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Dear colleagues,

Please find below a Call for Papers for a panel that will be held during 
the upcoming IUAES Inter-Congress in Dubrovnik, Croatia (4-9 May 2016).
http://iuaes2016.com/


          *Panel title:*

*Anthropologies of tourism: An epistemological reality or mere wishful 
thinking?*
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          *Panel short abstract:*

Inspired by the world anthropologies framework, this panel reflects on 
variously situated theoretical and/or methodological anthropological 
takes on tourism, including key concepts that are being developed and 
used across the world to make sense of tourism in all its complexity.
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          *Panel keywords:*

epistemology, methodology, theory,tourism, World anthropologies
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          *Panel Text:*

The idea of world anthropologies was developed to remind anthropologists 
of the plural landscape of anthropological knowledge production. Arturo 
Escobar describes world anthropologies as an approach intended to 
de-essentialize anthropology and to pluralize anthropological inquiry by 
building on non-hegemonic anthropological practices. Indeed, the world 
anthropologies framework is deeply influenced by the awareness of 
hierarchical relations in knowledge production marked by the historical 
construction of canons of expertise established by the anthropological 
powers and authorities that be. Inspired by this perspective, this panel 
aims to explore critically how various anthropological traditions from 
around the globe are contributing (if at all) to our understanding of 
tourism, making it justified to speak of anthropologies (plural) of 
tourism instead of a unified (mostly western-dominated) anthropology of 
tourism canon. In 2015, for example, the Spanish journal Pasos published 
a special issue that gave an overview of anthropologies of tourism ‘from 
the South’. Instead of presenting a loose assemblage of case studies, 
each paper in this panel reflects on variously situated theoretical 
and/or methodological anthropological takes on tourism, including key 
concepts that are being developed and used across the world to make 
sense of tourism in all its complexity.

http://iuaes2016.com/congress-panel/panel-16-09-2015-184404-noel-b-salazar/

If you're interested in submitting an abstract, please contact me as 
soon as possible (and before 10 February) to discuss your ideas.
For the actual submission process, please go online, register, and 
follow the instructions.
http://iuaes2016.com/submit-paper/

Deadline (for submitting abstracts): 29 February 2016

Kind regards,

Noel B. Salazar

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Noel B. Salazar, PhD
Vice-President IUAES, Member Young Academy of Belgium
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Editor, Worlds in Motion (Berghahn)
Co-editor, Anthropology of Tourism (Lexington)
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Cultural Mobilities Research (CuMoRe)
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Leuven
Parkstraat 45, bus 3615, BE-3000 Leuven, Belgium
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