CFP: Anthropology of Tourism, Embodiment and the Senses IUAES 2013‏

Dear colleagues,

Please consider proposing a paper for panel G18 Anthropology of Tourism, Embodiment and the Senses which is part of the 17th World Congress of the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences which has the overall theme ‘Evolving Humanity, Emerging Worlds’. The Congress is hosted by the University of Manchester (5 – 10 August 2013). Kindly note that, while there is more than a year until the conference, the deadline for paper proposals is very, very close and all proposals should be submitted by July 13 2012 and must be made via the congress website. For full details please visit:

To propose a paper scroll down to end of the panel page and sign up/log in to nomadit. Congress website: Short Abstract This panel explores anthropological approaches to the interrelationship between tourism, embodiment and the senses.

Long Abstract

Embodiment is a significant and ever developing area of study in social anthropology. Of particular interest to anthropologists is the relationship between embodiment and tourism. Indeed, the interrelations between tourism, tourist practices and embodiment have grown in significance in terms of their contribution to the field of tourism anthropology to the extent that they are now of central importance to the study of the subject. Notions of an experience economy and the engagement of the senses in various aspects of touristic interpretation and encounters indicate the importance of informed discussion about embodiment to the tourism and leisure sectors. The idea of embodiment encompasses a number of key areas of both scholarly activity and touristic practice, some with significant theoretical lineage in the social sciences and humanities in general and in social anthropology in particular. These include, but are not limited to: performance, the social body, gender, identities and experience. Such facets of embodiment are applicable to the wide range of both traditional and emergent tourist activities including, for example, charter and package tourism, backpacker tourism, cultural tourism as well as activities within these, for example music and arts festivals, food and wine tourism, sports tourism, rituals, pilgrimages and other sites of touristic practice. To this end this panel invites papers that consider any aspect of the social anthropology of tourism, embodiment and the senses.

Panel Convenors:

Dr Hazel Andrews, LJMU

Dr Cathy Palmer, University of Brighton

Dr Kevin Meethan, University of Plymouth

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