Routledge Advances in Tourism and Anthropology
This series embraces anthropology’s overarching purpose to explore and better understand the human condition in all its fascinating diversity. It aims to expand the intellectual landscape of the anthropology of tourism in relation to the social and cultural circumstances of life and living.
As people inhabit, organize, and classify the world around them they transform it into a meaningful world of places, ‘things’ and activities reflective of human culture and society. Tourism is a significant activity capable of uncovering the where, how and with what consequences individuals and communities live out their lives. This series provides a home for critical inquiry into the spaces, places, lives and relationships in and through which tourism unfolds, including non-human ‘lives’ such as nature, animals and the environment.
Spaces, places and relationships encompass the coast and the built environment; airports, hotels and cruise ships; heritage sites, museums and places of worship; virtual and simulated spaces and that of the imagination. In such places, tourism unfolds through a reshaping of time, place, history and memory into recognizable experiences; a reshaping that employs technologies and the language of anticipation, feeling and emotion to stimulate behaviour; a reshaping that reveals the values, beliefs, privilege and authority residing within. A focus on how the activity of tourism unfolds, how it is ‘used’ – embodied and experienced, memorialized and contested – provides numerous lines of enquiry.
Although anthropology provides the guiding framework, we invite contributions that draw from related area of study in support of anthropology’s holistic approach to understanding life and living. For example, philosophy, history, sociology, geography, feminist studies, gender studies, architecture, archaeology, the arts, animal studies and so forth. Contributions may be conceptual and research informed, monograph or edited collection. We also welcome Routledge focus contributions.