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27-31 August 2019
Poznań, Poland
Europe/Warsaw timezone
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The Intersections of Tourism, Migration, and Exile [Commission on the Anthropology of Tourism & Commission on the Anthropology of Migration]


Location: Poznań, Poland
Date: 28 Aug 11:00 - 15:30


Room 2.123

"The aim of the panel is to explore the intersecting terrain between the varied forms of spatial mobility. Our goal is to problematize the seemingly-fixed boundaries separating tourism, migration, and exile. We invite scholars interested in discussing how these mobilities intertwine, overlap and influence one another. Such intersections are multidimensional and multidirectional: migrants and established exiles can act as tourists; refugee communities might be the tourist attractions; migrants often work as laborers and entrepreneurs in the tourism sector; tourists, on the other hand, turn into migrant-entrepreneurs in the tourism sector or combine tourism with work. While tourism, migration and exile are usually researched and theorized separately, we believe that transcending the categorical boundaries within the anthropology of mobility and considering how differentiated distributions of power permeate them will contribute to social critiques of the way various forms of mobility are conceptualized in public discourses related to gender, class, ethnic, racial, and global inequalities (e.g. tourists from the Global North as cosmopolitan nomads versus migrants from the Global South as intruders). We hope that through deconstructing the conceptual foundations of these moral valorizations of people’s movement will enable us to built world solidarities with those whose movement is restrained. We are interested in both empirical case studies and discussions exploring how the above intersections enable us to deconstruct dichotomous classifications within mobility studies (tourists vs. migrants, migrants vs. refugees, leisure vs. work, voluntary vs. forced migration, etc.)."


  • P 25.1
    • Dr. Bloch, Natalia (Warsaw University)
    • Prof. Adams, Kathleen M. (Loyola University Chicago)
  • P 25.2
    • Dr. Bloch, Natalia (Warsaw University)
    • Prof. Adams, Kathleen M. (Loyola University Chicago)

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Tourism is embedded in the individual’s temporal and spatial life-path in complex ways and often related to other forms of temporal mobility (Urry 2002; Burns & Novelli 2008, Hall 2008). In our paper, we discuss the multidimensional, intertwined practices of professional mobility and tourism, building on two qualitative studies of highly-skilled Swedish professionals’ practices of “inter ... More
Presented by Dr. Katarzyna WOLANIK BOSTRÖM on 28/8/2019 at 9:20
For many Cubans living in Scandinavia, tourism has profoundly shaped their lives. It is the thread that weaves together the path of their mobility. This paper explores how their position vis-à-vis tourism shifts as they move from one nation context, Cuba, to another, Denmark. Most Cubans arrive in Denmark through marriage migration. Some worked in the Cuban tourism industry, and met their Danish ... More
Presented by Dr. Nadine FERNANDEZ on 28/8/2019 at 9:00
“Asian” is a versatile phrase for politicians, mass media, tourist industry, and self-identified Asian peoples themselves. It could evoke forged solidarity, commercialized nostalgia, self-affirmation or something else. The semantic layers of “being Asian” are notably thick in Singapore, i.e., a global city embracing multiethnic Asian (and non-Asian) workers and a state where Asianism is co ... More
Presented by Dr. Etsuko KATO on 28/8/2019 at 11:45
This paper is based on an ethnography conducted from winter to summer 2019 at a migrants’ reception center in Bayonne (South-West of France) and aboard long distance buses between Bayonne and Paris. As an ethnologist, I argue that paying attention to sound and music can help us to reconsider the separation between tourism, migration and exile. In France, the bus transport sector was liberalis ... More
Presented by Claire CLOUET on 28/8/2019 at 12:25
Investment as a way to get a residence permit is a strategy that in recent years has grown in Southern European countries as a way to reinvigorate national economy. In Portugal, in the first six years of the program, the foreign investment through the Golden Visa program has been almost exclusively concentrated on real estate investment. The policy grants a residence permit however, it does not re ... More
Presented by Dr. Maria DE FÁTIMA AMANTE on 28/8/2019 at 9:40
Research on transnationalism has focused on the actions carried out by both migrants and states in the process of a deterritorialized nation building. In the case of the central American country of Panama, there are two competing—somewhat mutually exclusive—narratives as to how the nation-state was built. According to the first one, the nation was built on a foundation of deterritorialized con ... More
Presented by Dr. Carla GUERRÓN MONTERO
"The Polish Diaspora is one of the smallest ethnic groups in Armenia. This minority, composed of about 300 people, has a significant impact on Armenian tourism. In my speech, I will present the results of field studies focusing on the Polish minority in Armenia and answer the question of why tourism has played an important role in Polish diaspora organizations? Poles over the years have been inv ... More
Presented by Ewelina EBERTOWSKA on 28/8/2019 at 12:45
In my presentation, I analyze an ethnographic interview with a Romanian male migrant sex worker in Berlin in order to challenge boundaries between 'migration' and 'tourism'. Traditionally, both tourism and sex work migration have been outside of the mainstream migration research, which focused on economic motives in migrations from Global South to Global North. While tourism research concerned mov ... More
Presented by Victor TROFIMOV
It is only after WWII that Samoan overseas migrant communities were formed in the urban area of the United States, New Zealand, and Australia. The overseas population of Samoans is counted more than the population in the home islands of the Independent State of Samoa (ISS), the focus of this presentation, and American Samoa. The ISS became independent in 1962 and has been economically dependent on ... More
Presented by Dr. Matori YAMAMOTO on 28/8/2019 at 10:00
Cultural diversity related to global migration is a key element of tourist attractiveness that many cities have used to transform their multi-ethnic neighborhoods into places of leisure and consumption where tourists can enjoy “the whole world in a city”. This kind of urban tourism has been often portrayed in negative terms: many authors underlined how the processes of gentrification exclude m ... More
Presented by Dr. Francesco VIETTI
"Torajan traditional culture has been studied extensively. For over half a century the region has been frequently visited by foreign tourists, travellers, anthropologists, journalists, and artists. Moreover, Toraja has been heavily influenced by migration, especially in the outward direction, since numerous people of Torajan descent live outside their homeland. My aim is to present the dynamics ... More
Presented by Anna Marta MAĆKOWIAK on 28/8/2019 at 12:05
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