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In this post, Dr Rodanthi Tzanelli reviews the latest monograph by Dr Maximiliano E. Korstanje and Dr Babu George, reflecting on its merits and the questions it raises for future research. It has been repeatedly argued in academic, policy and journalistic circles, that the coronavirus pandemic has accelerated global social...

In this post, Marta Soligo* argues for a critical re-evaluation of global tourism to make it more accessible to racial minorities, people with disabilities and countries in the global South.   EXPLAINING the history of leisure in Western countries, scholars often define the post-World War II economic boom as a...

In this post, three Masters students in the School of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Leeds discuss their applied project research. Their contribution is prefaced with a brief introduction by Professor Sarah Irwin, programme lead for the MSc Inequalities and Social Science.   Our applied research projects,...

IN this post, Izram Chaudry* argues that defining Islamophobia solely as a form of racism obscures its religious root and makes it easier for some islamophobes to reject any accusations**.    It was, perhaps, no surprise to many, when in 2019, how the Conservative’s rejected the definition of Islamophobia[1] put...

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 a book or a collection of academic papers in the field of tourism mobilities and critical tourism analysis....

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 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....