Living with mosquitoes

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Abstract

This paper joins the debate on multispecies encounters in tourism by focusing on a hithertooverlooked animal: the mosquito. Drawing from feminist new materialist literature, it workstowards a post-anthropocentric approach to exploring the narratives performed around themosquito–tourist encounter and to casting a transformative narrative–living with mosquitoes–that recognises tourists and mosquitoes as fellow travellers. We use a memory-work method togenerate our empirical materials, complemented by media materials. Our analysis details, viatwo thematised stories, the trans-corporeal nature of the mosquito–tourist encounter and thecomplexity of ethical relations–discussed in terms of violence and care–involved in it. Thestudy enriches understanding of multispecies encounters and multispecies ethics in tourism.
Original languageEnglish
Article number102945
Number of pages10
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Volume83
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 2020
MoEC publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Keywords

  • multispecies encounters
  • mosquitoes
  • new materialism
  • narrative
  • ethics
  • Ethics
  • Mosquitoes
  • Narrative
  • Multispecies encounters
  • New materialism

Field of science

  • Tourism research

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