Message posted on 13/05/2024

CFP to the panel "Tourism, Migration, and Other Mobilities in the World of (In)Justices" (WAU 2024)

Dear Colleagues,

The deadline for paper submissions for the World Anthropological Union = 2024 Congress =C2=A0 = in Johannesburg has = been extended to May 27. You are most welcome to submit your paper = proposal to theon-site panel affiliated with our IUAES Commission on the = Anthropology of Tourism and the Commission on the Anthropology of = Migration.

Panel title: "Tourism, Migration, and Other Mobilities in the World of = (In)Justices" (PN81)


Addressing a dynamic world marked by an ever-increasing array of human, = object, data, and capital movements, the panel seeks to delve = anthropologically into the intricate realm of the political economy of = mobility. The state of the art in contemporary anthropology recognizes = the imperative of dissecting the multifaceted nature of mobilities = within the context of national, racial, class, and other inequalities = (Bloch and Adams 2023). The diverse forms of human mobility, including = but not limited to tourism and migration as well as often-overlooked = unobvious privileged mobilities (Croucher 2012) such as the circulation = of scholars and middle-class retirees, unveil how existing = socio-economic inequalities are reflected in the relationships between = mobilities, sedentarism, and immobilities. Against the backdrop of late = financialized capitalism, this panel endeavors to shed light on the = pressing need for discussions surrounding mobility policies from a = political economy perspective. By examining the intricate interplay = between mobilities and policies, we aim to unveil and critically examine = the transition towards fair mobilities, ensuring an empirical and = enriching debate. We thus invite proposals that contribute to the = evolving dialogue on mobility justice (Sheller 2018). By doing so, we = hope to engage anthropological knowledge in forging a path toward a more = profound understanding of the regimes of mobility in our contemporary = global context (Glick Schiller and Salazar 2013). We aim not only to = unpack the power relations that make ground for different valuations of = various mobilities (some of them being appreciated and encouraged while = others stigmatised and constrained) but also to move beyond =E2=80=9Cdark = anthropology=E2=80=9D (Ortner 2016) toward more emancipatory approaches. = Finally, we invite submissions of case studies, theoretical = explorations, and conceptual papers that transcend the boundaries of = Anglo-Saxon centrism. Emphasising a global perspective, we seek = contributions that amplify diverse voices and experiences, fostering a = more inclusive understanding of mobility capital and mobility justice. = The panel pretends to shape a comprehensive dialogue that moves beyond = cultural and dialectical confines, illuminating the complex tapestry of = mobilities worldwide.=20

Panel convenors:

Natalia Bloch (Adam Mickiewicz University in Pozna=C5=84, Poland) Claudio Milano (University of Barcelona, Spain)

To submit, go to the congress website and register: Call for Papers =E2=80= =93 World Anthropological Union Congress 2024=E2=80=8B ( =

In case you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch.

With best regards,


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