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Film Tourism SIGNED

Worlds of Imagination. A Comparative Study of Film Tourism in India, Brazil, Jamaica, South Korea and the United Kingdom.

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 Coordinator Country Netherlands [NL]
 Project website
 Total cost 1˙908˙986 €
 EC max contribution 1˙908˙986 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-CoG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-09-01   to  2021-08-31


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 Project objective

This research project focuses on film tourism: the phenomenon of people visiting locations from popular films or TV series. Recent years have seen a dramatic, worldwide increase of this type of tourism, with far-reaching implications for the experience and organization of landscapes. While the number of empirical studies on film tourism is growing, most have been limited to isolated, Western examples. This Western focus tends to overlook the fact that the face of the media industry as well as the tourism industry has been changing rapidly on a global scale.

In order to take the next step and move this field of research to a higher level, a more comparative and cross-case approach is essential. This project aims to do so, by exploring more generic processes and relationships of power involved in the development and experience of film tourism worldwide. The principal question underlying this project is: why, under what conditions and in which ways do films and TV series give rise to new and diverse tourism flows across the globe? This question is addressed by analysing and comparing film tourism in five geographically and culturally different contexts: South Korea, Brazil, United Kingdom, Jamaica and India. These cases will be subjected to the same lines of inquiry, focusing on 1) the visual traditions in the local media cultures; 2) the effect of local policies aimed at developing film tourism; 3) the commonalities and differences in motives and experiences of film tourists with diverse backgrounds.

This project is ground-breaking in at least three ways: 1) its international and comparative approach delivers a fundamental contribution to a growing but fragmented field of investigation; 2) it will deliver a theorization of the role and importance of imagination in everyday life, based on an elaboration of the concept lieux d’imagination; 3) methodologically, the project is located on the cutting edges of the humanities and social sciences and applies new methods.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Apoorva Nanjangud
Cinematic Itineraries and Identities: A study of Bollywoodized Imaginations of India Amongst the Dutch- Hindustani Community and its Influence on their Travel Decisions to India (PREPARING FOR SUBMISSION, PUBLICATION EXPECTED 2020)
published pages: , ISSN: 1367-5494, DOI:
European Journal of Cultural Studies 2019-07-25
2020 Stijn Reijnders, Abby Waysdorf, Leonieke Bolderman and Nicky van Es
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Locating Imagination: Place, Tourism and Belonging. N. van Es, A. Waysdorf, L. Bolderman & S. Reijnders (Eds.) 2019-07-25
2019 Emiel Martens
From The Harder They Come to Yardie: The Ghetto-Reggae Aesthetics of Jamaican Urban Crime Films. (ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION. PUBLICATION EXPECTED IN 2019)
published pages: , ISSN: 1369-801X, DOI:
Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies Special Issue on ‘Representin 2019-07-25
2019 Apoorva Nanjangud
Bollywood Tourism in Japan: Current Challenges, Potential Directions
published pages: 1-11, ISSN: , DOI:
International Journal of Contents Tourism Volume 4 2019-07-25
2019 Emiel Martens
Towards a Small Island State Film Tourism Industry? The Making of Film Location Policy in Jamaica, 1948-2018. (ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION. PUBLICATION EXPECTED IN 2019).
published pages: , ISSN: 1540-5931, DOI:
The Journal of Popular Culture Special Issue on ‘Popular Cul 2019-07-25
2019 Débora Póvoa, Stijn Reijnders & Emiel Martens
Do They Love the Favela? Challenges of Location Filming and Telenovela Tourism in the Brazilian Favelas.(ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION. PUBLICATION EXPECTED IN 2019).
published pages: , ISSN: 1540-5931, DOI:
The Journal of Popular Culture Special Issue on ‘Popular Cul 2019-07-25
2018 Emiel Martens, Camila Malig Jedlicki
The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Heritage Research
published pages: 1-2, ISSN: 2159-032X, DOI: 10.1080/2159032x.2018.1451273
Heritage & Society 2019-07-25
2017 Débora Póvoa
From the Shadow to the Map: Visualizing Rio de Janeiro’s Favelas
published pages: 167, ISSN: 0924-0608, DOI: 10.18352/erlacs.10243
ERLACS 0/103 2019-07-25
2018 Apoorva Nanjangud
Postcard: Tokyo Tower
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
International Journal of Contents Tourism 13 June, 2018 2019-07-25
2019 Emiel Martens, Wouter Oomen and Anna Piccoli
The Neoliberal Workings of ‘The Family Meal’ Campaign: Unfortunate Others, European Citizens, and the Branding of the EU (ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION. PUBLICATION EXPECTED IN 2019)
published pages: , ISSN: 1367-5494, DOI:
European Journal of Cultural Studies 2019-07-25
2018 Emiel Martens
The History of Film and Tourism in Jamaica.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Reshaping (G)local Dynamics of the Caribbean. Eds. Anja Bandau, Anne Brüske and Natascha Ueckmann 2019-07-25
2017 Emiel Martens, Débora Póvoa
How to Get Away with Color: Color-Blindness and the Post-Racial Illusion in Popular American Television Series.
published pages: 117-134, ISSN: 2009-4078, DOI:
Alphaville: Journal of Film and Screen Media Volume 13. Special Issue on ‘ 2019-07-25

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