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Nilsson, M. & Tesfahuney, M. (2019). Borta bra men hemma bäst. YMER, 139, 79-96
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Borta bra men hemma bäst
2019 (English)In: YMER, ISSN 0044-0477, Vol. 139, p. 79-96Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Stockholm, 2019
National Category
Other Social Sciences
Research subject
Turismvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-72504 (URN)2-s2.0-85065469658 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2019-06-13 Created: 2019-06-13 Last updated: 2019-06-13Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. & Tesfahuney, M. (2019). Home - Tourism's Uncanny. Current Issues in Tourism, 22(15), 1783-1788, Article ID 0704969979.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Home - Tourism's Uncanny
2019 (English)In: Current Issues in Tourism, ISSN 1368-3500, E-ISSN 1747-7603, ISSN 1368-3500, Vol. 22, no 15, p. 1783-1788, article id 0704969979Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We argue that home proper is tourism’s uncanny. Questions of home do not take centre stage in the discipline. Of course second homes have been explored in tourism studies. However, home proper has not been a subject worthy of philosophical/theoretical deliberations, analytical or methodological debates. Strange as it may seem, the discipline is home-less.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
home; tourism; uncanny; tourism canon; home-less ontologies
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Human Geography; Turismvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66441 (URN)10.1080/13683500.2018.1441269 (DOI)000478102900001 ()
Available from: 2018-02-20 Created: 2018-02-20 Last updated: 2019-08-15Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. & Tesfahuney, M. (2019). Pilgrimage mobilities: a de Certeauian perspective. Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, 1-12
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pilgrimage mobilities: a de Certeauian perspective
2019 (English)In: Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, E-ISSN 1468-0467, ISSN 0435-3684, p. 1-12Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Post-secular constructions of space and re-configurations of traditional sacred places are examined inspired by de Certeau’s conceptual quadrant of space, place, strategy and tactics. De Certeau’s theorization enables us to draw out the subversive or disruptive spatial practices of post-secular pilgrimages as instances of pedestrian rhetorics, pilgrimage as a space of enunciations and as the double other of both secular and sacred terrains, as well as ‘proper' practices. The article is based on interviews conducted on and off-season with pilgrims in the region of Galicia (Santiago de Compostela and Fisterra). Beyond an intervention in the geography of religion, this paper is also a contribution to the post-secular debate, post-secular geographies and the blurring of the boundaries between the secular and the sacred elicited by philosophers and social scientists.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2019
Keywords
Post-secular geographies, geography of religion, de Certeau, space and place, strategy and tactics
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-74513 (URN)10.1080/04353684.2019.1658535 (DOI)000482685100001 ()
Available from: 2019-08-26 Created: 2019-08-26 Last updated: 2019-09-16
Ek, R. & Tesfahuney, M. (2019). Topologies of tourism enclaves. Tourism Geographies, 1-17
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Topologies of tourism enclaves
2019 (English)In: Tourism Geographies, ISSN 1461-6688, E-ISSN 1470-1340, p. 1-17Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Research on tourism enclaves has relied mainly on topographical understandings of the phenomenon. The focus has been on the ontic, that which is or exists instead of the relational qualities or properties of tourism enclaves. Topographical conceptions thus tend to simplify enclavic processes and attributes that are much more complex than meets the eye. In this article, we make the case for topological understandings of tourism enclaves, based on a relational ontology, as a complement. We thereby strive to offer more nuanced conceptions of tourism enclaves. We depart from Agamben's political ontology to illustrate our claim. Seen topologically, tourism enclaves are not simply spaces marked-off from the norm, but rather constituents of the norm. Tourism enclaves need to be theorized as 'prototypes' or 'laboratories' of new subjectivities (ways of being, relating, and experiencing the world). The tourist thus emerges as a model figure of biopolitics in the contemporary, the norm rather than the exception. The tourist is not that which is abandoned by the sovereign in the manner of Agamben, but rather a free exilant, a subject that self-willingly chooses abandonment. We deploy topological concepts, like Agamben's the ban, the camp, and state of exception. Such a conception, we argue, widens the ontological register or horizon of tourism theory.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2019
Keywords
Tourism enclaves, topography, topology, tourism theory, political ontology
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Turismvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-75202 (URN)10.1080/14616688.2019.1663910 (DOI)000487324900001 ()
Available from: 2019-10-10 Created: 2019-10-10 Last updated: 2019-10-18Bibliographically approved
Tesfahuney, M. (2018). Arise, ye (in)debtariats of the world!. Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, EISSN 1468-0467, 1-6
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Arise, ye (in)debtariats of the world!
