ISA RC50 Interim Conference 2020: THE POWER OF TOURISM: CONTESTED REPRESENTATIONS OF PEOPLE AND PLACES

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Location & Dates: Chiang Mai, Thailand 1-5 April 2020
Submission deadline: Tuesday 1st October 2019

Abstract Submission

An abstract between 300 to 500 words (excluding references) should be submitted to be presented at one of the sessions below. The abstract should include, session number and name, an indication of the research aim, the (inter)disciplinary approach taken, the methods used and the key (expected) findings.  The abstract should be submitted as a MS Word document to both Erdinç Çakmak and Rami K. Isaac

Key Dates
Deadline for abstract submission: Tuesday 1st October 2019
Notification of acceptance: Friday 1st November 2019
Early Bird Registration Deadline: Sunday 1st December 2019

The sessions will cover the following topics:

  1.  “Bangkok street food: conflicting discourses of tourism and modernity” chaired by Ray Boland
  2.  “Agency and authority in the representations of people, places, pasts and presents” chaired by Keith Hollinshead & Rukeya Suleman
  3.  “Tourism as a legitimizing discourse” chaired by Evi Eftychiou
  4.  “Community-based Tourism in Asia” chaired by Claudia Dolezal
  5.  “Gender and Work in Asia’s Tourism Economies” chaired by Sirijit Sunanta & Alexander Trupp
  6.  “Imagined sustainability? Going beyond the image” chaired by Can-Seng OOI, & LIU Jun
  7.  “The Power of New Urban Tourism: Representations and Contestations” chaired by Sybille Frank & Anna Laura Raschke
  8.  “Gentrification:  Local (Urban) Image Development Instrument while Carrying Out Cultural/Creative Tourism” chaired by Virginija Jurėnienė
  9.  “Crossing (your own?) borders: Tourist movements in difficult spaces” chaired by Jack Shepherd & Daniel Laven
  10. ”Glocalisation/globalisation strategies for in sustainable tourism in rural communities” chaired by Barbara Tomasella:
  11. “Tourism in Asia: Multi-identities and Representations” chaired by Ploysri Porananond
  12. “Walls and Borders” chaired by Anne Hertzog & Rami K. Isaac
  13. “The Reframing of Narratives of Representation and Identities in the Branding of Coastal and Maritime Tourist Areas” chaired by Rico Lie & Loes Witteveen
  14. “The Unfurling Imaginary of Soft Science Approaches in Tourism Studies” chaired by Keith Hollinshead & Rukeya Suleman
  15. “Disaster risks and tourism resilience” chaired by Saranphat Wongput, Yuthasak Chatkaewnapanon, & Kannapa Pongponrat

There will also be also open sessions (for interesting papers submitted but not under one of the themes above).

Full details of the conference sessions are available at the RC50 website

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Prof Kathleen M. Adams, Loyola University, Chicago, USA.
For more info about professor Adams please visit https://www.luc.edu/anthropology/faculty/adams.shtml
Dr. Wantanee Suntikul, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China.
For more info about Dr. Suntikul please visit https://shtm.polyu.edu.hk/people/academic-staff/wantanee-suntikul/
Ms. Mam-Jaranya Daengnoy, Bangkok, Thailand
Director of Thailand Community Based Tourism Institute (CBT-I)

Publication Opportunities
Selected papers will be considered for publication at the special issues and edited books on the conference topics.

Key Contacts

Erdinç Çakmak & Rami K. Isaac
Chair of the Organising Committee

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