Publication: Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change Special Issue on Tourism and transformation: negotiating metaphors, experiencing change

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.
The editors
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
 
Argument
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.
 
Content
Tourism and transformation: negotiating metaphors, experiencing change
Sofia Sampaio, Valerio Simoni & Cyril Isnart
pages 93-101
 
Journeys into lost memories: migration, tourism, and historical choreographies in an Alpine valley
Dionigi Albera
pages 102-117
Urban transformation and diffusion of tourist practices: visiting Alcântara at the turn of the twentieth century
Frédéric Vidal
pages 118-132
Changing the face of Catholicism in a tourist context: heritage care, ritual dynamics, and the rhetoric of transformation of a religious minority in Greece
Cyril Isnart
pages 133-149
Energy and transformation in alternative pilgrimages to Catholic shrines: deconstructing the tourist/pilgrim divide
Anna Fedele
pages 150-165
Coping with ambiguous relationships: sex, tourism, and transformation in Cuba
Valerio Simoni
pages 166-183
Watching narratives of travel-as-transformation in The Beach and The Motorcycle Diaries
Sofia Sampaio
pages 184-199
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