NS29 Workshop 04

29th Nordic Symposium on Tourism and Hospitality Research
Shaping mobile futures: Challenges and possibilities in precarious times

21-23 September 2021



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Title: Philosophizing Tourism in Troubling Times

Organisers: Adam Doering, Ana María Munar, Bryan Grimwood, Kellee Caton and Kumi Kato

Affiliation: Wakayama University, Copenhagen Business School, Waterloo University and Thompson Rivers University



At once embodied and intellectual, a philosophical engagement invites critical reflection transforming our understandings of self and others, connections with living land and seascapes, and raises new questions concerning our relationship with the material world. In today’s troubling times, it is important to think philosophically—in the present—if we wish to truly create alternative sustainable tourism futures.

This workshop invites tourism and hospitality scholars, who have a passion or emerging interest in philosophical conversation and writing, to co-create a multimedia online project. Titled, Philosophizing Tourism, this project is envisioned as a collaborative open-source curated collection of philosophical thought in tourism and hospitality to be used in research and education.

The multimedia outlet will comprise pre-prints and essays, links to philosophical readings, and interviews with tourism authors that will be shared through an online forum which can be shared open-source combined with new multimedia resources. The objective is to make Philosophizing Tourism more easily accessible to a broader audience, especially within tourism education.


To present at the workshop, send us a reflection of max. 400 words, using the button below, considering:

  • What philosophical work have you published that you would you like to share with a broader tourism audience?
  • What philosopher or philosophical approach has inspired that work? Tell us a little about how has this influenced the way you think and live and how you understand tourism/hospitality?

If you have not yet published philosophical work in tourism but have a philosophical interest you are very much welcome to participate in the workshop and to contribute to the different activities.



This workshop is supported by the Critical Tourism Studies network. For questions regarding this workshop or Philosophizing Tourism, please email: Adam Doering, Associate Professor, Wakayama University, adoering@wakayama-u.ac.jp and Ana María Munar, Associate Professor, Copenhagen Business School, anm.mpp@cbs.dk


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