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Međunarodna konferencija - Journeys of Expression III: Tourism and Festivals as Transnational Practice


vrijeme: 3.3.2004. - 14.3.2004.
mjesto: Innsbruck, Austrija
organizator: Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Sheffield Hallam University u suradnji s Innsbruck based Institute for European Ethnology and Folklore

Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change, Sheffield Hallam University u suradnji s Innsbruck based Institute for European Ethnology and Folklore organizira treću u seriji konferencija o turizmu i kulturnim festivalima koja će se održati od 5. do 7. svibnja 2004. u Innsbrucku, Austrija. Rok za prijave sažetaka je 14. ožujak.
CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT CFP ends 14 March 2004 Journeys of Expression III: Tourism and Festivals as Transnational Practice Journeys of Expression III is a three day academic conference being held in Innsbruck, Austria from 5 to 7 May 2004. It is being co-organised by the Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change at Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom) and the Institute for European Ethnology and Folklore at Innsbruck University (Austria). The aim of the conference is to present and discuss a selection of case studies and theoretical approaches focusing on the relation between tourism and festivals in the context of the contemporary world(s). Why do tourists go to festivals? How do they participate? What do they experience and through which forms of symbolic or semiotic frameworks do they make this experience meaningful? Do festivals become social nodes of a transnational culture, of a "global village"? What is the meaning of the economic and symbolic exchange processes involved? How are the touristic strangers domesticated? Are there meta-narratives, and what is their ideological grounding, and their vision of the world? The conference welcomes case studies and theoretical explorations that address such questions. Themes of interest to the conference include: - tourism and festivals as transnational social phenomena; - tourism, festivals and symbolic economy within global communities; - hospitality, participation and transnational exchange; - "cultural" festivals as international institutions, utopias and doctrines; - enacting symbolic continuities of social space, time and cosmos; - festivals between the expression of power and the communication of experience; - tourism as a global geographical extension of ritual processes; - heritage, culture and nature as sacred spaces; - the challenge of internationalisation to cultural values and organisation patterns; - domesticating the alien: cooking, eating and digesting the stranger. We welcome critical contestations and discussions of such themes. Please send a 250 word abstract to Dr David Picard (d.picard@shu.ac.uk). The deadline to submit abstracts is the 14th of March 2004. Given the short notice, we will be accepting abstracts earlier to provide participants with more time. Conference convenors: Mike Robinson, David Picard, Oliver Haid Executive producer: Frederic Revaz Centre for Tourism and Cultural Change Sheffield Hallam University Howard Street - Owen Building Sheffield S1 1WB, United Kingdom Email d.picard@shu.ac.uk