Northern Notes

In this short post, Dr. Joyce Hsiu-yen Yeh reflects on her academic research fieldwork on indigenous food and intends to plant the seeds of a research and teaching ‘revolution’ that can change our relationship with food and with indigenous peoples. I gained my PhD in January of 2004 and started...

In this post, Dr Thiago Allis argues that it is urgent and opportune to keep theorizing tourism mobilities for the sake of tourism studies as a whole. It is difficult to accept that, almost 200 years after the emergence of modern tourism, we need to emphasize the ontological and practical...

Northern Notes interviews Dr Vassilios Ziakas and Professor Christine Lundberg about their ongoing research on Amorgos’ landmark freediving event inspired by Luc Besson’s film Big Blue. Dr Vassilis Ziakas: Independent Scholar and Consultant (email: v_ziakas@yahoo.co.uk). Professor Marie Christine Lundberg: The Faculty of Social Sciences, Norwegian Hotel Academy, University of Stavanger...

In her presentation at the 1st Congress of RedISS, Dr Tzanelli considers the normative direction of scholarly writing about tourism in the era of the coronavirus pandemic. Event: “Trust, Crisis and Social Sciences”, 1st Congress of the International Network of Sociology of Sensibilities (RedISS), June 23, 24 and 25, 2021....

Dr Rodanthi delivers the first keynote address at the First International Congress on Critical Tourism Studies, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), 14-18 June 2021 The keynote engages with a paradox of what I shall term the ‘Virocene’: the onset of a long but fragmented (i.e. episodic) era in which...

During June and July 2021, the Northern Notes Blog, a blog published by the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds is recruiting international scholars who have published an outstanding book or a collection of academic papers in the field of tourism mobilities and critical tourism...

In this post Izram Chaudry explores how the prevalence of pseudo-scientific stereotyping in judging and refereeing endorses discrimination against British Muslim boxers. Ever since the ascendancy of Amir Khan, there has been an influx in younger generations of British-Pakistani Muslims endeavouring to follow in his footsteps. From an Olympic silver...

In this post Johanna Loock examines the recent initiative for a Swiss “burqa ban” as the unexpected example of an alliance between right-wing nationalists and self-declared feminists who accepted the undermining of liberal principles in order to reconstruct an exclusive national identity. An alliance between feminism and nationalism may seem unlikely...

In this short post, Dr Vassilios Ziakas discusses whether the easing of COVID-19 restrictions will signal a safe return back to ‘normal’ in public events and festivals. As COVID-19 restrictions are eased, we are all looking forward to the return of public events and festivals. But will this be a...