Co-creating & Co-performing Tourism of Affects, Emotions, Feelings and Senses

Dorina Buda, Bettina van Hoven, Gareth Hoskins

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Abstract

“What do emotions do?” asks Sara Ahmed. Emotions, feelings, senses and affects are complex, slippery concepts. They shape, circulate between and connect bodies, they belong to individuals and to collectivities alike, they reside inside, within us and outwith when they are released outwards towards others defining the contours of different interpellated subjectivities. ‘Feelings-in-common’, collective feelings are brought about by impressions left by bodily others (Ahmed, 2004). Geographers argue that affects are intangible and ineffable yet a virtual force existing as a subsurface of latent bodily responses. Senses refer to those percepts that help tourists become aware of and interpret something through which meaning is given to the toured place. There is increasing interest in the sensuous in tourist studies (Crouch & Desforges, 2003), and our session seeks to further this interest considering connections between emotions, feelings, affects and senses in tourism. In this session, papers are invited that advance emotional, affectual and sensory geographies of tourism. Emotions, feelings, affects and senses cannot be divorced from one another and from the body, these take place within and around the body (Davidson & Milligan, 2004).

We encourage paper submissions to address the question: What do embodied emotions, feelings, senses and affects do in tourism? Submissions can examine individual emotions (fear, joy, happiness, pride, shame and the like), or senses working alone or in concert, or they can address more broadly theoretical and methodological co-creations and co-performances of emotions, feelings and senses in tourism studies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers 27/08/2014 → 29/08/2014
Publication statusPublished - 29-Aug-2014
EventAnnual International Conference Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers - England, London, United Kingdom
Duration: 27-Aug-201429-Aug-2014

Conference

ConferenceAnnual International Conference Royal Geographical Society with Institute of British Geographers
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period27/08/201429/08/2014

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