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ResidentialTourism 2015 : Residential Tourism


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Submission Deadline Nov 1, 2015
Categories    tourism   RESIDENTIAL

Call For Papers

Residential Tourism

Deadline for submissions: November 1, 2015
Issue coordinator: Rémy Tremblay, TÉLUQ – Université du Québec

Téoros magazine is calling for papers for a special edition focusing on residential tourism, with the goal of providing an overview of the current state of this type of tourism. The main characteristic of the “residential tourism” concept is that the stay takes place in non-dynamic accommodations: long term rentals or private properties whose owners are tourists, for instance a second home. Thus, while on a trip, the tourist leaves his or her daily routine behind by opting, for example, for a secondary residence. This means that the trip takes place in a geographic location where the tourist can start a new routine to complement the one that preceded it. The production routine becomes a consumption routine.

Residential tourism has been studied for about 30 years at least, especially by European sociologists and anthropologists. Local players (governments, urban planners, etc.) have often roughly defined it as a local economic activity. Although many debates persist concerning its definition as a scientific concept, there are two definitions that are more commonly used today. On one hand, residential tourists are perceived as vacationers who spend their vacation in an apartment located in a tourist area. As we know, this period of seasonal leisure, designed so that the labour force can rest and recover, was acquired as a right for most of Western society thanks to social progress made in the first half of the 20th century. Secondly, residential tourism is also defined as comprising a more heterogeneous group, made up of people who are part of a relatively recent and completely voluntary migratory movement, migrating for pleasure (also known as lifestyle migrations), in which wealthy citizens move on a seasonal basis, in order to acquire a new home, create a new social network, and enjoy a new lifestyle in a non-productive stage of their lives.

Contrary to beach tourism, for example, it would seem that the basis of residential tourism is first and foremost a quest for physical stimulation through a place of residence serving as a "home base." But is such a clarification enough to define this type of tourism? The purpose of this special edition is precisely to provide theoretical reflections and case studies on residential tourism to further clarify what it is and the many forms it takes.

To explore the subject further still, the special edition of Téoros magazine intends to provide a thorough reflection on dark tourism, the research on this topic, and recent trends in terms of supply and demand. The edition will focus particularly on ethical issues, exploring and questioning both the dark side and the more positive side of this tourism niche.

The proposed issue is thus looking for texts and analyses covering, for example,
• the conceptual dimensions of residential tourism;
• main regions that welcome a large number of residential tourists;
• issues relating to residential developments intended for these tourists;
• visitors/visited relations;
• questions concerning whether or not residential tourists are segregated; and
• the economic impacts of this type of tourism.
Beyond these points for reflection, the call for papers also applies to all elements of knowledge and analysis enabling a better understanding of residential tourism and similar concepts.

Conditions that proposals must meet
Author(s) must provide a manuscript, in French or English, in a format respecting the journal’s rules, which are available at Texts must be submitted in Word format (no PDF) and must be approximately 7,000 to 7,500 words long.

Texts must also include:
• a clearly stated research objective (question);
• a description of the research methodology used; and
• a theoretical component.
Téoros has an international readership. Author(s) are asked to keep this in mind when they present their cases studies in order to make them accessible to readers who may be less familiar with the destination or area under study.

Each article must include:
• the first and last names of all authors (maximum of three (3));
• their main title(s) and affiliation(s) (one per contributor);
• their e-mail and mailing address(es);
• a summary not exceeding 150-200 words;
• an identification of the field(s) of study; and
• a list of keywords (maximum of five).

Authors are invited to provide three or four royalty-free, high resolution (300 dpi) illustrations, along with a clear caption and the name of the photographer.

Originality of the study
Manuscripts submitted for publication in Téoros must make an original scientific contribution. Authors remain responsible for the content of their articles and the opinions expressed therein, as well as for corrections of data and bibliographical references.
The deadline to submit texts is November 1, 2015.
Proposed texts must be sent to the journal:
Please write “Residential Tourism” in the subject line.

In preparation for submitting their manuscript by the above-mentioned deadline, authors may wish to submit a draft version. This will allow editors to judge whether the themes discussed in the article are acceptable and meet the objectives of the thematic edition.

Téoros aims to contribute to the development and the enhancement of the scientific study of tourism in a multidisciplinary perspective by asserting itself as a leader in research in francophone world. The journal, created in 1982, is published twice a year and publish articles in French and English.

Téoros is an institutional Journal of the University of Quebec in Montreal. The journal has support from Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Aid to Scholarly Journal Program. The Journal is recognized by the French Evaluation Agency for Research and Higher Education (EARHE).

Director and editor-in-chief: Martin DROUIN, Ph.D., Professor, ESG UQAM

School of Management
Université du Québec à Montréal
P.O. Box 8888, Station Centre-ville
Montréal (Québec) H3C 3P8 Canada

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