Call for Book Chapter Submissions on Gay Tourism

Institute for the Study of Social Change affiliated researcher and University of Tasmania lecturer in management Dr Oscar Vorobjovis Pinta is editing a new book on gay tourism, drawing on new perspectives. The call for chapter submissions is now open.

Dr Vorobjovas-Pinta is presenting a joint seminar on Friday March 23 along with two fellow Institute for the Study of Social Change PhD Writing Up Fellowship grant recipients.

The book aims to address the newly emerging and shifting issues in the field of gay tourism*, especially in light of significant societal and technological change. Whilst the last decade marked a tremendous change in LGBT rights, it also presented new issues and challenges. This book hopes to capture how these changes have affected the behaviour and motivations of gay travellers.

In addition, gay travel research has been dominated by Western perspectives and traditions. As such, it is necessary to incorporate voices from non-Western perspectives and cultures. To date, the emphasis within the small amount of existing literature pertaining to gay travel research in non-Western countries has been on the negative perceptions associated with such travel. This book calls for more nuanced research on this dimension as it sees the opportunity to contribute towards a broader understanding of gay tourism on a global scale.

The term gay is used here in a broader sense. It includes a variety of terms such as LGBT, homosexual, queer, lesbian and gay men, as this reflects the diversity of terms found within the literature.

Chapter proposals are invited in the form of abstracts about aspects of gay tourism and new perspectives in the field on the following topics, but not limited to:

  • Gay tourism and the non-Western world

    Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta, University of Tasmania

    Dr Oscar Vorobjovas-Pinta, University of Tasmania

  • Gay tourism in the digital world
  • Gay tourism and destination branding
  • Commercialisation of gay events
  • Gay tourism and societal change
  • Politics of gay tourism
  • Gay leisure (e.g. cruises, resorts, shopping

Structure of the book: Each chapter will be between 5000-6000 words. The book will comprise 13-15 chapters.

Target market: Researchers and postgraduate students.

Editor: Dr Oskaras Vorobjovas-Pinta (University of Tasmania, Australia).

Publisher: In negotiation with Channel View Publications. Estimated publication date – July 2019.

Abstract submission deadline: 23 April 2018

Please submit your proposals by sending your application by 23 April 2018 to

Your proposal should include:

  • 150-200 word abstract;
  • Author(s)’ biography (50-75 words) and contact information (name, role, institution, email and mail);
  • The abstract must be in English and submitted in Word format (.doc or .docx) – Times New Roman, font 12;
  • If accepted, full contributions are expected to be a maximum of 6000 words including references;
  • Referencing should follow APA guidelines, and
  • Each contribution must be original and unpublished work. It should not be submitted for publication elsewhere.

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