Call for Papers: Tourism and Photography panel at the Anthropology and Photography conference
British Museum, London, UK 29th-31st May 2014
Catherine Palmer (University of Brighton)
Hazel Andrews (Liverpool John Moores University)
CFP closing date 8th January 2014
Tourism and Photography (P12)
The relationship between tourism, tourists and photography is well established and has received much critical attention in the broader tourism studies literature. This panel seeks to focus specifically on anthropological approaches to photography in tourism and invites abstracts that extend understandings of visual anthropology and material culture through touristic practices. To this end abstracts that address the following, although not restricted to these themes are sought:
1. The role of photography as ethnographic method in tourism.
2. The circulation of tourism photographs as part of a visual economy.
3. Tourism photography as narrative.
4. Tourism photography as a way of knowing and ordering.
5. The material culture of tourism photography e.g.: actual photos, camera equipment, photo albums.
6. Photographing tourists and tourism.
7. Tourism photography as embodied practice and the role of the senses/emotions.
8. The role of social media in tourism photography.
9. Tourism photography and memory.
10. The relationship between tourism photography and the natural world.
All proposals must be made via the online form that can be found on each panel page. Proposals should consist of a paper title, a (very) short abstract of <300 characters, and an abstract of 250 words.
Further details can be found at: http://www.therai.org.uk/conferences/anthropology-and-photography/