Hospitality & tourism in the age of extremes: A biopolitical lens

The symposium sets future agendas on questions concerning the biopolitics and geopolitics of hospitality and tourism in the age of extremes.


12:00 - 12:15: Introduction: Biopolitics and social science wars on (post) human interests.

(Rodanthi Tzanelli, School of Sociology & Social Policy/Mobilities Area, Bauman Institute, University of Leeds, UK)

12:15 - 12:50: Enduring hospitality: A planetary perspective.

(Noel Salazar, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Leuven, Belgium)

12:50 – 13:00: Questions

13:00-13:35: The biopolitics of tourism territories in the age of extremes: An illustration from the Québec’s pleasure peripheries in Canada.

(Dominic Lapointe, Department of Urban Studies and Tourism, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)

13:35-13:45: Questions

13:45-14:00: Short break

14:00-14:35: Guests without hosts: The digital biopolitics of network hospitality.

(Jennie Germann Molz, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, College of the Holy Cross, MA, USA)

14:35-14:45: Questions

14:45-15:20: Deliberating on hospitality/tourism biopolitics: A discussant’s perspective.

(Claudio Minca, Department of History and Cultures, University of Bologna, Italy)

15:20-16:00: General discussion

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