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Message posted on 13/02/2019

The Intersections of Tourism, Migration, and Exile - IUAES2019 CFP deadline 15 February

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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit paper proposals to the IUAES 2019 panel on "THE INTERSECTIONS OF TOURISM, MIGRATION, AND EXILE". The deadline is soon - 15 FEBRUARY 2019.

CONVENORS

Kathleen M. Adams (Loyola University Chicago, USA)

Natalia Bloch (Warsaw University, Poland)

Adriana Piscitelli (State University of Campinas/ UNICAMP, Brazil)

SHORT ABSTRACT

The panel's aim is to explore the intersecting terrain between the varied forms of spatial mobility in order to problematize the seemingly-fixed boundaries separating tourism, migration, and exile. We invite scholars to discuss how these mobilities intertwine, overlap, and influence one another.

LONG ABSTRACT

The aim of the panel is to explore the intersecting terrain between the varied forms of spatial mobility. Our goal is to problematize the seemingly-fixed boundaries separating tourism, migration, and exile. We invite scholars interested in discussing how these mobilities intertwine, overlap and influence one another. Such intersections are multidimensional and multidirectional: migrants and established exiles can act as tourists; refugee communities might be the tourist attractions; migrants often work as laborers and entrepreneurs in the tourism sector; tourists, on the other hand, turn into migrant-entrepreneurs in the tourism sector or combine tourism with work.

While tourism, migration and exile are usually researched and theorized separately, we believe that transcending the categorical boundaries within the anthropology of mobility and considering how differentiated distributions of power permeate them will contribute to social critiques of the way various forms of mobility are conceptualized in public discourses related to gender, class, ethnic, racial, and global inequalities (e.g. tourists from the Global North as cosmopolitan nomads versus migrants from the Global South as intruders). We hope that through deconstructing the conceptual foundations of these moral valorizations of people's movement will enable us to built world solidarities with those whose movement is restrained.

We are interested in both empirical case studies and discussions exploring how the above intersections enable us to deconstruct dichotomous classifications within mobility studies (tourists vs. migrants, migrants vs. refugees, leisure vs. work, voluntary vs. forced migration, etc.).

KEYWORDS: tourism, migration, exile, mobility, conceptual boundaries

PAPER SUBMISSION: https://www.iuaes2019.org/paper-guidelines/

Deadline: 15 FEBRUARY 2019

General information about the IUAES 2019 Inter-Congress: https://www.iuaes2019.org/

Best regards,

Natalia Bloch

Assistant Professor

Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology

Warsaw University/Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland

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