P51
Mobilities of wellbeing

Convenors:
Jonathan Skinner (University of Roehampton)
Location:
Science Site/Maths CM105
Start time:
5 July, 2016 at 9:00
Session slots:
2

Short abstract:

What new mobilities of wellbeing are emerging in this post-9/11, postmodern, neoliberal era of travel? This panel seeks to explore the future of movement for leisure and medical necessity, for wellbeing in its many dimensions.

Long abstract:

What new mobilities of wellbeing are emerging in this post-9/11, postmodern, neoliberal era of travel? What is the future of movement for leisure and medical necessity, for wellbeing in its many dimensions? Medical tourists, wellbeing migrants, other travellers and niche tourists, are taking their leave in exceptional conditions of technological and terrorific change. What is the traffic to and from these places and how are conditions of precarity, instability, sickness, evacuation and terror negotiated? This panel seeks to consider the variety of mobilities of wellbeing. We especially welcome submissions relating to topics such as: medical tourism and health tourism, suffering and travel, migration and wellbeing, disease mobilities.