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Affect and Emotion in Tourism

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ISBN 9781032273136
March 31, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
332 Pages

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Book Description

Bringing affect and emotion to the forefront of tourism studies, this book presents a new generation of scholars who consolidate emerging affective approaches and establish a route for scholarship that examines the roles of emotion and affect in tourism.

Attuning to affect and emotion, this book steers the affective turn to encompass touring bodies and tourism places. Engaging the concept of affect as a constitutive element of social life often leaves academics grasping for terminology to describe something that is, by its very nature, beyond words. For this reason, as evident in the four interconnected sections of this volume, studying affect poses a significant and fruitful challenge to the status-quo of social scientific method and analysis. From African-American emotional labour while travelling, to visiting Banksy’s Dismaland park, to affective heritagescapes, self-love, and travelling mittens, and across socio-spatial theories of emotions, decolonial feminist theory, and atmospheric politics, this book demonstrates the epistemic and empirical richness of affective tourism.

Along with the contributors to this volume, the editors make a case for thinking about emotions and affects through collective and individual practices as interrelated shaping tourism encounters in and with places. That is, to break it down as doing, and as shared between bodies and places through the doing. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Tourism Geographies.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Attuning to affect and emotion in tourism studies  Part 1: Emotion, Work and Power 1. Jim Crow journey stories: African American driving as emotional labor  2. Decolonising the ‘autonomy of affect’ in volunteer tourism encounters  3. Mexican women’s emotions to resist gender stereotypes in rural tourism work  Part 2: Feeling Places 4. Presence in affective heritagescapes: connecting theory to practice  5. Beyond ‘a trip to the seaside’: exploring emotions and family tourism experiences  6. Dystopian dark tourism: affective experiences in Dismaland  7. Summers of war. Affective volunteer tourism to former war sites in Europe  8. Traveler sensoryscape experiences and the formation of destination identity  Part 3: Symbolic Sentiments  9. Feeling opulent: adding an affective dimension to symbolic consumption of themes  10. Tourists’ savoring of positive emotions and place attachment formation: a conceptual paper  11. Self-love emotion as a novel type of love for tourism destinations  Part 4: Affective Epistemologies  12. The ‘MeBox’ method and the emotional effects of chronic illness on travel  13. Attuning to the affective in literary tourism: Emotional states in Aberystwyth, Mon Amour.  14. Affective entanglements with travelling mittens  Conclusion Affective Railway Journeys in an Age of Extremes

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Dorina-Maria Buda conducts interdisciplinary research focusing on the interconnections between tourist spaces, people and emotions in times and places of socio-political conflicts. She conducts ethnographic work in such places of on-going turmoil like Jordan, Israel and Palestine. She is the author of Affective Tourism: Dark Routes in Conflict.

Jennie Germann Molz teaches courses on emotion, social theory, travel and tourism, and family life at the College of the Holy Cross. She is the author of The World is Our Classroom: Extreme Parenting and the Rise of Worldschooling and Travel Connections: Tourism, Technology and Togetherness in a Mobile World.