[csaa-forum] Call for Chapters: Neo-Tribes: Consumption, Leisure and Tourism

Felicity Picken F.Picken at uws.edu.au
Wed Apr 1 10:55:42 ACST 2015

Sent on behalf of Anne Hardy - Anne.Hardy at utas.edu.au

It is with great pleasure that we announce a Call for Chapters for a new book project. We invite you to consider making a submission.

Neo-Tribes: Consumption, Leisure and Tourism

Editors: Andy Bennett 1, Anne Hardy 2 and Brady Robards 3 (eds)

1 Griffith Centre for Cultural Research, Griffith University, Australia
2 Tasmanian School of Business and Economics, University of Tasmania
3 School of Social Sciences, University of Tasmania

Neo-tribes are ephemeral, fluid and temporally situated groupings of people that are bound by a shared sense of sentiment, belonging, customs, rituals and even language. Maffesoli’s (1996) conceptualisation of the term explores the bonds and groupings that occur despite our increasingly individualistic society, as a result of specific events, projects, political agendas or activities.  Developed within the discipline of sociology, the concept has recently been applied to other contemporary contexts such as tourism, recreation, leisure and consumer culture. We are interested in consolidating existing uses of the concept, and considering ways in which the concept can be applied more broadly.

The proposed book will bring together perspectives drawn from scholars from a range of disciplines who are conducting research into the applications of neo-tribal theory. Our aim is to critically explore the concepts that underpin neo-tribal theory, using an interdisciplinary lens, through a series of theoretically informed and empirically rich chapters.  The collection will be of global appeal and will be uniquely cross-disciplinary in nature.

We invite chapter proposals on topics that include, but are not limited to:

•         Neo-tribes in popular culture
•         Neo-tribes in tourism and recreation
•         Sports fans as neo-tribes
•         Consumer culture, consumption and neo-tribes
•         Methodological experimentation with neo-tribalism
•         Theoretical reflection on neo-tribes
•         The role of the internet in mediating neo-tribes

Chapter proposals should be between 300-500 words in length and should be emailed to Anne Hardy at Anne.Hardy at utas.edu.au<mailto:Anne.Hardy at utas.edu.au> by 31 May 2015.

We welcome proposals from Early Career Researchers, PhD students as well as mid and late career academics.

Due to the our desire to draw together scholars from a range of disciplines, the editors have chosen to call for chapter proposals as our initial phase and will assemble a compelling book proposal for scholarly publication following this, in order to reflect the scope and diversity of research pertaining to neo-tribes. Chapter proposals will then be submitted to a well-respected international scholarly publisher.

We look forward to hearing from you,

Dr Felicity Picken | School of Social Sciences and Psychology |

University of Western Sydney

Locked Bag 1797, Penrith, NSW 2750 |Ph: +61 02 4736 2080

Book Review Editor Tourist Studies, Sage



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