[URBANTH-L] Extended CFP: Tourism and Performance: Scripts, Stages and Stories

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Thu Apr 28 12:35:49 EDT 2005

conference reminder... sorry for cross-posting... deadline for late
abstracts: 1 May 2005

2005 Tourism and Cultural Change Research Conference
Sheffield, United Kingdom, 14-18 July 2005

Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change
Sheffield Hallam University

research conference organised by the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change,
Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom. The extended deadline for this
CFP is 1 May 2005; late abstracts may be accepted. Due to lower venue costs,
we have been able to reconsider the registration fees, and offer a student

Performance has been theorised as a way by which human beings act in society
and organise their being in the world. In the context of tourism, there is
much debate regarding the idea of tourists as performers, 'acting out'
spaces, and enacting 'scripts', through which they organise and add meaning
to their experiences and journeys. Tourism in this sense can be seen to be
'staged'. But such perspectives raise a number of questions regarding the
reflexivity, the hermeneutics, the sensual and aesthetic modalities, the
social interactions and the political economy of tourist performance: How is
individual tourist performance linked to socially prescribed or learnt
models regarding tourism behaviour and spaces? How are spaces and material
culture 'enacted' by and for tourists? What are the production and
consumption modalities of in situ and in visu stages for tourism
performance? How is tourism performance linked to modes of touristic social
interaction during the journey? What roles do stories play in generating
performativity and in liberating tourists from the acts of travel and
tourism? The aim of this conference is to explore such questions by drawing
on the methodological and conceptual knowledge of different disciplinary
perspectives including those of: tourism studies, anthropology, sociology,
history, cultural studies, folkloric studies, literature, critical theory,
linguistics, human/cultural geography, psychology, theatre studies and other
relevant approaches.

Key themes of interest to the conference include:

- Who is cooking who? Tourism consumption, digestion, and excretion
- Hermeneutics, reflexivity and agency: Tourism as a parable of the social
- Eden, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Solitary Wanderer, the Golden Fleece:
Archaeologies of tourist imaginary and performance
- Odour, sound, vision, taste - making sense of the senses: cognitive
categories and perceptive processes in tourism experience
- Objects as props - objects as texts
- Staging, eroticising, and making visible: Translations, adaptations, and
variations of the 'cultural'
- Reconsidering the economic in tourism: Transnational spaces of encounter,
production and exchange
- Political and symbolic manipulation of tourism scripts
- 'Losing the plot': Tourism lost in translation

Prof Edward Bruner from the University of Illinois, USA will give a plenary
speech on 'Experience, Narrative and Memory in Tourism'.

A regularly updated list of full text abstracts can be downloaded at our
website: www.tourism-culture.com.

Kristin Becker (Dept of Theatre Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University,
Mainz, Germany); Gary Best (School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality
Management, La Trobe University, Australia); Maria Beatrice Bittarello
(Dept. of Religious Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Stirling, UK);
David Boles (NJIT/Rutgers-Newark, UMDNJ, USA); Michael S. Bowman (Dept. of
Communication Studies, Louisiana State University, USA); Edward M. Bruner
(Dept. of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA); Shirley J.
Chappel & Lorraine Brown (School of Management, University of South
Australia, Australia); Lisa Cooke (Dept. Social Anthropology, York
University, Toronto, Canada); William G. Feighey (Beltourism International,
China); Sybille Frank (Institute of Sociology, Darmstadt Technical
University, Germany); Ulrike Friedl (University of Innsbruck, Austria);
Modesto García Jiménez (Anthropology, Catholic University of Murcia, Spain);
Donna Glasson; Margaret Hart Robertson (University of Las Palmas de Gran
Canaria, Spain); Keith Hollinshead (Dept of Tourism Studies, Luton
University, UK); Lucy Huxley (Dept of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan
University, UK); Jennifer Iles (School of Social Sciences, Roehampton
University, UK); Alick Kay (Management School, University of South
Australia, Australia); Alan Kirby (, Amersham College, UK); Sergei Kropotov
(Art History and Cultural Studies, Urals State University, Russia); Jane
Lancaster (Pembroke Center for Research on Women and Gender, Brown
University, USA); Patrick Laviolette (Dept of Anthropology, University
College London, UK); Sonja Lebos (Independent cultural practitioner,
Croatia); Kenneth Little (Dept. of Anthropology, York University, Canada);
Maria Antonia Lopez-Burgos (Economics, University of Granada, Spain);
Catherine Mathers (Dept. of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of
Pretoria, South Africa); Grant McCall (Centre for South Pacific Studies,
University of New South Wales, Australia); Maren Möhring (Historical
Seminar, University of Köln, Germany); Maureen Mulligan (FTI, University of
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain); Sally A. Ness (Dept of Anthropology,
University of California, USA); Pal Nyiri & Joana Breidenbach (Dept of
Anthropoligy, Macquarie University, Australia); Daniela Peluso (Dept of
Anthropology, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK); Alison Phipps (Arts and
Humanities, University of Glasgow, UK); Hanne Pico Larsen; Kathrin Rountree
(Social and Cultural Studies, Massey University, New Zealand); Jacqueline
Tivers et al. (Arts, Communication and Culture, Nottingham Trent University,
UK); Raghuraman S. Trichur (Dept of Anthropology, California State
University, USA); Hazel Tucker (Dept of Tourism Studies, University of
Otago, New Zealand); Lauren Wagner (Dept. of Anthropology, University of
Texas, Austin, USA); Chris Wilbert & Rikke Hansen (Dept. of Planning, Anglia
Polytechnic University, UK); Michael Zinganel (Faculty of Architecture, Graz
University of Technology, Austria).

The conference will take place in Sheffield, United Kingdom. The
registration fee for the conference is £190 if paid before 1 June 2005 and
£240 if paid after this date. We also offer a student rate at £160. This
includes the full conference documentation, an ISBN referred proceedings
CD-ROM, day-time conference catering, a conference dinner and a field study.
To register to the conference, please use the registration form included in
the conference information pack which can be downloaded at our website

The conference registration fee does not include accommodation. This can be
booked directly with the venue (address to be confirmed through our
website). Delegates will benefit from excellent rates at the hotel /
conference venue where 3* style bed and breakfast accommodation is
available. A single will be at £55, a double at £80 per night including
breakfast buffet. As in previous events, we expect that the majority of
delegates will stay on the conference site and therefore urge early
bookings. These rates can only be guaranteed if booked by 2 June 2005. To
book a room, please use the accommodation booking form included in the
conference information pack which can be downloaded at our website

Late abstracts may be considered. People who wish to present a paper should
send a 300 word abstract with full address details as an electronic file to
Prof. Mike Robinson and Dr. David Picard (send to d.picard at shu.ac.uk) as
soon as possible.

For any other or further enquiry regarding this conference or the Centre for
Tourism and Cultural Change, please visit www.tourism-culture.com or contact
us at:

Prof. Mike Robinson and Dr David Picard
(email to d.picard at shu.ac.uk)

conference administrators:
Mr Francesco Gilardi and Ms Annie Yeromian
(email to f.gilardi at shu.ac.uk)

Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change
Sheffield Hallam University
Howard Street, Owen Building
Sheffield S1 1WB, United Kingdon
Phone: +44 (0) 114 225 3973
Fax: +44 (0) 114 225 3343
Web: www.tourism-culture.com

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