Special Issue "Place Attachment in the Age of Globalization, Digitalization and Virtual Reality"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2020).
The link between the self and the place is known as ‘Place Attachment’, and is composed of emotional, social and cognitive components. Place attachment is a geographical and psychological construct that contributes to the feeling of “being at home”. Additionally, it can provide a sense of trust and security and, potentially, support pro-environmental attitudes and behaviors.
The age of globalization and digitalization changes the way that people are connected to places. ICT and globalization do not only disconnect people from tangible and distinct places (e.g. my village, my hometown) but also offer them multiple networks of new attachments to other tangible and intangible places. Furthermore, by means of globalization and technology people may be attached to places that they have visited for only short periods or have only experienced them online or by using virtual reality devices. However, the implications of technological-driven place attachment are not known yet.
This Special Issue provides a forum to discuss and identify the implications of digitalization, globalization, tourism and virtual reality on the psychological construct of place attachment. Special attention should be given to the implication of these developments in mobility and technology on the links between place attachment and pro-environmental behaviours, aiming to identify the barriers, challenges and opportunities for sustainability.
Dr. Yael Ram
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- Place Attachment
- Pro-environmental behavior
- Place relationships
- Sense of place