[URBANTH-L] CFP: Symposium on Aspects of Tourism: Inequality and growth in the age of tourism

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Sun Dec 18 16:57:38 EST 2005

5th International Symposium on Aspects of Tourism:

Taking a cue from John Lennon's famous song which calls for the elimination
of barriers and exclusion based on class, race, gender and nationalities the
emphasis for our 2006 conference is on the progress of tourism as a tool for
poverty reduction in poor and economically underdeveloped regions. At a time
of increasing mobility, ease of travel and the emergence of new
destinations, tourism's contribution remains shrouded in bad data,
misinformation, myths and mystery. Given that the industry servicing "people
on the move' deliver socio-economic benefits is not in question, why is it
still so controversial?

The conference aim is very simple: bring together a group of peers to
discuss theoretical and practical issues around tourism's role in
development and poverty alleviation.
Among the specific themes included are:

* Global and Local Conflicts in Tourism
* Tourism Corporations and Corporate Social Responsibility
* South-South Solutions to Global Problems
* Tourism and the Millennium Development Goals
* Anthropology in Action
* Economic Exploitation of the Exotic
* New Waves in Tourism Development and Planning
* Tourism and Development Methodologies
* Gender Equality and Participation
* Paradoxes and critiques of ecotourism
* Fieldwork Methodologies
These topics will be of particular interest to many groups including:
* Anthropologists and sociologist undertaking empirical and/or action
research at grass roots level
* Development academics
* Cultural geographers
* Human geographers
* Tourism scholars trying to theorise tourism impacts, tourist behaviours
* Area specialists (Asia, Africa, Pacific, Caribbean, Latin America,
emerging economies of the new Europe etc.)
* Officials of inter-governmental organizations, development agencies and
NGOs who see the potential for tourism as an agent for development

Merz Hoare
Centre for Tourism Policy Studies
School of Service Management
University of Brighton
Darley Road, Eastbourne
BN20 7UR United Kingdom
Email: tourismdevelopment at brighton.ac.uk

Visit the website at http://www.brighton.ac.uk/ssm/sympo2006/index.html

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