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RGS-IBG Annual Conference, London, 31 August – 2 September 2011
Call for Papers: Lifestyle Mobilities
Organisers: Tara Duncan (University of Otago, New Zealand), Scott Cohen (Bournemouth University, UK) and Maria Thulemark (Dalarna University, Sweden).
Session sponsored by the GLTRG (the Geography of Leisure and Tourism Research Group).
It has been suggested that mobilities is a key concept of contemporary society and the predominant way in which one engages with the world. At the same time, there has been a (re)focus on ideas of lifestyle within the social sciences. Consequently, there is a need to challenge current thinking about the corporeal organisation of movement to take into account the ambiguities and tensions that abound in the literature on both lifestyle and mobilities.
This session seeks papers that highlight socio-cultural phenomena pertaining to lifestyle and mobility and invites papers that challenge existing thinking in these areas, including:
- Negotiations of lifestyle and movement
- Mobile methodologies
- Affective possibilities and lifestyle
- Mobility, lifestyle and tourism, recreation and/or leisure
- Hybrid possibilities – migration/transnationalism/mobility
- Cosmopolitanism, fluid identities and identity confusions
- Moorings, movement and performance
- Mobilities as the corporeal everyday
- Lifestyle mobility and relationships to place
Please submit abstracts (of no more than 250 words) to Tara Duncan ([log in to unmask]), Scott Cohen ([log in to unmask]) and Maria Thulemark ([log in to unmask]) by Friday February 11th, 2011.