Call for Papers: International Conference on Critical Tourism Studies


30 JUNE – 3 JULY 2005

Embodying Tourism Research: Advancing Critical Approaches

The Gender Researchers in Tourism Studies (GRITS) Network, in collaboration with the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (Auckland University of Technology), the Welsh Centre for Tourism Research (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff) and the Institute for Tourism, Zagreb are organising an international conference on tourism. The conference will take place at the Excelsior Hotel in Dubrovnik 30 June – 3 July 2005. Para seguir leyendo cliquear en More

Recent discourses in tourism have begun to emphasis the diversity of tourism experiences and processes. Despite this, the conceptual power of gender, race, sexuality and embodiment is underserved by the tourism academy. The Gender Researchers in Tourism Studies (GRITS) network was formed in 2003 in order to promote visibility and inclusivity of all researchers interested in exploring the interplay between tourism, identities, genders, races, sexualities and embodiment. This conference represents a major strengthening of the network’s profile and aims to elevate the legitimacy of the critical school of thought developing in tourism studies. The conference is also intended to create opportunities for interpretative and critical modes of tourism inquiry.

Conference aims:
* To foreground ‘the situated body’ in tourism research.
* To promote interpretative and critical approaches to tourism inquiry, with particular emphasis on ‘the situated researcher’.
* To provide a multidisciplinary forum for researchers and to profile current research in the field.
* To facilitate further opportunities for research collaboration and for the mentoring of emerging researchers in tourism.

Call for papers:
We would like to encourage papers relating to all aspects of gender, sexuality, race, identity and embodiment as applied to the broad tourism context. We welcome contributions that demonstrate innovative theoretical and methodological approaches. Key themes include:

* Performing and constructing identities
* Experiencing tourism
* Constructing and consuming tourism spaces
* Materiality, lifestyle & cultural practices
* Representation, language and culture
* Masculinity, femininity and the family
* Employment practice, experience and entrepreneurship
* Epistemological, theoretical and methodological advances

All abstracts should be written in English and must be not more than 300 words in length. All submissions will be subject to a double-blind review and contributors will be invited to submit full papers for consideration in a special issue of a leading tourism journal.

Abstracts should be e-mailed to Dr Irena Ateljevic (contributors based in Asia-Pacific and the Americas) or to Dr Nigel Morgan (contributors based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa). Abstracts must include, title, author(s), affiliations, and a summary of the research aims, approach and key findings (maximum 300 words). Please submit abstracts by Friday 14th January 2005 (authors will receive notification of the reviewers’ decisions by 1st February 2005).

Conference fee and web site details will be advised soon (by November 2004 at the latest).

Conference convenors:
Drs Irena Ateljevic & Candice Harris &

Drs Nigel Morgan & Annette Pritchard &