A Special Issue in Tourism Geographies
Affective Attunements in Tourism Studies
Dorina-Maria Buda -&- Jennie Germann Molz
Dorina-Maria Buda -&- Jennie Germann Molz
Tourism Geographies Vol. 23, No. 4, August 2021 - SPECIAL ISSUE: Affective Attunements (tentative)
- Introduction (forthcoming)
- Jim Crow journey stories: African American driving as emotional labor - Derek H. Alderman, Kortney Williams & Ethan Bottone - African-American travel, atmosphere, automobility, emotional labor, Jim Crow, racism, white supremacy
- Tourists’ savoring of positive emotions and place attachment formation: a conceptual paper - Nanxi Yan & Elizabeth A. Halpenny - Savoring, positive emotion, place attachment, tourism experience, broaden-and-build theory, tourist behaviour, destination image
- The ‘MeBox’ method and the emotional effects of chronic illness on travel - Uditha Ramanayake, Cheryl Cockburn-Wootten & Alison J. McIntosh - tourism, chronic illness, hospitality, creative visual research, elderly, MeBox methodology
- Attuning to the affective in literary tourism: Emotional states in Aberystwyth, Mon Amour - Jon Anderson & Kieron Smith - literature, geography, affect, relationality, creative tourism
- Presence in affective heritagescapes: connecting theory to practice. - Katherine Burlingame - Heritagescapes, landscape phenomenology, emotion, affect, presence, visitor experience, heritage management, Birka, Vikings
- Decolonising the ‘autonomy of affect’ in volunteer tourism encounters - Phoebe Everingham & Sara Catherine Motta - Volunteer tourism, affect, intimacy, emotions, encounter, more-than representational, decolonial feminist theory, Ecuador, neo-colonialism, neoliberalism
- Self-love emotion as a novel type of love for tourism destinations - Dimitra Margieta Lykoudi, Georgia Zouni & Markos Marios Tsogas - Self-love, destination love, love, emotions, travel behaviour, demographics, repeat visitation, destination marketing
- Beyond ‘a trip to the seaside’: exploring emotions and family tourism experiences - Catherine Kelly - Family-tourism, memorable-tourism-experiences, family holidays, coast, existential-authenticity, interpersonal-authenticity, emotions, wellbeing, sea, quality-time
- Dystopian dark tourism: affective experiences in Dismaland, Tourism - OPEN ACCESS - Maria Sofia Pimentel Biscaia & Lénia Marques - Affect, dark tourism, dystopia, Dismaland, Banksy
- Affective entanglements with travelling mittens - OPEN ACCESS - Outi Kugapi & Emily Höckert - Handicrafts, craft tourism, affect, non-representational theory, materiality, care, relationality, autoethnography
- Summers of war. Affective volunteer tourism to former war sites in Europe - OPEN ACCESS - Siri Driessen - Volunteer tourism, voluntourism, affect, emotion, war sites, war tourism, place experience, dark tourism - [tourism places article]
- Mexican women’s emotions to resist gender stereotypes in rural tourism work - Isis Arlene Díaz-Carrión & Paola Vizcaino - rural tourism, tourism work, gender stereotypes, women’s emotions, Mexico, Latin America
- Feeling opulent: adding an affective dimension to symbolic consumption of themes - Namita Roy & Ulrike Gretzel - affect, emotion, symbolic consumption, opulence, luxury, themed experience
Original Call For Papers
Tourism researchers have begun to focus more intently on tourists’ embodied performances, affective attunements, and multisensuous encounters with people and places while on the move (Bialski, 2012; Birenboim, 2015; Buda 2015; Crouch & Desforges, 2003; Picard & Robinson, 2012; Saul & Waterton, 2018). Our Special Issue seeks to further this interest considering connections between emotions, feelings, affects and senses in tourism. The increasing popularity of various forms of experiential tourism has brought scholars’ attention to the crucial role emotions play in tourism. These studies reveal that tourists often travel to feel certain feelings, such as the adrenaline rush produced by adventure tourism (Buckley, 2016), the sense of grief or anger that accompanies slum tourism (Holst, 2018), feelings of intimacy, hope, or guilt kindled through volunteer tourism (Mostafanezhad, 2011; Everingham, 2016; Germann Molz, 2016; Guiney, 2018), or sentiments like shock, sadness or outrage that can be catalyzed by dark tourism (Buda, d’Hauteserre & Johnston, 2014). So, too, have the emotional labor of tourism work (Heimtun, 2016; Veijola & Jokinen, 2008) and the affective dimension of doing tourism research (Pocock, 2015) sensitized tourism researchers to the significance of emotion in understanding tourism in all its complexity. These studies offer rich insights into the ambivalent desires, affective flows and emotional geographies that shape and are shaped by tourism, and provide a foundation for further advancement into this emerging theoretical and empirical terrain. This special issue invites papers that will contribute to a deeper understanding of emotional, affective and sensuous phenomena in tourism studies.
The major questions that we want to address in this Special Issue center on ways that travel and tourism are connected to the affective/affectual, emotive/emotional, and/or sensuous. Moreover, what can be gleaned from disciplines such as geography, sociology, tourism, mobility and cultural studies that may provide analytic traction or generate conceptually and empirically productive transformations in tourism studies? Following Sara Ahmed (2013), we encourage paper submissions to address the question: What do embodied emotions, feelings, senses and affects do in tourism? Submissions can examine individual emotions (fear, joy, happiness, pride, shame and the like), or senses working, consciously or at other than conscious levels, alone or in concert. They can address more broadly theoretical and methodological co-creations and co-performances of emotions, feelings and senses in tourism studies.
Potential themes we seek to address in this special issue include:
Guidance for Contributors: Please submit expression of interests comprising of an abstract of 250 words (excluding references), and a list of highlights with the main contribution of the paper in the form of 3 to 5 bullet points (max. 200 words), along with a short biography (including recent and significant publications) to the guest editors at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com by 28th September 2018. We will communicate decisions by 15th October 2018 or sooner. Full papers would be due to the guest editors for initial review by 15th February 2019. Tourism Geographies author guidelines and review process will apply to all manuscripts <http://www.tgjournal.com/notes-for-authors.html>.