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  • Neil Carr
    The Power of Place: Heritage, Archaeological and Sacred Special Issue of Recreation and Society in Africa, Asia & Latin America Guest editors: Dr. Cameron
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 8, 2011

      The Power of Place:  Heritage, Archaeological and Sacred

      Special Issue of Recreation and Society

      in Africa, Asia & Latin America


      Guest editors:  Dr. Cameron Walker (California State University, Fullerton)

                              Dr. Julie Tate-Libby  (Wenatchee Valley College, Washington)                   


      Call for papers


      This issue of Recreation and Society in Africa , Asia & Latin America invites papers on the subject of place.  Specifically, we would like to explore the issues of cultural heritage at archaeological and sacred sites in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  Cultural heritage tourism represents 40% of the world’s tourism and is growing, along with growing global concern about the conservation and preservation of heritage sites that are valued because they link the present, past and future. The experience is more than just a visit to a site; rather it is a visit to a place that is embedded in a richly textured environment and often includes local communities.  Previous research has focused on explaining the relationships between the concept of cultural heritage, and tourism to heritage and archaeological sites, but this research does not adequately consider other factors such as local community involvement in the process of conserving the sites, or their relationships with visitors. Furthermore, little attention has been given to the issue of intangible heritage, sacred places, and how local residents mitigate tourism within and around them.  A lack of practical solutions affects not only the sectors of archaeology and tourism, but also has serious ramifications for cultural issues on a global level.  For this journal issue, we invite a range of papers that explore tangible and intangible heritage as they relate to archaeological and sacred sites, community involvement, and tourism.

      Subjects we would like to see include, but are not limited to:

      1.  Cultural heritage, stakeholders and interpretation of heritage at archaeological and sacred sites.

      2.  Community involvement: case studies of local response to heritage tourism in Africa, Asia, and Latin America

      3.  Interactions within the tourism/heritage nexus

      4.  Multiple meanings of place: sacred, archaeological, and other?


      Submission Guidelines

      1. In the first instance authors are invited to submit a 400 - 500 word abstract for consideration for the special issue. Selected authors will then be asked to produce a full paper based on their abstract for potential publication subject to a favourable review process.
      2. Electronic submissions should be sent by e-mail attachment to both cwalker@... and tatelibby@...
      3. Ideally, abstracts and papers should be sent as Microsoft Word files.
      4. Articles will be 5000-6000 words in length.
      5. All submissions will be anonymously reviewed by two independent assessors.


      Important Dates:

      Abstract deadline: 16th January, 2012

      Notification of acceptance of abstracts deadline: 17th February, 2012

      Submission of full paper deadline: 11th May, 2012

      Submission of revised papers: 3rd September, 2012

      Special issue publication: 2nd November, 2012


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