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Affective Tourism

Dark routes in conflict, 1st Edition

By Dorina Maria Buda


198 pages | 31 B/W Illus.

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This book brings together, explores and expands socio-spatial affect, emotion and psychoanalytic drives in tourism for the first time. Affect is to be found in visceral intensities and resonances that circulate around and shape encounters between and amongst tourists, local tourism representatives and places. When affect manifests, it can ‘take shapes’ in the form of emotions such as fun, joy, fear, anger and the like. When it remains a visceral force of latent bodily responses, affect overlaps with drives as expounded in psychoanalysis. The aim of the title, therefore, is to explore how and in what ways affects, emotions and drives are felt and performed in tourism encounters in places of socio-political turmoil such as Jordan, Palestine/Israel, with a detour to Iraq.

Affective Tourism is highly innovative as it offers a new way of theorising tourism encounters bringing together, critically examining and expanding three areas of scholarship: affective and emotional geographies, psychoanalytic geographies and dark tourism. It has relevance for tourism industries in places in the proximity of ongoing conflicts as it provides in-depth analyses of the interconnections between tourism, danger and conflict. Such understandings can lead to more socio-culturally and politically-sustainable approaches to planning, development and management of tourism.

This ground breaking book will be of valuable reading for students and researchers from a number of fields such as tourism studies, geography, anthropology, sociology and Middle Eastern studies.

Table of Contents

Part One: Packing and Setting Forth 1. Packing Light, Feeling Down Part Two: Arrival: Encounters with Affect, Emotion and Darkness in Tourism 2. Touring Affect 3. ‘Psychoanalysing’ Tourism Part Three: Destinations: Affective Routes in ‘Middle Eastern’ Tourism 4. Routes in Dark Tourism 5. Locating the ‘Middle East’ 6. Around Jordan – Switzerland of the Middle East 7. Crossing into the West Bank 8. ‘Between a rock and a hard place’ – Brief detour to Iraq Part Four: Re-tour 9. Conclusions 

About the Author

Dorina Maria Buda is a Rosalind Franklin Fellow and Assistant Professor in the Department for Cultural Geography at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Her scholarship in geographies of tourism revolves around interconnections between affect, emotion and psychoanalysis. Adopting a critical approach, she particularly focuses on tourism in areas of socio-political turmoil.

About the Series

Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

The aim of this series is to explore and communicate the intersections and relationships between leisure, tourism and human mobility within the social sciences.
It will incorporate both traditional and new perspectives on leisure and tourism from contemporary geography whilst also providing for perspectives from cognate areas within the development of an integrated field of leisure and tourism studies.
Also, increasingly, tourism and leisure are regarded as steps in a continuum of human mobility. Inclusion of mobility in the series offers the prospect to examine the relationship between tourism and migration, the sojourner, educational travel, and second home and retirement travel phenomena.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Hospitality, Travel & Tourism
PSYCHOLOGY / Cognitive Psychology