The recently created SIG ‘Space, Place, Mobilities in Tourism’ convenes a first international workshop to take place the 17 and 18 of October 2017, at the Vila-seca Campus of University Rovira i Virgili, Vila-seca, Tarragona (Spain).
This workshop will gather a group of researchers presenting key advances into the understanding and analysis of relational processes and bodily performances shaping and negotiating (tourist) places.
We invite contributions which address the conference themes from a range of subject fields including, but not limited to; leisure studies, tourism, geography, cultural studies, sociology, gender studies, ethnic and racial studies, and social anthropology.
Within this context, the SIG workshop organisers welcome presentations on the following topics:
- Challenges in Mobilities Research: Methods and Applications
- Ethical dimensions of mobility in tourism and spatial justice perspectives
- Dissonant performances in tourist places: resignifying space
- ‘Hosts and guests’ in the age of mobilities: practices of cosmopolitanism
The workshop is open to academic researchers and practitioners at any career stage with an interest in tourism. It is organised by ATLAS (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research) and the University Rovira i Virgili, research group ‘Territorial Analysis and Tourism Studies’ (GRATET) of the Department of Geography.
The event will establish synergies with the IGU-Leisure and Global Change commission congress ‘Tourism Shaping Places: Mobilities and tourism destination evolution’ (http://moveturproject.org/igucatalonia2017/), to take place from 18 to 21 October in the same facilities and involving 3 keynote speakers (Kevin Hannam, Szilvia Gyimóthy and Mathis Stock). A reduced fee is offered to the ATLAS SIG participants who wish to attend both events.