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Johanna Gustafsson




Research interest

Transborder traveling and how adoption journeys may influence travelers sense of belonging and perception of origin. Another main focus is the social, cultural, economic and political dimensions of transborder traveling.

Tourism, consumption and The tourist gaze.

Tourism, culture and power relations.

Ongoing research

I am at the moment conducting PhD-research on the topic of adoption return visits (also called root trips). As a first step I have examined how travel companies organize adoption return visits. Focus is on the social, cultural, economic and political dimensions the travel industry attribute to the trips.    


Adoption journeys, return visits, root trips, transborder traveling, consumption, culture


Gustafsson, Johanna (2012) ”Mitt hjärta är delat i två länder” [My heart is divided into two countries]. In Syssner, Josefina (red.) Turisten, resenären, besökaren: om etik, identitet och resande [The tourist, the traveler, and the visitor: About ethics, identity and traveling]. Linköping: Linköpings universitet, Institutionen för [studier av] samhällsutveckling och kultur.




Telephone: 013-28 29 09
Fax: 013-28 29 00

E-mail: johanna.gustafsson@liu.se

Department of Thematic Studies -
Child Studies
Linköping university
SE-581 83 Linköping



About Child studies

Child Studies is an interdisciplinary research unit focusing on issues regarding children, childhood and family in history and society. Education in Child Studies: under graduate level, master level, graduate level (Ph.D).

About Tema

The objective for Tema - The Department of Thematic Studies is to pursue excellent research and education at undergraduate and advanced levels relevant to society.

Child Studies
Gender Studies
Technology and social change
Environmental Change

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