Please see the call to participate in the session ‘Tourism Geographies’ at the IAG 2017 conference.
Session Title: Tourism Geographies
Session organiser: Deborah Che (Southern Cross University)
Given the inherently spatial aspects of tourism, geographers have contributed significantly to academic tourism studies, developing some of the most important conceptual models for explaining tourism development including resort morphology, the tourist-historic city, and the tourist area life cycle. Additionally geographers have made the most sustained contributions to the study of environmental dimensions of tourism and have been major contributors to the concepts of the sustainability of tourism and ecotourism. Hall’s (2013) review of contemporary tourism geography argues that the sub-discipline has been a significant contributor to melding and hybridity of geographic binaries, including the applied vs. theoretical and physical vs. human, and to the development of more critical applied geographies of environmental change.
Even though it has been at the core of tourism studies and also strengthened geography department enrolments where it has been offered, tourism geography ironically has been somewhat peripheral in academic geography. This status is despite the size of the tourism industry and the potential for tourism research to connect social, cultural, economic, physical and environmental geography (Gibson 2008). In this 2008 and subsequent 2009 and 2010 Progress in Human Geography reports, Gibson emphasizes that tourism geography produces critical, cutting-edge, synthetic and boundary-transgressing work that geographers are often urged to pursue.
This session aims to highlight tourism geography at IAG 2017. This session welcomes contributions under the broad umbrella of tourism geography.
Please send your abstracts of no more than 250 words to firstname.lastname@example.org, and please also submit your abstract through the conference website https://absoluteevents.eventsair.com/QuickEventWebsitePortal/iag2017/web/ExtraContent/ContentSubPage?page=1&subPage=3 when you register.
The deadline for submitting abstracts is Wednesday, 5 April.
Gibson, C. (2008). “Locating geographies of tourism.” Progress in Human Geography 32(3): 407-422.
Gibson, C. (2009). “Geographies of tourism: Critical research on capitalism and local livelihoods.” Progress in Human Geography 33(4): 527-534.
Gibson, C. (2010). “Geographies of tourism: (Un)ethical encounters.” Progress in Human Geography 34(4): 521-527.
Hall, C. M. (2013). “Framing tourism geography: Notes from the underground.” Annals of Tourism Research 43: 601-623.
Dr. Deborah Che
Southern Cross University
Gold Coast Campus
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Coolangatta QLD 4225
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