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Affective and Emotional Geographies of Tourism in Times and Places of Turmoil

Prinicpal Researcher

dr. D.M. Buda

Type of project

Rosalind Franklin Fellowship 2013/2014-2018


Exploring and understanding spatial and societal transformations through mobilities of tourism in places and times of socio-political turmoil. Critical, affectual and visceral examinations of tourism mobilities are needed to deepen understanding of society and inform the development of social policy.


  • to introduce and increase critical attention to spatial theories of affect, emotions, feelings and senses in tourism studies.
  • to increase engagement with qualitative methods.
  • to tackle a diverse range of case studies from ‘the Middle East’ to western and eastern Europe.
  • to call for and contribute to development of social policy based on the promotion of inclusive societies that value peace and wellbeing, accept diversity and differences.
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