2018 (English)In: Geografiska Annaler. Series B, Human Geography, ISSN 0435-3684, EISSN 1468-0467, E-ISSN ISSN: 1468-0467, p. 1-6Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Revolution and the Critique of Human Geography. Prospects for the Right to the City After 50 Years’ is the paper that Don Mitchell read for the plenary lecture at the 7th Nordic Geographic Meet, held in Stockholm in June 2017. The paper was the Geografiska Annaler B Lecture, at the invi- tation Swedish Society for Anthropology and Geography and the conference organizers.

Proceeding from the premise that ‘revolution is a geographical act’, Mitchell relies on two key revolutionary thinkers cum protagonists to convey the profoundly spatial nature of revolution. The first, Henri Lefebvre is a well-known thinker in geographical circles not least through his oft- cited 1967 text The Right to The City, with the likes of David Harvey, Edward Soja, Neil Smith, Andy Merrifield, Bob Shields, Neil Brenner and Stuart Elden, and of course Don Mitchell himself, as interlocutors. The second protagonist, Guy Debord is a significant thinker in his own right, Lefebvre’s former student and political antagonist, well known in Marxian, media, film and cultural theory, but not so well known in geographical circles. Debord’s book The Society of the Spectacle (1995) is a pioneer work on commodified life, culture and power in the contemporary (Merrifield 2004). It is only apposite then that Mitchell grants Debord more space (15 entries on The Society of the Spectacle compared to the 4 or 5 entries on the Right to the City) in his deliberations on revo- lution. Even with the numbered format (reminiscent of Debord’s numbered Theses), one can discern an introduction, corpus and a coda. In what follows, I present my take on Don Mitchell’s lecture/ paper by focusing on two themes. The first revolves around issues of time and history, the second is parallel readings of Debord-Mitchell on questions of space, revolution and the critique of human geography. I wind up by offering an alternative take on revolution and the critique of human geography. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-66392 (URN)10.1080/04353684.2018.1436868 (DOI)000429097000004 ()
Available from: 2018-02-16 Created: 2018-02-16 Last updated: 2019-07-11Bibliographically approved
Tesfahuney, M. & Dahlstedt, M. (2018). Bortom förorten (1ed.). In: Magnus Dahlstedt (Ed.), Förortsdrömmar: Ungdomar, utanförskap och viljan till inkludering (pp. 223-227). Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press
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2018 (Swedish)In: Förortsdrömmar: Ungdomar, utanförskap och viljan till inkludering / [ed] Magnus Dahlstedt, Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2018, 1, p. 223-227Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Linköping: Linköping University Electronic Press, 2018 Edition: 1
Series
Linköping Studies in Social Work and Welfare ; 2018:3
National Category
Social and Economic Geography Social Work Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Human Geography; Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65814 (URN)9789176853542 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-25 Created: 2018-01-25 Last updated: 2018-07-06Bibliographically approved
Fast, K., Jansson, A., Lindell, J., Ryan Bengtsson, L. & Tesfahuney, M. (Eds.). (2018). Geomedia Studies: Spaces and Mobilities in Mediatized Worlds. London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Geomedia Studies: Spaces and Mobilities in Mediatized Worlds
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2018 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This book introduces and develops the concept of geomedia studies as the name of a particular subfield of communication geography. Despite the accelerating societal relevance of 'geomedia' technologies for the production of various spaces, mobilities, and power-relations, and the unquestionable emergence of a vibrant research field that deals with questions pertaining to such topics, the term geomedia studies remains surprisingly unestablished. By addressing imperative questions about the implications of geomedia technologies for organizations, social groups and individuals (e.g. businesses profiting from geo-surveillance, refugees or migrants moving across national borders, or artists claiming their rights to public space) the book also aims to contribute to ongoing academic and societal debates in our increasingly mediatized world.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018. p. 277
