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Subject: JoST Special Issue Series & CfP: Transport, Mobilities & Sustainable Tourism


Apologies for cross-posting.

*/Announcement:/*/Special Issues series (2019-2022) on //Transport,
Mobilities and Sustainable Tourism//./

/and/

*/Call for Papers/*/: Special Issue for the Journal of Sustainable
Tourism on ////Innovative approaches to the study and practice of
sustainable transport, mobility and tourism/

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/Guest Editor: Dr. Debbie Hopkins, University of Oxford,
//Debbie.hopkins@ouce.ox.ac.uk <mailto:Debbie.hopkins@ouce.ox.ac.uk>/


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Transport is woven into the fabric of everyday life. Societal processes
are both shaped by, and shape transport and mobility. Transport has also
been central to the development of the contemporary tourism industry,
enabling massive growth in tourism through the redefinition of
time-distance-cost thresholds. The tourism industry is highly dependent
on cheap energy and efficient transport. The economic, social and
environmental sustainabilities of transport vary across mode, space and
time, but largely carry negative implications.


Transport is required throughout the tourism production cycle, from the
construction of resorts and associated infrastructure, to the movement
of tourists to, between and within destinations, to the transportation
of the goods required for tourism operations, attractions, and services;
and the removal of waste. Moreover, transport can be a tourism activity
in its own right, and forms an important part of the tourist experience.
Changes and growth in demand for tourism are further exacerbating the
need for transport, and much of this mobility is dependent on
high-polluting, motorised modes contributing not only to environmental
impacts including climate change, and local air pollution, but also in
many cases entrenching asymmetric relationships between tourists and
host communities. Planning solutions required to provide the
transportation systems can also impose negative impacts on communities,
despite the potential for them to bring positive gains.


Mobilities scholarship has provided novel insights, opening dialogue
between academics from a range of disciplinary backgrounds to examine
the interconnected physicalities and socialities of mobility. It has
also highlighted the politics of mobility; the entanglement of movement,
representation, and practice. While this body of work has provided
critical insights into the study of tourism, there has been less
attention to the light mobilities research could shed on the study of
/sustainable/ tourism and the interconnections between transport,
mobility and tourism. More specifically, questions of sustainable
tourism frequently overlook the complexities of dependence on
high-polluting transport modes, fail to account for the nuanced
socio-cultural and bodily experiences of mobility that are intertwined
with tourism, and neglect the deeply political dynamics of travel and
transport. This series of special issues on questions of transport and
mobilities will, therefore, examine topics including but not limited to;
novel theoretical, conceptual, and methodological approaches, the spaces
and places of transport and mobility for sustainable tourism, and
innovations across technology, behaviour and policy/governance.


The /Journal of Sustainable Tourism/ (JOST) will publish a series of
Special Issues on /Transport, Mobilities and Sustainable Tourism/. The
series will be guest edited by Dr. Debbie Hopkins (University of
Oxford), and the series will take the form of four special issues, one
to be published each year over four years (2019-2022). The first of the
series, to be published in 2019, will address Innovative approaches to
the study and practice of sustainable transport, mobility and tourism
(see Call for Papers below).

Call for Papers: Special Issue for the Journal of Sustainable Tourism

*Innovative Approaches to the Study and Practice of Sustainable
Transport, Mobilities and Tourism*

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The first Special Issue is titled /Innovative Approaches to the Study
and Practice of Sustainable Transport, Mobilities and Tourism. /This SI
seeks contributions that challenge the norm, that push critical, novel
and innovative approaches to understanding the mobile tourism experience
and that re-centre the role of transport and mobility within tourism
studies. The primary aim of this SI is to identify how novel approaches
(methodologies, theories, conceptualisations) can progress the study of
sustainable tourism by exposing new insights, geographies, contestations
and opportunities. This may include; critical appraisals and/or adoption
of new data collection techniques that go beyond traditional
quantitative or qualitative methods (e.g. mobile methodologies, Big
Data), drawing theoretical insights from Science, Technology and Society
(STS), theories of behaviour change, system dynamics modelling,
socio-technical transitions and beyond, and ways of rethinking the
pillars of sustainability across spatial and temporal scales. Papers
that reach across traditional disciplinary boundaries are strongly
encouraged.


To this end, we invite papers that engage with issues of transport,
mobilities and sustainable tourism. The inclusion of empirical material
is not required, but can be used to develop, extend, or aid the
conceptual argument. We seek papers that move beyond hegemonic, global
North perspectives, that challenge the status quo, and that seek
meaningful and perhaps radical opportunities for tourism and sustainable
development. Expressions of interest in contributing a paper to this
special issue are invited in the form of a working title and 450-500
word abstract of your proposed paper by *15 November 2017*, to be
submitted by e-mail to: Debbie.hopkins@ouce.ox.ac.uk
<mailto:Debbie.hopkins@ouce.ox.ac.uk>. Abstracts should include paper
title, authorship, author affiliation(s) and contact information
(including the email addresses of all authors) and keywords (maximum
six). Full papers will be invited following a review of submitted abstracts.


The deadline for the submission of full papers will be 31 May 2018, for
publication in early 2019. All submissions will be subject to the
journals normal high standards of peer review. All accepted papers will
be published online without delay, with print publication of the special
issue to follow.


Further calls will be made in due course for the remainder of the
Special Issues series on /Transport, Mobilities and Sustainable
Tourism/, which will further develop the topic by examining different
geographies and scales, innovations, and transitions. Might be useful to
develop a schedule for the full series, just so that we can consider how
the individual special issues will run alongside each other.

Queries should be directed to the guest editor via email.

debbie.hopkins@otago.ac.nz

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EASA Anthropology and Mobility Network (ANTHROMOB)
http://www.easaonline.org/networks/anthromob/

For further information please contact any of the following:

Valerio Simoni
The Graduate Institute Geneva (Switzerland)
vals_sim@yahoo.com

Anna Lisa Ramella
Universitt Siegen
anna.ramella@gmail.com

Noel Salazar
KU Leuven
noel.Salazar@kuleuven.be

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