[URBANTH-L] CFP: 'Of Asian Origin' : Rethinking Tourism in Contemporary Asia

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Sun Jul 10 12:42:21 EDT 2005

CFP: 'Of Asian Origin' : Rethinking Tourism in Contemporary Asia
7 - 9 September 2006, Singapore
Deadline: 1 December 2005

 Recent years have witnessed a seemingly relentless surge in the movement of
tourists 'of Asian origin'. Indeed, bodies such as the World Tourism
Organisation (WTO), confidently predict that over the coming decades Asia
will have the fastest growing population of tourists on the move in the
world. Despite such predictions, very little attention has been given to the
social, cultural and political implications of Asia's transformation from
mere host destination into a region of mobile consumers. Hosted by the Asia
Research Institute, on 7 - 9 September 2006 in Singapore, this workshop sets
out to address this gap by offering the first sustained examination of
tourism in Asia by Asian tourists.

Paper proposals including 250-word abstracts and 5-line biography should be
submitted and sent to Dr Tim Winter by 1 December 2005. Successful
applicants will be advised by 1 February and will be urged to send in a
completed paper by 1 August 2006. Some funding will be available for those
in the Asian Region, post-graduate students, and others unable to fund
themselves. It is hoped that the workshop will lead to a publication
path-breaking in both Tourism and Asian Studies.

Proposed Themes include:

Media, Popular Culture and the Packaging of Place
>From Tourism to Migration to Expatriation; Identities on the move
Heritage Politics and 'Re-Orienting' the Past
Visions of the Exotic and the lure of Paradise
Tourism and the Urban
The State, Community and Minority; the Role of Tourism for Development
Body Economics; from Health Tourism to Contagious Diseases
Sensing the local; the Spiritual and the Corporeal

Dr Tim Winter
Asia Research Institute
National University of Singapore
The Shaw Foundation Building
Block AS7, Level 4
5 Arts Link, Singapore 117570
Tel: (65) 6874 8795
Fax: (65) 6779 1428
Email: ariwtc at nus.edu.sg

Visit the website at http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/conf2006/tourism.htm

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