SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Tom Selwyn

PhD (SOAS)
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Overview

Tom Selwyn
Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Professorial Research Associate

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)

Professorial Research Associate

Centre for Ottoman Studies

Member

Centre for Palestine Studies (CPS)

Associate Member

SOAS South Asia Institute

Academic Staff, SOAS South Asia Institute

Name:
Professor Tom Selwyn
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SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
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Biography

Tom Selwyn is a Professorial Research Associate at the Department of Anthropology and Sociology and the London Middle East Institute. He was awarded an Emeritus Professorial Research Fellowship by the Leverhulme Foundation in 2014. He is widely published in the field of the anthropology of tourism/pilgrimage with regional interests in Palestine/Israel and Bosnia-Herzegovina. He directed/co-directed four major research and development projects in Palestine and Bosnia-Herzegovina for the European Commission between 1995-2005; founded the MA in the Anthropology of Travel, Tourism, and Pilgrimage at SOAS in 2010; and was awarded the Lucy Mair medal by the Royal Anthropological Institute in 2009. Recent publications include 'The Future of Palestinian Tourism' in Isaac,R., CM Hall, F. Higgins-Desbiolles (eds), 2016, Power and Politics of Tourism in Palestine, London, Routledge; 'Tourism and Sight Prevention' in Andrews, H.(ed) 2016, Tourism and Violence, London, Routledge; 'The Rise and Fall of Orientalism in Travel, Tourism, and Pilgrimage: Report from Palestine/Israel', Tourism, Culture, and Communication, 17, 2017.

Teaching

PhD Students supervised
  • Yun Miao, Being Tibetan in Shangri-La: Tibetans' interactions with development projects in Southwest China

Publications

Articles

Selwyn, Tom (2012) 'Anthropology of Mediterranean Tourism'. Emzin Art Magazine, (12) 1-2.

Selwyn, Tom (2010) 'TEMPUS in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Palestine: The case of two European Commission projects in tourism and ’cultural heritage’'. Anthropological Notebooks, (16) 1, pp 79-89.

Selwyn, Tom (2009) 'Ghettoising a Matriarch and a City: An everyday story from the Palestinian/Israeli borderlands'. Journal of Borderland Studies, (24) 3, pp 39-55.

Selwyn, Tom and Graburn, Nelson H. and Ron, Amos S. (2009) 'Introduction'. Journal of Management, Spirituality & Religion, (6) 2, pp 83-90.

Selwyn, Tom (2008) 'Tourism and the Environment in the Mediterranean'. Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society, (33) 4, pp 92-95.

Selwyn, Tom and Roberts, L. and Andrews, H. (2007) 'Hospitality and Eroticism'. International Journal of Hospitality, Tourism, and Culture, (1) 3, pp 247-262.

Selwyn, Tom (2007) 'The Political Economy of Enchantment: Formations in the anthropology of tourism'. Suomen Antropologi: Journal of the Finnish Anthropological Society, (32) 2, pp 48-70.

Selwyn, Tom (2007) 'Sei unser Gast'. Kulturaustausch: Zeitschrift fur internationale Perspektiven, (11), pp 60-61.

Selwyn, Tom (2005) 'Mediterranean Counterpoint: Themes and variations in the MED-VOICES database'. Journal of Mediterranean Studies, (15) 2, pp 245-282.

Selwyn, Tom and Radmilli, R. (2005) 'Turning Back to the Mediterranean: Anthropological issues and the Med-Voices project'. Journal of Mediterranean Studies, (15) 2, pp 195-218.

Selwyn, Tom (2000) 'The De-Mediterraneanisation of the Mediterranean?'. Current Issues in Tourism, (3) 3, pp 226-245.

Selwyn, Tom and Selwyn, Ruth (1993) 'Responses to the Shoah: Zionism'. European Judaism, (26) 1, pp 28-34.

Selwyn, Tom (1993) 'Of Ascot and the Arc: Explorations in the anthropology of space'. Anthropology in Action.

Selwyn, Tom (1992) 'Tourism, Society and Development'. Community Development Journal, (27) 4, pp 353-360.

Selwyn, Tom and Shore, Chris (1992) 'Education, Markets, and Managers: A clash of cultures?'. Reflections on Higher Education: A Journal of the Higher Education Foundation, (4), pp 88-96.

Selwyn, Tom (1992) 'Tourism, Society, and Development'. Community Development Journal, (27) 4, pp 353-360.

