CFP Liminal Tourism RGS-IBG Annual Conference
Call For Papers:
RGS-IBG Annual Conference, Tuesday 28 August to Friday 31 August 2018, Cardiff University, Cardiff.
CFP: Liminal landscapes in Tourism
Sponsored by the Geographies of Leisure and Tourism Research Group
Session conveners ; Robert S. Bristow, Westfield State University, USA, Ian S. Jenkins, University of Iceland
Liminality has recently gained the attention of tourism scholars (Preston-Whyte, 2004; Pritchard, & Morgan, 2006; Andrews & Roberts, 2012; Brooker & Joppe, 2014). The transitional time and space for the tourist experience is an important one to understand since it has a great impact on the overall encounter. Yet the shear nature of liminality is generally so abstract that only recently has research attempted to explore the relationship in tourism.
Liminality is anthropologically associated with Rites of Passage (van Gennep, 1960). Turner (1974) refined liminality as the edge of everyday life. Similar to a tourist experience, the chance to break away from the norms of daily life is an important aspect of tourism. Liminality is a logical transition for tourists since they are leaving the comfort of home to travel to some unknown experience. This frequently reflects the period and space in the anticipation and travel to/from phases of the experience (Clawson and Knetsch, 1966; White and White, 2003; and Lew, 2012).
We invited contributions that explore how liminal landscapes are viewed in travel and tourism.
Please send; an abstract of no more than 250 words, name, email contact and affiliation to Rob at email@example.com and Ian at firstname.lastname@example.org or dr.isjenkins@gmail. The deadline for submissions is the 2nd February 2018. If you have any questions or concerns please be in touch.