Extended Call for Papers: Workshop “Living with Tourism” (Online)


The call for papers deadline is extended until 30 June 2020 and registration will be free of charges

Regarding COVID-19 recommendations still in force, which impose physical distance, the International Workshop on Economic and Organizational Sociology scientific committee has decided to keep the ‘Living with Tourism’ workshop on its original dates, although in an online format (a face-to-face event with restricted attendance can also be organized if the University of Lisbon resumes its meetings in due time). In this regard, the call for papers deadline is extended until 30 June 2020 and registration will be free of charges. Participants from all over the world interested in presenting their tourism related researches and discussing them with a multidisciplinary audience – now also in the light of the new pandemic conjuncture  we are living in – are more than welcome to send their abstracts proposals.


Description and Themes

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:

  • Social change and its paradoxes;
  • Empowerment, identity and representation;
  • Governance and public policies;
  • Direct and indirect economic impacts;
  • Innovative organizational structures;
  • Sustainability, sociocultural harmony and integration;
  • Resistance, contestation and repulsion;
  • Dynamics of local-to-global, endurance and cosmopolitanism;
  • Processes of invention of tradition and authenticity;
  • Discourses and practices of enactment, performance and agency;
  • Production and consumption of heritage;
  • Food culture and gastronomy as tourist resources;
  • Cultural festivals and corporate events;
  • 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.



Xerardo Pereiro, Assistant Professor, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal.
Valerio Simoni, Senior Research Fellow, Graduate Institute Geneva, Switzerland.


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.

Abstracts submission deadline: 30 June 2020.


Please submit your abstracts by completing the form

Contact information: sociuseventos@iseg.ulisboa.pt

Scientific Committee

Marisa C. Gaspar (SOCIUS/CSG, ISEG)
Sofia Bento (SOCIUS/CSG, ISEG)
Rafael Marques (SOCIUS/CSG, ISEG)
Daniel Seabra Lopes (SOCIUS/CSG, ISEG)
José Dias Lopes (ADVANCE/CSG, ISEG)

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