Selwyn, Tom (1981) 'Adharma'. Contributions to Indian Sociology, (15) 1 & 2, pp 381-401.

Selwyn, Tom (1980) 'The Order of Men and the Order of Things: Food transactions in an Indian village'. International Journal of the Sociology of Law, (8), pp 297-317.

Selwyn, Tom (1979) 'Images of Reproduction: Analysis of a Hindu Marriage Ceremony'. The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, (14) 4, pp 684-698.

Selwyn, Tom (1979) 'Images of Reproduction: An analysis of a Hindu marriage ceremony'. Man, New Series, (14) 4, pp 684-698.

Edited Books or Journals

Selwyn, Tom and Kousis, Maria and Clark, David, (eds.), (2011) Contentious Politics of the Mediterranean: Essays in honour of Charles Tilly. New York; London: Berghahn. (Space and place, v. 4.).

Selwyn, Tom and Scott, J., (eds.), (2010) Thinking Through Tourism. Oxford; New York: Berg. (A.S.A. monographs, 46).

Selwyn, Tom and Graburn, N. and Ron, A., (eds.), (2009) Special edition on pilgrimage and religious tourism of Journal of Management and Spirituality. Abingdon: Routledge.

Selwyn, Tom and Boissenvain, J., (eds.), (2004) Contesting the Foreshore: Politics and tourism on the coast. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. (MARE Publication Series, no. 2.).

Selwyn, Tom and Fsadni, Carmel, (eds.), (1997) Sustainable tourism in Mediterranean islands and small cities. Msida: University of Malta for the Council of Europe and the EC MED-CAMPUS Programme.

Selwyn, Tom, (ed.), (1996) The Tourist Image: Myths and myth making in tourism. Chichester: Wiley.

Book Chapters

Selwyn, Tom (2012) 'Anthropology of Hospitality'. In: Smith, M. and Richards, G., (eds.), The Routledge handbook of cultural tourism. London: Routledge.

Selwyn, Tom (2011) 'Shifting Borders and Dangerous Liminalities: The case of Rye Bay'. In: Andrews, H. and Roberts, L., (eds.), Liminal Landscapes: Travel, experience and spaces in-between. London: Routledge.

Selwyn, Tom (2010) 'The Tourist as Juggler in a Hall of Mirrors: Tourist brochures, social relations, and philosophical positions'. In: Watson, S. and Waterton, E., (eds.), Culture, Heritage and Representation: Perspectives on Visuality and the Past. Farnham: Ashgate.

Selwyn, Tom (2010) 'Pilgrimage and Tourism in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Palestine: Reporting from two of the European Commission’s TEMPUS Projects'. In: McLeod, D. and Gillespie, Steven A., (eds.), Sustainable Tourism in Rural Europe. London: Routledge.

Selwyn, Tom and Karkut, J. (2006) 'The Politics of European Co-operation: An account of an EC TEMPUS project in Bosnia-Herzegovina'. In: Burns, P. and Novelli, M., (eds.), Tourism and Politics: global frameworks and local realities. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Selwyn, Tom (2004) 'Introduction'. In: Selwyn, Tom and Boissenvain, J., (eds.), Contesting the Foreshore: Politics and tourism on the coast. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp 11-35.

Selwyn, Tom (2004) 'Privatising the Mediterranean'. In: Selwyn, Tom and Boissenvain, J., (eds.), Contesting the Foreshore: Politics and tourism on the coast. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp 35-61.

Selwyn, Tom (2001) 'An Anthropology of Hospitality'. In: Lashley, C. and Morrison, A., (eds.), In Search of Hospitality: Theoretical Perspectives and Debates. Burlington: Elsevier.

Selwyn, Tom (2001) 'Landscapes of Separation: Towards an anthropology of by-pass roads in Israel/Palestine'. In: Bender, B. and Weiner, M., (eds.), Contested Landscapes. Oxford: Berg.

Hanefors, Monica and Selwyn, Tom (2000) 'Darlecarlian Masques: One souvenir's many voices'. In: Hitchcock, M and Teague, K, (eds.), Souvenirs: The material culture of tourism. Aldershot: Ashgate, pp 253-283.

Selwyn, Tom and Hanefors, Monica (2000) 'Darlecarlian Masques: The many voices of a single souvenir'. In: Hitchcock, M. and Teague, K., (eds.), Souvenirs: the material culture of tourism. Aldershot: Ashgate.

