Wednesday, June 08, 2005


CALL FOR PAPERS 7-9th September 2006 Singapore
organised byAsia Research Institute
Recent years have witnessed a seemingly relentless surge in the movement of tourists ‘of Asian origin’. Indeed, bodies such as the World Tourism Organisation (WTO), confidently predict that over the coming decades Asia will have the fastest growing population of tourists on the move in the world. Despite such predictions, very little attention has been given to the social, cultural and political implications of Asia’s transformation from mere host destination into a region of mobile consumers. Hosted by the Asia Research Institute, this workshop sets out to address this gap by offering the first sustained examination of tourism in Asia by Asian tourists.

Paper proposals including 250-word abstracts and 5-line biography should be submitted on the attached form, and sent to Dr Tim Winter by 1st November 2005. Successful applicants will be advised by 1st December and will be urged to send in a completed paper by July 1st 2006. Some funding will be available for those in the Asian Region, post-graduate students, and others unable to fund themselves. It is hoped that the workshop will lead to a publication path-breaking in both Tourism and Asian Studies.

Proposed Themes include:

Media, Popular Culture and the Packaging of Place
From Tourism to Migration to Expatriation; Identities on the move
Heritage Politics and ‘Re-Orienting’ the Past
Visions of the Exotic and the lure of Paradise
Tourism and the Urban
The State, Community and Minority; the Role of Tourism for Development
Body Economics; from Health Tourism to Contagious Diseases
Sensing the local; the Spiritual and the Corporeal

Further enquiries should be directed to Dr Tim Winter, email:
Further details and submission form see

Literature Cited

Hall, M. and Tucker, H. (2004) Tourism and Postcolonialism: contested discourses, identities and representations, London: Routledge.

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