Calls for papers


International Journal of Tourism Anthropology
International Journal of Tourism Anthropology


Special Issue on: "Cultural Diversity, Tourism and Development"

Guest Editor: Dr. Li Yang, Western Michigan University, USA

This special issue invites submissions that focus on cultural diversity, tourism and development. Cultural diversity is a driving force of development, not only in respect of economic growth, but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling tourism experience. However, while the promotion of cultural diversity has the potential to bring economic and social benefits, it can also significantly impact traditional culture, ways of life and the sense of identity of host communities. Identities and cultural products are reconstructed and challenged in the process of tourism development.

This issue encourages an engagement with ethnicity, identity and culture in the context of tourism policy, theory and practice. Submissions from various disciplines, including social anthropology, sociology, ethnics, human geography, history, economics, management science, politics, and tourism and leisure studies, as well as collaborative work by interdisciplinary research teams, are sought. Authors may wish to incorporate critiques of methodological and epistemological debates that present alternative accounts to dominant ideas. Both empirical and theoretical papers are welcome.

Subject Coverage
Suitable topics include but are not limited to:
  • Theorising cultural diversity and tourism
  • Ethnicity, identity and tourism
  • Tourism and ethnic minorities/aboriginal people
  • Tourism, cultural change and community development
  • Cultural representation and authenticity
  • Destination cultural and tourism policy
  • Cultural tourism and attraction development
  • Tourism, heritage and cultural preservation

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All papers are refereed through a peer review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

One-page abstract due: 20 February 2010 (extended)

Full paper due: 15 April 2010

Notification of acceptance/rejection to authors: 15 August 2010

Submission of revised manuscript: 15 October 2010

Final acceptance of manuscript: 15 December 2010