About the conference

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON TOURISM, ETHICS  AND GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP: CONNECTING THE DOTS

3-6 July 2017
Apeldoorn, the Netherlands

Only recently have we witnessed the inclusion of ethics and global citizenship in tourism debates. The freedom of movement, the right to travel and simultaneously the rise of a multitude of alternative forms of tourism provide sufficient justification to discuss the manifold relationships between tourism, ethics and global citizenship in more detail during this event. Although these concepts have been studied by various disciplines and as phenomena in their own right, in order to connect the dots in contemporary political and sociological thinking, it is important that scholars from different disciplines converse and debate in person. There is a need for understanding the relations and effects between the way we, as tourists or hosts, interact with each other and the environment and how people reflect on these encounters in terms of, for example, hospitality, inequality, human rights, and mobility.

First International Conference on Tourism, Ethics & Global Citizenship
To understand the relations and effects between the way we, as tourists or hosts, interact with each other and the environment and how people reflect on these encounters, Saxion University of Applied Sciences will be hosting its first International Conference on Tourism, Ethics & Global Citizenship: Connecting the Dots on 3-6 July 2017 in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. The conference is organised jointly with Wageningen University and NHTV Breda University of Applied Sciences.

We invite all to engage in this cross-disciplinary debate
The conference aims to strengthen the academic and professional networks that are necessary to push forward the discussions of tourism’s manifold intersections with existing and emergent ethical approaches and forms of citizenship, and to discuss these concepts to apply new insights in our research, policy documents and daily practices. Therefore, we invite all those working in tourism and hospitality studies, philosophy, business and management, culture and media studies, education, anthropology, sociology, psychology, geography, sports and leisure studies, heritage studies and related fields to partake in this cross-disciplinary dialogue.

Themes
The following themes offer guidance for abstract submissions:

  • Tourism practices and the moral debate
  • Tourism and global citizenship
  • Tourism, borders and security
  • Tourism and human rights
  • Tourism (im)mobilities
  • Tourism and moral consumption
  • Tourism and lifestyle politics
  • Tourism, ethics and (social) responsibility
  • Ethics in (hospitality) management and marketing
  • Tourism education, ethics and global citizenship

We call for innovative ideas, concepts and methodological approaches that connect and push forward tourism’s manifold intersections with ethical approaches and forms of citizenship and ways to put our insights into practice.

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