Emerging Voices for Animals in Tourism

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Call for Papers
January 31, 2022
Subject Fields: 
Animal Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Geography, Humanities, Social Sciences

Call for Book Chapters

Emerging Voices for Animals in Tourism


While the study of animal-human connectivity within the context of tourism is being explored in a greater diversity of ways within the last decade, the discourse is still divided within two camps: 1) traditional tourism academia and 2) outside disciplines “looking in.” Tourism academics have borrowed philosophical, ethical, gender studies, sociological, ecological conservation, and economic lenses to explore animals in tourism, however truly transdisciplinary approaches within and external to tourism proper remains few. The aim of this book is to strengthen the bridge between “tourism academia” and “non-tourism academia” by highlighting and celebrating fresh perspectives within and external to tourism, and those who bridge the two.


We are particularly interested in highlighting emergent transdisciplinary methodologies including, but not limited to multi-species, multi-sited, and virtual ethnographies, embodied empathy, and works which blend theoretical and applied approaches from the biological and social sciences with those of the arts and animal advocacy. We therefore welcome contributions from emerging scholars from around the globe whose work engages with post human explorations of the experiences of animals who appear in the following tourism contexts:


  • Food tourism: animals as or associated with tastescapes.
  • Art: animal literary and visual representations within sites of tourism, or as part of advertisements and marketing of tourism campaigns.
  • Passive or active entertainment: animals visually consumed through display, or active performances such as circuses, roadshows, falconry displays, snake charming, and ‘pet’ expose.
  • Transportation and recreation: such as elephant rides, donkey rides, horse trekking, llama walking.
  • Educational tourism: zoo animal encounters, travelling zoo education programs.
  • Sport and racing: competitive sports such as horse racing, greyhound racing, cock fighting, dog fighting, orangutan boxing, and dog agility competitions.
  • Animals as photo props: animal selfies, and wildlife encounters on tourist trails.
  • Liminal animals at tourist sites: feral, stray, or pest animals.
  • Volunteer tourism: sanctuaries, wildlife reserves, in situ conservation programs and gap year experiences.
  • Culture and tourism: such as holy cows in India, cats in Egypt or monkey temples in Asia.


Participation Process:

  1. Submit an abstract no longer than 600 words and an author bio no longer than 200 words by email to Carol Kline (klinecs@appstate.edu) and Jes Hooper (jh1220@exeter.ac.uk). Please send emails with the title “Emerging Voices Chapter Submission”
  2. If the proposal is accepted, the chapter between 5,000 and 7,000 words (including references) will be request.
  3. Suggested chapter structure: 1) Title. Below the title write the name of each of the authors, their academic degree or job role, their affiliation site and email 2) Introduction. 3) Development of research. 4) Conclusions. 5) References.
  4. Citations will be formatted using APA
  5. Each chapter will be peer-reviewed, both by the editors and an additional double-blind reviewer.


  1. Submission abstract: January 31st, 2022
  2. Notification of acceptance: February 28th, 2022
  3. Submission of chapter: August 31st, 2022
  4. Sending the review of the chapter: November 30th, 2022
  5. Submission of the chapter corrected: January 31st, 2023
  6. Publication of the book: 2023-2024


Publishing House:

We are currently in discussion with a publisher for this volume.


Contributor Eligibility:

Please contact Carole Kline (klinecs@appstate.edu) and Jes Hooper (jh1220@exeter.ac.uk) with any queries or expressions of interest. We are particularly keen for this book to represent new and emergent voices; therefore, we encourage contributions from current students and recent graduates, alongside those working in the remit of animal tourism on a voluntary or professional basis (i.e., those who wish to share their experiences on the ground). Thus, contributions are not restricted to academics, and we are willing to work with potential authors in the strengthening of submissions prior to the deadline.  

Contact Info: 

Carol Kline klinecs@appstate.edu and Jes Hooper jh1220@exeter.ac.uk 

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