International Journal of Tourism Anthropology

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Editor in Chief: Prof. Li Cheng
ISSN online: 1759-0450
ISSN print: 1759-0442
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IJTA is a peer-reviewed international journal dedicated to advanced theory, research and practice in the field of tourism anthropology. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of tourism anthropology, IJTA encourages manuscripts from interrelated disciplines - including ethnography, ethnics, sociology, psychology, archaeology, art, linguistics, economics, politics, history, philosophy, geography, and ecology - in order to publish original, high-quality and cutting-edge research on all aspects of tourism anthropology and to offer a new, integrated perspective of the field.


 Topics covered include

  • Authenticity, identity, mobility; tourism/leisure/recreation/hospitality evolution
  • Rite and pilgrimage, acculturation and enculturation, ethnography, ethnocentrism
  • Cultural changes, cultural/interest conflicts, cross-cultural psychology
  • Globalisation, industrialisation, commercialisation, post-modernism
  • Hosts and guests, individuality, collectivity, stakeholders, community, welfare
  • Social/economic/ethical/familial roles, structure/impact, social class
  • History, memory, image, symbol, [in]tangible heritage, motivation, incentive
  • East and West, local and global nexus, rural and urban
  • Minorities, indigenous populations, folk art/customs, literature, art, museums, religion
  • Sustainability, ecology, culture, cultural brokering; events/festivals, theme parks
  • Economic/social/ecological/cultural behaviour/impact; public/government/NGOs
  • Competitive/interrelated industry behaviour/impact
  • Gender, the elderly, women, children, the disabled, health/therapy, disease, medicine
  • Terrorism, disasters, crises, politics, democracy/human rights, war, peace
  • High tech/new media impact, education and training

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IJTA is designed for the prompt publication of original and significant articles of tourism anthropology. The journal aims to help professionals in this field to make contributions, disseminate information, and learn from each other's work; to expand frontiers of knowledge in tourism anthropology; and thus to interpret and understand the evolution and impact of tourism variation in all of its forms. The international scope is emphasised in order to address cultural, religious, regional and national barriers, and to meet the needs of accelerating socioeconomic change and changes in the global economy.


Professionals, academics, students, researchers and policy-makers working in the field of tourism anthropology.


IJTA provides an international forum and a refereed, authoritative source of information in the field of tourism anthropology and other related topics. IJTA publishes original and review papers, technical reports, case studies, fieldwork reports, management reports, book reviews, notes and news. Contributions may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for special issues are welcome.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Cheng, Li, Sichuan University, China

Editorial Board Members

  • Andriotis, Konstantinos, Middlesex University, UK
  • Buzinde, Christine, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Cai, Liping A., Purdue Tourism & Hospitality Research Center, USA
  • Chick, Garry, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Chon, Kaye, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Cohen, Erik, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Corsane, Gerard, Newcastle University, UK
  • Davis, Peter, Newcastle University, UK
  • Erb, Maribeth, National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Hannam, Kevin, Leeds Beckett University, UK
  • Henderson, Karla A., North Carolina State University, USA
  • Jafari, Jafar, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA
  • Ji, Shaojun, Beijing Union University, China
  • Jolliffe, Lee, University of New Brunswick, Canada
  • Kim, Samuel Seongseop, Sejong University, South Korea
  • Korstanje, Maximiliano E., University of Palermo, Argentina
  • Leite, Naomi, University of London, UK
  • Lu, Ying (Tracy), University of Kentucky, USA
  • Mancinelli, Fabiola, University of Barcelona, Spain
  • McKercher, Bob, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Min, Han, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan
  • Nepal, Sanjay K., University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Nyaupane, Gyan, Arizona State University, USA
  • Palmer, Craig T., University of Missouri, USA
  • Peng, Zhaorong, Xiamen University, China
  • Pennington-Gray, Lori, University of Florida, USA
  • Prentice, Catherine, Griffith University, Australia
  • Romagosa, Francesc, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Salazar, Noel B., University of Leuven, Belgium
  • Schneider, Ingrid, University of Minnesota, USA
  • Stefano, Michelle L., Maryland State Arts Council, USA
  • Stone, Philip, University of Central Lancashire, UK
  • Stronza, Amanda, Texas A&M University, USA
  • Su, Ming Ming, Renmin University of China, China
  • Timothy, Dallen J., Arizona State University, USA
  • Tzanelli, Rodanthi, University of Leeds, UK
  • Wall, Geoffrey, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • Wallace, Tim, North Carolina State University, USA
  • Wang, Ning, Zhongshan University, China
  • Wang, Tingzhi, Sichuan University, China
  • Woodside, Arch G., Boston College, USA
  • Wu, Tsung-chiung (Emily), National Dong Hwa University, Taiwan
  • Xiao, Honggen, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Yang, Li, Western Michigan University, USA
  • Yang, Zhenzhi, Sichuan University, China
  • Zhang, Jie, Nanjing University, China


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