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LINGUIST List 22.2007

Tue May 10 2011

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Philosophy of Language/Italy

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Gaetano Sabato , Tourist Spaces: Between Practices and Theories

Message 1: Tourist Spaces: Between Practices and Theories
Date: 09-May-2011
From: Gaetano Sabato <gaetano.sbtin.it>
Subject: Tourist Spaces: Between Practices and Theories
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Full Title: Tourist Spaces: Between Practices and Theories

Date: 07-Jul-2011 - 09-Jul-2011
Location: Palermo - Sicily, Italy
Contact Person: Stefano Montes
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://portale.unipa.it/beniculturali/home/News/news_0011.html

Linguistic Field(s): Philosophy of Language; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Jun-2011

Meeting Description:

Tourist Spaces: Between Practices and Theories
International Conference
University of Palermo, July 7-8-9, 2011

This conference represents the second phase of a joint reflection, conducted by anthropologists, semioticians and geographers, on the issue of tourist theories and practices. During the first conference (Tourism belongs to whom? Exploring tourism in theory and practice), we focused on the disciplinary constitution of tourism itself and on theories and practices characterizing it according to the respective declinations offered by specific disciplines. Along with participants, we intend now, during this second conference, to question the modalities according to which tourist spaces are lived, analyzed and interpreted. In this direction, the interventions not only of anthropologists and geographers, but also of other specialists (semioticians, linguists, sociologists, philosophers, cultural and literary theorists, etc.) are particularly welcome to examine different tourist phenomena (and/or the viewpoints used to approach them) starting from the perspective of space. The fundamental principle upon which we wish to base our interrogation is founded on a precise semio-anthropological conception of space. Besides being an abstract concept, in our perspective space constitutes an active element of cultural modeling: space is not a neutral container within which human actions are accomplished independently from its cultural shaping, but a real and true meaningful feature contributing to structure human actions and give them sense inside a society.

Participants can present their own analyses concerning tourist spaces, freely emphasizing reflections on theoretical principles, on more specific issues, or even crossing theoretical-practical perspectives. To this end, we summarize some hypothetical subjects to be explored, among others, during the conference: tourist spaces as spaces of (inter)action; spaces and nonplaces; tourist spaces and communication/signification; spaces and tourist's knowledge; tourist rituality and space; tourist space and otherness; tourism and the reinvention of spaces; from tourist spaces to written or visual texts; tourist spaces and nomadism; spaces and tourist attractiveness; new museums and spatial configurations; commercial centres as potential tourist spaces; natural parks as cultural spaces; planning hospitality policies and tourist spaces; tourist spaces and body/emotions; tourism and waiting spaces; new spaces of tourism; quest for authenticity and space; nature and culture in tourist spaces; etc.

Call for Papers:

Abstract: 250-300 words.
Working languages of the conference are Italian, English and French.
Communications: 30 minutes.
Participation is free.
Travel costs, accommodation expenses and meals are covered by participants or their institutions.
A book publication is planned.

Send proposals to: Stefano Montes (montes.stefanotiscalinet.it)

Deadline for submitting abstracts: June 10, 2011.

Organisation: Dipartimento di Beni Culturali, Storico-Archeologici, Socio-Antropologici e Geografici
University of Palermo
Viale delle Scienze, 90128, Palermo, Italy

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