Call for Chapters: Analyzing the Intersection of Terrorism, Tourism, and Hyper-Mobility


Maximiliano E. Korstanje
Department of Economics, University of Palermo, Argentina
International Society for Philosophers, Sheffield, UK
Global Affiliate Tourism Crisis Management Institute, University of Florida, USA
Associate Member of CERS Centre for Ethnicity and Racism Studies, University of Leeds, UK

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: June 30, 2015
Full Chapters Due: October 30, 2015


The attacks to World Trade Centre ignited not only a new tactic to perpetrate terrorist blows, but also a new time, where terror played a crucial part. Doubtless we live in a society of terror whose effects are strengthened by the mass media. The same technology, which years before, ensured a comfortable trip or an outstanding experience visiting a paradisiacal tourist destination, is now employed against civilian targets. This marks the epicenter of a new way of conceiving terror, mobility, and, of course, politics. Not surprisingly, Al-Baghdadi (IS`s Chief) called to conduct the “Jihad” against the international tourists destinations. The question whether officialdoms, chiefs of police or politicians should be protected from terrorism (a point that characterized the politics of 70s/80s decades) sets the pace to the security of global tourists who are selected as main targets of terrorist cells. Creating a climate of shock in leisure spaces generates political instability in under-developed and developed nations so that the insurgents claim to be accepted. Besides the sentiment of panic it wakes up, terrorism is defined by exploiting the “Other” to achieve its own ends. This logic evidences not only the “instrumentalization of the OTHER,” but also a clear insensibility for the other’s suffering. Capitalism and terrorism have much in common. In parallel, there is a clear difference between the way English and Spanish speaking countries conceive risk and terrorism. While the former adopts the “concept of precautionary principle” (by means threats should be identified and eradicated before they hit), the latter one deposits their confidence “in the Roman Jurisprudence” where crime can be only punished once committed. As Snowden observed, the needs of preventing terrorism has led many governments to use technology not only to protect their own corporative interests, but also to undermine democracy. The present book is aimed at answering two main questions: 1). Why are tourists, journalists and travellers (lay-people) killed by terrorists?, and 2). Why spaces of leisure have become dangerous hot-spots?

In a hyper-mobile society, news goes from one to another point of the globe in seconds, the compliance of media to cover terrorist demands (even the efforts of governments to cover them) is conducive to an “spectacle of disaster”, where some economic policies are accepted by citizenry. The question whether governments allude to fear to impose policies otherwise spurned is the main concern of social scientist in the global village. Last but not least, terrorism plays a pervasive role in generating attractiveness to some destinations as Luxor`s massacre or Ground-zero where death is the primary commodity. Some scholars have claimed the needs to investigate “dark tourism”, Thana Tourism as a new way of relationship between citizenry and death. Are tourism and terrorism both sides of the same coin?



This project is aimed at discussing the dialectics of technology, media and terror not only in the state-building, but also the way of conceiving mobilities. Hopefully, chapters forming this book give the necessary conceptual background to understand our equivocal fascination and disgust for terrorism.

Target Audience

This book is intended towards academicians, anthropologists, sociologists, journalist, politicians, historians, tourism researchers, and policy makers concerned by the effects of terrorism in global society.

Recommended Topics

Recommended topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • – Mobilities
  • – Terrorism
  • – Terrorism and Mass Media
  • – Dark Tourism
  • – Effects of terrorism in tourist destinations.
  • – Risk Perception
  • – History of Terrorism
  • – Global Studies
  • – Consumption and Terrorism.
  • – Leisure Studies.
  • – Risk Management plans.
  • – Tourism in Middle East
  • – Tourism and Muslim World.
  • – Globalization.
  • – Surveillance studies.
  • – Terror and non-places theory.
  • – Cyber Terrorism and Violence.


Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before June 30, 2015, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by July 15, 2015 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines. Full chapters are expected to be submitted by October 30, 2015, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Analyzing the Intersection of Terrorism, Tourism, and Hyper-Mobility. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the E-Editorial DiscoveryTM online submission manager.



This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2016.

Book Series

For release in the Advances in Hospitality, Tourism, and the Services Industry (AHTSI) Book Series.

ISSN: Pending

The Advances in Hospitality, Tourism, and the Services Industry (AHTSI) book series offers diverse publications relating to the management, promotion, and profitability of the leisure, recreation, and services industries. Highlighting current research pertaining to various topics within the realm of hospitality, travel, tourism, and services management, the titles found within the AHTSI book series are pertinent to the research and professional needs of managers, business practitioners, researchers, and upper-level students studying in the field.


Important Dates

June 30, 2015: Proposal Submission Deadline
July 15, 2015: Notification of Acceptance
October 30, 2015: Full Chapter Submission
January 15, 2016: Review Results Returned
February 28, 2016: Final Acceptance Notification
March 15, 2016: Final Chapter Submission


For any inquiry please direct your emails to:
Maximiliano E. Korstanje

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