Selwyn, Tom (2000) 'Anthropology of Tourism Development in Mediterranean Islands'. In: Ioannides, Dimitri and Apostolopoulos, Yorghos and Sonmez, Sevil, (eds.), Mediterranean Islands and Sustainable Development: Practices, Management and Policies. London: Continuum International.

Selwyn, Tom and Shore, Chris (1998) 'The Marketisation of Higher Education: Management, Discourse and the Politics of Performance'. In: Jary D, D. and Parker, M., (eds.), The New Higher Education: Issues and directions for the Post-Dearing University. Stoke-on-Trent: Staffordshire University Press.

Selwyn, Tom (1997) 'Tourism and Cultural Conflicts in Mallorca'. In: Selwyn, Tom and Fsadni, Carmel, (eds.), Sustainable tourism in Mediterranean islands and small cities. Msida: University of Malta for the Council of Europe and the EC MED-CAMPUS Programme.

Selwyn, Tom (1996) 'Postlude'. In: Boissevain, Jeremy, (ed.), Coping with Tourists: European Reactions to Mass Tourism. Oxford: Berghahn, pp 247-255.

Selwyn, Tom (1996) 'Introduction'. In: Selwyn, Tom, (ed.), The Tourist Image: Myths and myth making in tourism. Chichester: Wiley, pp 1-33.

Selwyn, Tom (1996) 'Atmospheric notes from the Fields'. In: Selwyn, Tom, (ed.), The Tourist Image: Myths and myth making in tourism. Chichester: Wiley, pp 147-163.

Selwyn, Tom (1995) 'Landscapes of Liberation and Imprisonment: Towards an anthropology of the Israeli landscape'. In: Hirsch, E. and O'Hanlon, M., (eds.), The anthropology of landscape: perspectives on place and space. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Selwyn, Tom (1994) 'Chasing Myths: Post-modernity and authenticity'. Le Tourisme International entre Tradition et Modernite. Nice: Université de Nice Sophia Antipolis, pp 123-147.

Selwyn, Tom (1994) 'The Anthropology of Tourism: Reflections on the state of the art'. In: Seaton, A V, (ed.), Tourism: The state of the art. Chichester: John Wiley.

Selwyn, Tom (1994) 'Peter Pan in South-East Asia'. In: Hitchcock, M. and King, VT and Parnwell, MJG, (eds.), Tourism in South-East Asia. London: Routledge, pp 117-137.

Monographs and Working Papers

Selwyn, Tom and Scott, Julie and Karkut, Jonathan and Bell, John (2008) Cetinje Cultural Tourism Strategy: a link across nature and culture. British Council.

Selwyn, Tom (2007) Iran: Tourism Strategy. British Council and Iranian government.

Selwyn, Tom (2006) Development of M.A. "Pilgrimage, Tourism & Cultural Heritage". .

Selwyn, Tom (2005) Bosnia-Herzegovina: Final report of the TEMPUS Institution Building Project. .

Selwyn, Tom (2004) Bosnia-Herzegovina/United Kingdom: Economic investment by UK in BiH tourism industry(UK Trade and Invest). .

Selwyn, Tom (2004) Bosnia-Herzegovina: Tourism strategy for BiH. European Commission.

Selwyn, Tom (2001) Landscapes of Separation: Reflections on the symbolism of by-pass roads in Palestine. Centre International de Recherches et d'Etudes Touristiques.

Selwyn, Tom (2000) Korean Cultural Tourism Strategy. Korean Government.

Selwyn, Tom (1998) North Cyprus Tourism Master Plan. .

Selwyn, Tom (1995) Palestinian Tourism Strategy. UNDP and World Tourism Organisation.

Selwyn, Tom (1994) Planning for Sustainable Tourism: The ECOMOST Project: Tourism and cultural conflict in Mallorca. EC and International Federation of Tour Operators.

Selwyn, Tom (1994) The Conversion of Dreams: Tourism Strategy in Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Egypt. IPCRI and Near East Tours.

Book Reviews

Selwyn, Tom (2009) 'Review of 'Itineraries in Conflict: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Political Lives of Tourism''. Journal of Palestine Studies, (39) 1, pp 81-83.

Thesis

Selwyn, Tom (1981) The Brahman and the Goldsmith: Caste and kinship in an Indian village. PhD thesis. SOAS, University of London. [Unpublished]

 

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