MOBILITIES SEMINAR: Interrogating criticality in tourism analysis (3)

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  • Time: 4-5.30pm

CRITICAL MOBILITIES THEORY SERIES

Seminar Three: “Unlonely Planet: Entangling for Good in Tourism Nature Cultures” (31 May 2022, @16:00-17:30)

Kellee Caton, Professor, Thompson Rivers University (kcaton@tru.ca).

Abstract:  The presentation is a moral-epistemic exploration in the context of tourism and nature, which draws insights from the Professor Caton’s previous research on the moral gaze in tourism and from her new research area of “too late tourism”. This new focus draws on the work of Donna Haraway and other New Materialists, as well as philosophies and geographies of apocalypticism to explore how sensory experiences of sites of environmental destruction can make us understand loss and responsibility in more helpful ways.

Discussants: Ana Maria Munar (University of Copenhagen), Graham Huggan (English, University of Leeds), Dominic Lapointe (Professor, Département d’études urbaines et touristiques, University of Quebec, Montreal, Canada), Christine Lundberg (Professor of Tourism Management, The Norwegian School of Hotel Management, University of Stavanger, Norway), Vassilios Ziakas (Associate Professor in Sport & Event Management, University of St Mark and St John: Plymouth, Devon), Ilia Alvarado-Sizzo (Associate Researcher, Institute of Geography, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).