Call for papers: Workshop “Living with Tourism: Paradoxes, Empowerment and Future Direction”



The workshop Living with Tourism: Paradoxes, Empowerment and Future Direction will take place in 24-25 of September of 2020, at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics and Management.

This workshop seeks paper proposals focused on interdisciplinary and empirical research on ‘living with tourism’, i.e., a rethinking of tourism economic, social and cultural impacts and its paradoxes, and its wider implications in terms of power relations towards a specific space and the communities that inhabit it.

It also invites to a broader discussion on tourism future directions in line with worldwide changes of nations economic prosperity, consumption lifestyles, rising of new markets, brands and activity sectors, and cutting-edge research topics in tourism studies.

The workshop will be organized into thematic sessions accordingly with the proposals accepted for presentation. We encourage the submission of abstracts on tourism contexts and host communities research related with topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  1. Social change and its paradoxes;
  2. Empowerment, identity and representation;
  3. Governance and public policies;
  4. Direct and indirect economic impacts;
  5. Innovative organizational structures;
  6. Sustainability, sociocultural harmony and integration;
  7. Resistance, contestation and repulsion;
  8. Dynamics of local-to-global, endurance and cosmopolitanism;
  9. Processes of invention of tradition and authenticity;
  10. Discourses and practices of enactment, performance and agency;
  11. Production and consumption of heritage;
  12. Food culture and gastronomy as tourist resources;
  13. Cultural festivals and corporate events;
  14. New cycles, new partnerships and new opportunities.


The unprecedented pandemic situation caused by the new coronavirus which is affecting the entire world, at the same time, causing an abrupt shutting down of social, economic and mobility life of the planet. Tourism is all about these activities, and is also about the generalized and increasing economic dependence on it, specially of the most fragile countries and populations. After COVID-19, we might believe that the future of tourism, as we know it, will never be the same. In addition to the topics already covered by the call, contributions and reflections on ‘LIVING WITH TOURISM after COVID-19’ issues are most encourage.


Further information about the event’s keynote speakers and registration open date, will be provided in due course.



Are welcome papers submissions until May 31st, 2020.

All abstracts must be submitted in English.
Abstract proposals should include the title, a short abstract, with no more than 50 words, which is meant to sum up the long abstract that must not exceed 250 words in length, plus 5 keywords.

The workshop registration includes, print materials, coffee breaks, access to the keynote, all the thematic sessions and fringe events.
Standard fee: 160€
Students fee: 120€
Standard late fee (from September 1): 200€


Please submit your abstracts by completing the following form:

Keynote Speakers


Assistant Professor, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro – UTAD, CETRAD – Vila Real, Portugal. Holds a European PhD in Social Anthropology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) and another International PhD in Tourism from the University of La Laguna (Canarias, Spain). Assistant teacher with habilitation (tenure) of anthropology (by ISCTE, Lisbon) and cultural tourism in UTAD. Conducts research about anthropology of tourism and cultural heritage in CETRAD, Centre for Transdiciplinary Development Studies, of UTAD. Has done fieldwork research in Spain, Portugal and Panama – about indigenous guna tourism. Is the Head of Tourism First Degree Course of UTAD, and was visitor teacher in the Universities of Vigo, Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Pablo Olavide (Seville), Salamanca, Panamá, Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), Costa Rica, UNICAMP (Brazil) and others. Awarded the 1994 Vicente Risco Award of Social Anthropology and Social Sciences; the 2007 FITUR in research tourism and the 2011 Sol-Meliá, University of Balears Islands Awards for Tourism Research. Nowadays is doing research on Portuguese Inside Way of Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and about Tourism in the Douro Region. Member of Editorial Board of International Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage – Pasos.


Senior Research Fellow, Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland. Researcher at the Global Migration Centre and the Department of Anthropology and Sociology, at the Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland, and Research Associate at the Instituto Universitário de Lisboa (ISCTE-IUL), Centro em Rede de Investigação em Antropologia, in Lisbon, Portugal. Author of the award-winning Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba (2016), as well as numerous contributions to edited volumes and journals in both anthropology and tourism studies including Anthropological Theory, Journal of Anthropological Research, and Journal of Tourism and Cultural Change. With ethnographic field research in Cuba and Spain, his work contributes to scholarship in the social sciences on intimacy, economic practice, morality, tourism, migration, transnationalism, and globalization.


Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology (SOCIUS/CSG, ISEG, Universidade de Lisboa)
PhD Programme on Economic and Organizational Sociology (PDSEO)

Scientific committee

Marisa C. Gaspar
Sofia Bento
Rafael Marques
Daniel Seabra Lopes
José Dias Lopes


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