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Frontiers of tourism

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Published on Tuesday, July 04, 2017 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

The event aims to allow young researchers to share their views about their productions with experienced researchers. This study proposes several areas of research: temporal frontiers of tourism; spatial frontiers of Tourism; new practices at the frontiers of tourism; from new actors to new frontiers in tourism; disciplinary frontiers within tourism studies.

Announcement

Argument

Tourism in its actual form questions frontiers on various ways. As an unnecessary phenomenon (Urbain, 2011) which is particularly indicative of our society, it touches upon a range of practices deployed in space and time and involves various actors who interact within or beyond their cultural frames. For a long time, tourism has been examined from multiple disciplinary perspectives (geography, economy, sociology, etc.) and seems to be a familiar object for social sciences. However, it is far from an immutable phenomenon that changes and is continually reinvented, according to our societies' evolutions, aspirations, and interests of the individuals that shaped them, as well as territories where tourism takes place. Key elements usually contributing to tourism definition such as time, space, practices, actors and cultures are indeed in mutation, thus challenging the limits between categories that define a constantly changing phenomenon. In this regard, a recently observed tendency is that of an affirmation of post-tourism as theorized by John Urry (1995), consisting of a difficulty to distinguish between tourism in its classic sense and everyday life because of their organic interrelation. Which invites us to question the limit between tourism activities on the one hand, which are supposed to be extraordinary, and everyday activities. In our

daily lives, as well as in geography, the term « frontier » has multiple meanings. In the military vocabulary, it refers to a contact zone with enemy forces - front -; but it also has a political sense referring to a state's territory limit based on natural obstacles or arbitrary decisions. It is more generally a dividing line between two different entities that it separates. However and far from necessarily meaning a closure, frontiers mark a discontinuity also permitting exchanges. Finally, it refers in the figurative sense to spaces to discover or conquer and so to the different steps taken in human knowledge.

Questioning the frontiers of tourism thus implies for young searchers to be interested in the limits between tourism and non-tourism about the elements that structure this phenomenon. The point is, on the one hand, to try and delineate this multi-dimensional, complex and in perpetual mutation object. This must be done regarding space, time, actors as well as cultures. On the other hand, it would be interesting to explore the polysemy of « frontier,» as the term has a heuristic value. It prompts researchers to engage with liminal situations or in other words with limits of their research object, while at the same time encouraging them to take an interest in contact zones with other topics. Indeed, if frontiers are sometimes based on observable facts (« natural » frontiers), they may also be based on arbitrary assumptions (artificial borders), the questioning of which allows reaching new spaces of research. Finally, the theme of frontiers of tourism also touches disciplinary limits as well as limits of the means deployed to analyze this complex phenomenon.

Focus

This conference proposes several areas of research:

  • Axis 1: Temporal frontiers of tourism
  • Axis 2: Spatial Frontiers of tourism
  • Axis 3: New practices at the frontiers of tourism
  • Axis 4: From new actors to new frontiers in tourism
  • Axis 5: Cultural Frontiers in tourism
  • Axis 6: Disciplinary boundaries within tourism studies

Provisional Program

Thursday, september 7th

  • 9h - 9h30 : Welcome and Coffee
  • 9h30 - 10h : Opening

Opening words : Maria GRAVARI-BARBAS Director, EIREST 

Presentation of the conference : Organizing Committee David ABOULKHEIR, Katy DIENG, Aude LE GALLOU, Céline TASTET PhD candidates, EIREST

10am-12.30am : PANEL 1 : Tourism and definition issues : new spatial and temporal frontiers changing tourism

Chair : to be confirmed

  • ROUX Morgane, « Les pratiques de déconnexions à l’épreuve des technologies de l’information et de communication (TIC) » - Doctorante, Université de Lausanne (Suisse)
  • GIORDANO Emanuele, « Touristification de la vie nocturne et changement urbain dans le quartier de la Barceloneta » - Doctorant, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III (France)
  • BISSOU Daniel et KOUADIO Christophe, « Impact des variations climatiques sur le tourisme durable dans les localités du littoral ivoirien : Grand-Lahou » - Docteurs, Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire)
  • MOLINIE-ANDLAUER Marie-Alix, « Quelle transition entre le musée et son territoire ? Exemple du Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée (MuCEM) » Doctorante, Université Paris Sorbonne (France)
  • HÜRLEMANN Seraina, « Producing Tourist Places in Lashi Hai: Spatial transformation and socio-cultural change in North West Yunnan (China) » -Doctorante, Université de Lausanne (Suisse)

12.30pm - 2pm : LUNCH BREAK

2pm - 4pm: PANEL 2 : Tourism and territories between integration and fragmentation

Chair : to be confirmed

  • BLAISON Marjorie, « Innovation et tourisme : vers une gestion des mobilités touristiques » Doctorante, Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (France)
  • MARTINS Célia, « Frontières entre intégration et subversion territoriale du resort : le cas portugais » - Doctorante, Université de Lisbonne (Portugal)
  • EGOUNLETI Ludivine, « Tourisme en territoire stigmatisé : Le cas du processus de création d’une identité touristique au Centre International de Séjour à Aubervilliers » -Chargée de réservation au Centre International de Séjour Eugène Henaff et chercheuse indépendante en ethnologie
  • ULLOA CACERES Jorge L., « Punta Cana, une ville, deux mondes : le profond abîme socio-social entre locaux et touristes »-Master 2, Institut des Hautes Etudes de l’Amérique Latine, Université Paris III Sorbonne Nouvelle (France) 

4pm - 4.30pm : Coffee break 

4.30pm - 5.30pm : KEYNOTE SPEAKER : Johannes NOVY - School of Geography and Planning, University of Cardiff (Wales)

6pm : Opening cocktail

Friday, September 8th

9am - 11am : PANEL 3 : Tourism facing cultural frontiers : opportunity of encounters or construction of otherness ?

