Call for Papers

We are seeking papers for the following panel at the 18th IUAES World Congress
Indigenous Expertise on Heritage Tourism

18th IUAES World Congress, 16-20 July 2018
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil

Paper proposals can be submitted here: [here]

Conference website with additional information: [here]

18th IUAES World Congress, 16-20 July 2018
Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil

Yujie Zhu (Australian National University, Australia)
Nelson Graburn (Univesity of California, Berkeley, USA)

The anthropology of tourism has been strongly influenced by the hegemonic power of the knowledge system driven by the domination of English, the world institutional hierarchy and national education systems. However, over the last few decades, indigenous scholars from different parts of the world, such as Hui and Naxi in China, Indios in Brazil and Mexico, “Tribals” in India or the Inuit from Canada are no longer passive recipients of these consequences as part of global processes (Graburn 1976). Rather, they play a significant role in de-essentializing global anthropology by “building non-hegemonic anthropological practices” (Riberio and Escobar 2006).

In this panel, we will examine the role of indigenous expertise (particularly from non-western countries) in shaping the landscape of heritage tourism in their homelands. Why are they motivated to study the anthropology of tourism and take their homelands as research objects? How do they pursue their fieldwork as familiar strangers? How do they contribute to the global discourse of the anthropology of tourism while ensuring funding support and job security in their own countries? What are the impacts of their research on both knowledge building and practices on the ground? With these questions in mind, this panel will reflect on the dynamic power relation between central hegemony discourses (driven by both Anglophone scholarship and national interests) and peripheral indigenous (or ethnic minority) practices.

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        Nelson Graburn
        Yujie Zhju      

Practical information
Papers for this panel can be presented in English, Portuguese, Spanish or French
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CFP deadline: 28 February 2018 (notification by 15 March 2018)
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