Antonio Miguel Nogués-Pedregal (dir)

Dr. Antonio Miguel Nogués Pedregal I am Associate Professor of Social Anthropology at the Department of Social and Human Sciences at the Universitas Miguel Hernández since october 2000. Until september 2014, when the Bolonia process was imposed over Spanish campuses, I had been teaching Social and political anthropology and Anthropology of leisure and tourism at the Licenciatura of Social and Cultural Anthropology (Bachelor level). Currently I am teaching the following courses:

I have delivered seminars and lectures on socio-anthropology of tourism and tourism development from an cultural-ecological perspective as well as researching as Visiting Scholar (VS) at different European and American universities:

I am a board member of International Journal of Heritage and Sustainable Development and an advisory board member of Revista Valenciana d’Etnologia, and peer-reviewer of several international and national scientific journals.

On January 28th of 2015 I was awarded with the II Prize José Lledó y Antón on university freedom and autonomy with the text por el trabajo titulado La libertad de catédra universitaria en el actual orden de palabras y cosas. Though my most precious award and the one I am most proud of is the Prize to Educational Talent obtained in November 2014 . The university news magazine UMH Sapiens published an interview with me on this subject.

E-mail: amnogues(arroba)umh.es

Research lines

  1. My theoretical concerns focus on meanings production, this is, in those processes through which ‘things’ acquire different senses in different contexts of production.
  2. The most ethnographic research line deeps into the comprehension of culture and society in tourism contexts from a dialogical perspective. My analysis are  highly influenced by the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, ethnographic studies of Jeremy Boissevain and Pierre Bourdieu’s theory on social space (stratification).
  3. In the applied dimension  I face issues related with cultural heritage and development, both in the realm of international cooperation (Latin America) as well as  regional development (Europe).

Most relevant publications

16 March 2017