We are very pleased to inform you that the special issue, ‘Tourism and transformation: negotiating metaphors, experiencing change’ has just been published by Taylor & Francis.
You can find all the articles here: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14766825.2014.924674#.U6vw-8YtUrc
Sofia Sampaio, Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA), Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Valerio Simoni, Centre for Research in Anthropology (CRIA), Instituto Universitário de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
Cyril Isnart, CIDEHUS, Universidade de Évora, Évora, Portugal
This special issue on tourism and transformation invites to reassess the place and significance of ‘transformation’ in social sciences studies of tourism – from ‘impact studies’ to ethnographies of tourists and, more recently, ‘tourist media studies’. Our main argument is that much may be gained analytically by considering how notions and experiences of transformation are addressed, negotiated and purposefully deployed in tourism contexts. The collection re-opens the issue of transformation in tourism and provides new insights into how experiences-turned-metaphors and metaphors-turned-experiences influence both the travel experience and the development of theory.
Tourism and transformation: negotiating metaphors, experiencing change
Sofia Sampaio, Valerio Simoni & Cyril Isnart
Journeys into lost memories: migration, tourism, and historical choreographies in an Alpine valley
Urban transformation and diffusion of tourist practices: visiting Alcântara at the turn of the twentieth century
Changing the face of Catholicism in a tourist context: heritage care, ritual dynamics, and the rhetoric of transformation of a religious minority in Greece
Energy and transformation in alternative pilgrimages to Catholic shrines: deconstructing the tourist/pilgrim divide
Coping with ambiguous relationships: sex, tourism, and transformation in Cuba
Watching narratives of travel-as-transformation in The Beach and The Motorcycle Diaries