ASA07: Thinking through tourism

10th - 13th April 2007, London Metropolitan University, UK

Conference convenors:
Prof Tom Selwyn, London Metropolitan University, t.selwyn(AT)
Dr Julie Scott, London Metropolitan University, j.scott(AT)Ā 

This conference marked over three decades of anthropological work on tourism and tourism-related issues. It combined reflections on the evolution of anthropological interest in the subject, on where the subject stands presently, and on the various directions in which it may be going. Panels included the ethnography of tourism; the kinship between tourism, anthropology and epistemology; images and objects; tourism and the body; tourism policy and planning; anthropological approaches to museums; anthropology and the global political-economy of tourism; anthropology and regional development; anthropology, tourism and borderlands; and tourism and nationalism. There were four plenary and seven parallel sessions over the four days of the conference. It was held at London Metropolitan University.

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