Seminar on actor-network theory and tourism at Wageningen University.
19 April 2012, 13:00-17:00, Leeuwenborgh C62, Wageningen University
Tourism: Ordering, Materiality and Multiplicity
The recent emerging of ANT in tourism studies is linked to a growing interest in understanding tourism as a relational set of practices connecting culture, nature and technology in multifarious ways. Despite the widespread application of ANT across the social sciences no book has dealt with the practical and theoretical implications of using ANT in tourism research.
ANT and Tourism, edited by René van der Duim, Carina Ren and Gunnar Þór Jóhannesson, is the first book to critically engage with the use of ANT in tourism studies. The Cultural Geography Group at Wageningen University has thus organised an international seminar in order to present the book and its main tenets to the wider public.
13.00 hrs. Tourismscapes 2.0
Opening by René van der Duim, Wageningen University
13.20 hrs. Relational entrepreneurship
Lecture by Gunnar Þór Jóhannesson, University of Iceland
13.40 hrs. Oscypek cheese and Ontological Politics
Lecture by Carina Ren, Aalborg University
14.30 hrs. Discussion
Chair: Claudio Minca, Wageningen University
16.00 hrs. Wageningen Geography Lecture
Experiencing the Enchantment of Place and Mobility
Jørgen Ole Bærenholdt