Upcoming Events

Friday, May 1

        Colloquium featuring Bert Gordon
        Title: Tourism and "Heritage":
              The Maginot Line

        [read more]

June 24 - June 26, 2015

        International Conference, University of Geneva, Switzerland
        Title: Worlds of Desire: The Eroticization of Tourist Sites
                La Fabrique des Lieux de Désir: l’érotisation des lieux touristiques
        [read more]

Curriculum Announcement

       The SOAS, University of London, announces the SOAS MA in the
       Anthropology of Tourism and Travel [read more]


From the Conference - Tourism Imaginaries/Imaginaires Touristiques

In press. Tourism Imaginaries: Anthropological Approaches. Noel Salazar and Nelson Graburn (eds.) London & New York: Berghahn [Available in 2014]

In preparation. Tourism Imaginaries at the Disciplinary Crossroads: Places, Practices, Media. Maria Gravari-Barbas and Nelson Graburn (eds.) Farnham UK: Ashgate

2012 “Tourist Imaginaries/Imaginaires Touristiques” Special issue of Via@ International Interdisciplinary Review of Tourism [7 languages] 1 (1) Maria Gravari-Barbas and Nelson Graburn (eds.)

2011 “Imagined Landscapes of Tourism” Special issue of Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change 9 (3). Nelson Graburn and Maria Gravari-Barbas (eds.)


By our Members

Jenny Chio, A Landscape of Travel: The Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China (University of Washington, 2014).


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