourism (pp. 95). Guildford: University of Surrey. Retrieved from http://ocs.som.surrey.ac.uk/index.php/tourism/tourism2011/paper/view/522

    • Pernecky, T., & Poulston, J. (2010). Researching phenomena on the fringe of acceptance. In 4th Conference of the International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT): The Human Side of Tourism (pp. 11). Auckland: AUT University.

    • Pernecky, T. (2010). Tourism Through Constructionism. In XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology: Sociology on the Move. Conference Abstracts (pp. 366). Gothenburg: International Sociological Association.

    • Pernecky, T. (2010). The Importance of (Hermeneutic) Phenomenological Research in Tourism, Hospitality and Event Studies. In Proceedings of the New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference, 2010 (pp. 377). : AUT University.

    • Pernecky, T. (2009). Broadening the vistas of tourism epistemology: The concept of "Being in the World". In 3rd Critical Tourism Studies Conference: Connecting Academies of Hope (pp. 16-25). Zadar.

    • Pernecky, T. (2007). Making Sense of the Critical Turn. In 2nd International Critical Tourism Studies Conference. Split. Retrieved from http://ertr.tamu.edu/

    • Pernecky, T. (2005). Exploring the (In)credible: The Impact of Constructivism in Tourism Studies. In 1st Tourism Studies Conference. Dubrovnik.

    Edited books/volumes

    Scholarly editions/literary translations

    • Munar, A., Pernecky, T., & Vahr, T. (2015). 2nd tourism postdisciplinarity conference: Freedom. Art. Power. Conference proceedings. Copenhagen Business School.

    Oral presentations

    • Pernecky, T. (2018). Epistemology and Qualitative Research Design. Instituto Universitario de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal. Retrieved from http://bru-unide.iscte-iul.pt/

    • Pernecky, T., & Munar, A. M. (2018). Research Seminar & Ph.D Paper Workshop - Philosophical Diversity and Qualitative Research Design. Room: PH407, Copenhagen Business School. Retrieved from https://www.cbs.dk/

    • Pernecky, T. (2018). Navigating Research Paradigms. Craiglockhart Campus, Business School, Edinburgh Napier University.

    • Pernecky, T. (2012). Researching Peace: Progress, Issues and Challenges. Retrieved from http://www.nztri.org/taxonomy/term/9