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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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Tourism Solidarities: From Self to Other and Anthropology [Anthropology of Tourism Commission]


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: from 30 Aug 11:00 to 31 Aug 11:45


Room 3.130

Is tourism all about the I and the eyes? What does tourism do for the self, the other and the we? Does tourism unite or divide people and groups whether host, guest or self? How has the shift in the anthropology of tourism to examine tourism imaginaries and tourist mobilities impacted on the anthropology of community? This panel welcomes papers that consider some of the above questions through an ethnographic and/or theoretical engagement with tourist practices such as: voluntourism, sustainable development and tourism, compassionate tourism, solidarity tourism and political tourism. Panelists might want to engage historically with the shifts in tourism practices from mass tourism to de-differentiated niche tourism and even virtual tourism. Is this a shift from dysfunctional practice by sun-tanned destroyers of culture to sympathetic responsible engagement with the Other? Predicated upon difference, and paid for through economics, how does the cultural dynamics of tourism, its ethics and ethnics, its technologies and mediations, inform anthropological debate on the human nature of the singular and the plural? We welcome submissions engaging with the above topics and issues, but also those that use related material to give fresh insights on solidarity, community and individuality in the anthropology of tourism.


  • 30 Aug 11:00 - 12:45 P 69.1
    • Dr. Banaszkiewicz, Magdalena (Faculty of International and Political Studies)
    • Dr. Skinner, Jonathan (University of Roehampton)
  • 30 Aug 13:45 - 15:30 P 69.2
    • Dr. Banaszkiewicz, Magdalena (Faculty of International and Political Studies)
    • Dr. Skinner, Jonathan (University of Roehampton)
  • 31 Aug 10:00 - 11:45 P 69.3
    • Dr. Banaszkiewicz, Magdalena (Faculty of International and Political Studies)
    • Dr. Skinner, Jonathan (University of Roehampton)

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All travelers eat and drink while on a journey – that obvious and important statement is very rarely researched by tourism anthropologists and food anthropologists There is than a significant niche in the literature concerning that issue, and it is hard to find any comprehensive research papers on what and why tourists eat or do not eat, how they react to certain dishes, what kind of culinary ex ... More
Presented by Prof. Karolina BUCZKOWSKA-GOŁĄBEK on 30/8/2019 at 12:20
Ethnic tourism in Hui society has developed under the governmental initiative that aims to redress the gap between the rich coastal areas and the poor inland areas and to develop the national identity of the Chinese nation. However, non-Muslim tourists have been unwelcome guests for Hui Muslims. Hui Muslims tended to have an exclusive attitude toward Han Chinese historically because of the ethnic ... More
Presented by Dr. Masashi NARA on 30/8/2019 at 14:05
How to approach the complex modes of belonging that unfold through tourism mobilities and imaginaries without neither imposing reductive categories on individuals nor negating the cultural traditions and socio-economic realities of these? Building on contemporary ethnographic research as well as on theoretical debates that have evolved particularly since the 1970s, this paper makes a proposition f ... More
Presented by Dr. Hannah WADLE on 30/8/2019 at 15:05
In the Sacred Valley of Peru spiritual tourism is becoming an increasingly popular form of tourism. International tourists, especially from North America and Europe, now travel to the Valley not only to experience the Andean geography and its abundant “spiritual energies,” but also to discover new dimensions of their “self.” This tourist’ self is often experienced as in disharmony, and t ... More
Presented by Dr. Annelou YPEIJ
Through analysis of the historical facts, historical representations and present context of these Jurchen descendants to construct their screened memory practice. The reconstruction of important historical fragments is an important means for these Jurchen descendants to condense, distinguish and strengthen their cultural identity. The Wanyan clan makes use of their own ""Jurchen"" or Manchu identi ... More
Presented by Dr. Tian YANG on 31/8/2019 at 10:20
In the recent years, there has been a rise in the popularity of tours organized to the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ). In 2018 the number of visitors reached 63 thousands, which was almost twice as many as in 2016 (a year of 30th jubilee of the disaster). The CEZ is a displaced area under the strict control of the State responsible for its security. However after the Chernobyl disaster some evacua ... More
Presented by Dr. Magdalena BANASZKIEWICZ on 30/8/2019 at 12:00
This presentation is about how Horace Walpole is re-animated by guides and stewards in Strawberry Hill House. It looks at how (queer) heritage is constructed, articulated and presented, and how Walpole’s sexuality is raised with or by the public. To what extent is the guide a reflection or projection of Walpole? How does Walpole ‘inhabit’ Strawberry Hill House centuries after his death? This ... More
Presented by Dr. Jonathan SKINNER on 30/8/2019 at 13:45
Ethno-tourism is one of the perspective directions of preservation of ethno-cultural heritage and identity of the nations of Tatarstan. Representatives of various cultural, linguistic and ethno-confessional communities live in the Republic of Tatarstan. The ethnic diversity of Tatarstan, the growing interest in traditional culture questions and ethnic homeland, religious revival, the development o ... More
Presented by Dr. Nadezhda RYCHKOVA on 30/8/2019 at 11:40
The beginnings of Romanian niche tourism on the shores of the Black Sea are to be found in the Bulgarian town of Balcic, and the oldest, southern city in Romania, Mangalia. During the early days of the communist era, young families chose Mamaia Village as an inexpensive option for mass, state-sponsored tourism. Following the return of Balcic to Bulgaria in 1940, the urbanization of Mangalia which ... More
Presented by Ruxandra PETRINCA on 30/8/2019 at 9:00
Reality tours (Higgins-Desbiolles 2010) – sometimes also called solidarity tours (Mahrouse 2008) – are considered one of the forms of justice tourism (Scheyvens 2002), whose goal is to counter global injustice. These tours, which skillfully address a tourist need for ‘hot authenticity’ (Selwyn 1996), aim to make tourists politically aware and engaged in the struggles of oppressed groups. I ... More
Presented by Dr. Natalia BLOCH on 30/8/2019 at 14:25
This paper aims to re-examine the concept of ""the community"" in the context of tourism through the case of Boracay Island, Philippines. This case will show two opposite reactions of the people and the emerging community in the island during the ongoing crisis and drastic change of Boracay Island. Boracay island is one of the world’s most popular beach resorts set in a beautiful natural envir ... More
Presented by Dr. Kentaro AZUMA on 30/8/2019 at 11:20
Chocianów is located on the outskirts of the Lower Silesian Wilderness, found itself within the borders of the Polish state in 1945. As a result of the resettlement and colonization action, these areas, until then inhabited by the German population, were settled by Poles coming mainly from the areas of today's Ukraine: initially from Komarna and Gródek Jagielloński. After the end of the war, th ... More
Presented by Anna DUDA on 30/8/2019 at 14:45
This paper envisions to shed light on the ‘interplay of the global and the local’ (Comaroff and Comaroff 1993) in Cyprus by focusing on the emergence and transformation of tourism discourse and related narratives, such as those concerning the ‘environment’, ‘development’ and ‘heritage’. It is an ethnographic study on tourism discourse that argues that the power of western hegemony, ... More
Presented by Dr. Evi EFTYCHIOU on 31/8/2019 at 10:00
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