National Category
Media and Communications Cultural Studies Human Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65497 (URN)978-1-138-22152-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-02 Created: 2018-01-02 Last updated: 2018-09-05Bibliographically approved
Fast, K., Jansson, A., Lindell, J., Ryan Bengtsson, L. & Tesfahuney, M. (2018). Introducing Geomedia Studies. In: Fast, Karin; Jansson, André; Lindell, Johan; Ryan Bengtsson, Linda; Tesfahuney, Mekonnen (Ed.), Geomedia Studies: Spaces and Mobilities in Mediatized Worlds. London: Routledge
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2018 (English)In: Geomedia Studies: Spaces and Mobilities in Mediatized Worlds / [ed] Fast, Karin; Jansson, André; Lindell, Johan; Ryan Bengtsson, Linda; Tesfahuney, Mekonnen, London: Routledge, 2018Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2018
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65498 (URN)978-1-138-22152-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-02 Created: 2018-01-02 Last updated: 2018-05-17Bibliographically approved
Fast, K., Jansson, A., Tesfahuney, M., Ryan Bengtsson, L. & Lindell, J. (2018). Introduction to Geomedia Studies. In: Fast, Karin; Jansson, André; Lindell, Johan; Ryan-Bengtsson, Linda; Tesfahuney, mekonnen (Ed.), Geomedia Studies: Spaces and Mobilities in Mediatized Worlds (pp. 1-18). Routledge
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2018 (English)In: Geomedia Studies: Spaces and Mobilities in Mediatized Worlds / [ed] Fast, Karin; Jansson, André; Lindell, Johan; Ryan-Bengtsson, Linda; Tesfahuney, mekonnen, Routledge, 2018, p. 1-18Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2018
National Category
Media and Communications
Research subject
Media and Communication Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-70053 (URN)978-1-138-22152-9 (ISBN)9781315410210 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-11-07 Created: 2018-11-07 Last updated: 2019-02-04Bibliographically approved
Nilsson, M. & Tesfahuney, M. (2018). The Post-secular Tourist: Re-thinking Pilgrimage Tourism. Tourist Studies, 18(2), 159-176
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Post-secular Tourist: Re-thinking Pilgrimage Tourism
2018 (English)In: Tourist Studies, ISSN 1468-7976, E-ISSN 1741-3206, Vol. 18, no 2, p. 159-176Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The coming of post-secular society has opened up interesting transdisciplinary research and perspectives. Research and academic debates on the post-secular have yet to make inroads into the discipline of tourism studies, which is ironic since there is an intrinsic religiosity to tourism. We table that tourism lies at the core of the post-secular turn and should be studied as such. Likewise, academic debate on post-secularism has not accorded tourism its proper due. This study has two objectives. First, to fill the research gap in studies of tourism and post-secularism and, second, to show that post-secular tourism is one of the key spaces where the post-secular is articulated. This article is based on interviews of pilgrims in the Galicia region (Spain) conducted in 2011, 2012 and 2014. Four major attributes of post-secular tourism were identified: (self-)reflexivity, quest for ontological security, heterodoxy and topos-disloyalty. Our findings indicate that the post-secular tourist transcends conventional dichotomies between religious pilgrimage and tourism, journeying as affirmation of denominational faith and pure leisure. Post-secular tourism is about ontogenesis, that is, it is performative rather than injunctive. It is in this sense that one can speak of post-secular tourism as something open, unfolding and in constant becoming.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2018
Keywords
becoming, heterodoxy, ontological insecurity, post-secular, Santiago de Compostela, topos-disloyalty, tourism
National Category
Human Geography
Research subject
Human Geography; Turismvetenskap
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-65565 (URN)10.1177/1468797617723467 (DOI)
Projects
Mobilities & Tourism: Track 3 - Geomedia Forskar grupp
Available from: 2018-01-11 Created: 2018-01-11 Last updated: 2018-09-06Bibliographically approved
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