Chair : Aurélie CONDEVAUX

  • BOYD Nan Alamillia, « Queer Tourism and Late Capitalism in San Francisco»-Professeur, San Francisco State University (Etats-Unis)
  • WALTERS Erica, « Hunting for Truffles and Self-Truths in Perugia » -Doctorante, Université de West Chester (Etats-Unis)
  • UMOH Samuel, « Cultural Heritage and Township Tourism; A case of Valley of One Thousand Hills » - Doctorant, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban (Afrique du Sud)
  • GARCIA DE TERESA Marco, « Frontières et rituels dans le tourisme chamanique à Huautla de Jiménez (Mexique) » - Doctorant, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris /              Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana – Iztapalapa, Mexico (Mexique)

11am - 11.30am : Coffee break

11.30am - 12.30pm : Screening and exhibition  “Maasai and Otherness”

Guided visit of the exhibition«Maasai beadwork: European Beads with African Stories » with Vanessa WIJNGAARDEN - Docteur, Université de Bayreuth (Allemagne), Documentary screening « Eliamanis’ homestead »

12.30pm - 2pm : LUNCH BREAK

2pm - 4pm : PANEL 4 : The rise of new tourism actors : a practice renewal factor ?

Chair : Sébastien JACQUOT

  • ESCALLIER Christine,«De la survie d’une économie à la survie d’une identité maritime : les stratégies touristiques de la communauté de pêcheur nazaréenne » -Maître de Conférence, Université de Madère (Portugal)
  • LAMRANI Roua, « Pour un tourisme d’intelligence territoriale : la délicate question des acteurs » - Doctorante, Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion de Tanger (Maroc)
  • ALVES Daiane S., « Vers un développement participatif du tourisme. Le cas des expérimentations participatives au Brésil » -Doctorante, Université Paul Valéry Montpellier III (France)
  • LOISY Marine, « L’habitant : nouvelle pépite du tourisme ? Places et rôles des Parisiens dans les activités touristiques de la capitale » - Doctorante CIFRE, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris / Mairie de Paris (France)

4pm - 4.30pm : Coffee break

4.30pm - 5.30pm : Discussion panel : Trends and issues in researching new frontiers of tourism (participants to be confirmed)

5.30pm - 6.30pm : Field trip Visit of Cité Universitaire’s surrounding area accompanied by Greeters and commented by Marine Loisy.

Saturday, September 9th 

9am - 11.30am : SESSION 5 : New practices leading to new methods for tourism studies

Chair : Francesca COMINELLI

  • PREUIL Sébastien, « Tourisme solidaire et volontourisme dans la province de Siem Reap : des visites et actions éthiques aux frontières du tourisme ? » - Docteur en Géographie, Université de Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (Paris)
  • SALLENAVE Léa, « Le ‘Grenoble Street Art Fest’, vecteur d’un tourisme in nourri de pratiques off » - Doctorante, Université de Genève (Suisse)
  • GEFFROY Valérian, « Tourisme ou mode de vie? Réflexions sur l'engagement dans les pratiques touristico-sportives » - Doctorante, Université de Lausanne (Suisse)
  • APCHAIN Thomas, « L'influence du tourisme sur la construction du discours journalistique. Enquête sur le traitement médiatique des favelas de Rio de Janeiro pendant l'organisation des Jeux- Olympiques 2016 » - Doctorant, Université Paris-Descartes (France)
  • SANCHEZ Lionel, « Le tourisme culturel, entre frontière symbolique et pratiques culturelles nouvelles » -Chercheur associé au Centre de Recherches sur les Sociétés et Environnements en Méditerranée (CRESEM), Université de Perpignan Via Domitia (France)

11.30am - 12pm : Conference closing

Closing words and synthesis of RIJCT 2017 : Maria GRAVARI-BARBAS Director, EIREST

Places

  • Fondation Hellénique Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris - 47b Boulevard Jourdan
    Paris, France (75014)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, September 07, 2017
  • Friday, September 08, 2017
  • Saturday, September 09, 2017

Keywords

  • tourisme, interdisciplinaire, frontière

Contact(s)

  • David Aboulkheir, Aude Le Gallou, Katy Dieng, Céline Tastet (comité d'organisation RIJCT 2017)
    courriel : rijct2017 [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Céline Tastet
    courriel : rijct2017 [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« Frontiers of tourism », Conference, symposium, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, July 04, 2017, https://calenda.org/410908

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