PhD Summer School | Critical Tourism Studies | June 14 – 23, 2023 | Wageningen, The Netherlands

This summer school will enable PhD students to unravel the multiple relations surrounding tourism and its development in a range of settings, equipping students with a nuanced appreciation of the social and cultural dimensions of power manifest in tourism destination development, in tandem with an appreciation of the production and material aspects of tourism and mobility. These will be embedded with an understanding of the forces of structural power that characterize twenty-first century capitalism and globalization. The course is organized around theories that link tourism with poststructuralist, relational, and political ecology scholarship. Thus, it moves beyond theories on tourism as a social construct and industry, drawing on different disciplines (history, philosophy, political sociology, geography, economics) to rethink the relation between tourism and the world.

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