Upcoming Events and Announcements

Friday, February 9

        Colloquium featuring Juliet Flower MacCannell
        Title: A Tale of Two Cities
        [read more]

Friday, February 23

        Colloquium featuring Shaqfat Hussain
        Title: The Shangrila Diaries
        [read more]

Friday, March 8

        Colloquium featuring Dean MacCannell
        Title: An Authentic Urban Imaginary Against the Tourist Urban Imagery
        [read more]

June 19-22, 2024, Paris, France

        International Conference
        Title:“Imagining Tourists and Tourism: Fiction, practices and representations.”

        [call for papers]

Publications by our Members

Tourism Imaginaries at the Disciplinary Crossroads: Place, Practice, Media. Maria Gravari-Barbas and Nelson Graburn (eds.) London: Routledge

Tourism Imaginaries: Anthropological Approaches. Noel Salazar and Nelson Graburn (eds.) London & New York: Berghahn

2012 “Tourist Imaginaries/Imaginaires Touristiques” Special issue of Via@ International Interdisciplinary Review of Tourism [7 languages] 1 (1) Maria Gravari-Barbas and Nelson Graburn (eds.)

2011 “Imagined Landscapes of Tourism” Special issue of Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change 9 (3). Nelson Graburn and Maria Gravari-Barbas (eds.)

Jenny Chio, A Landscape of Travel: The Work of Tourism in Rural Ethnic China (University of Washington, 2014). [read more]

Naomi Leite, Unorthodox Kin: Portuguese Marranos and the Global Search for Belonging. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017

Join the Working Group

The TSWG is always open to new core members. If you are engaged in academic research connected with any aspect of tourism or travel, enjoy cross-disciplinary collaboration, and will be in residence at a Northern California campus, please contact Nelson Graburn at to learn about how you can get involved.

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