CFP: Regimes of Value in Tourism: Concepts, Politics and Practices
TOCOCU 2nd Biannual Conference
Sion, Switzerland, 2-4 July 2012
The conference aims to explore different concepts of value that emerge in the social field of tourism.
Themes and Topics
- How is value in tourism and travel conceptualized, normalized and measured, according to different disciplines and social actors (tourism and heritage planners, cultural policy makers, tourists, local populations, anthropologists, sociologists, economists, geographers)?
- What values are mobilized and experienced by tourists? To which emotional cultures and morals do they pertain? What are the values inherent in concepts like nature, god, world heritage, or humanity? How have they been historically formed? What kinds of society do they reflect? What political projects and which humanities do they articulate?
- How is value produced in tourism and for tourists? How is this production of value governed? Who owns such value? Who derives an economic or symbolic remuneration of it? How are values and their remuneration regulated? What systems of value accountancy and redistribution are in place? How tensions, contradictions and controversies over values are constructed and negotiated when touristic referents are invoked?
- Why, and how (through which processes), are such regimes of value maintained? What kind of social order and forms of participation do they reflect and help to reproduce in the construction of tourism? How different actors construct and cope with contradictions between value regimes? And how do they function as devices for social inclusion and exclusion? What ethical claims do they imply, and how do they translate these in social life?
Call for Papers and Abstract Submission (deadline 15 March 2012)
The conference wishes to bring together academics from all social sciences (anthropology, sociology, psychology, geograpgy, economics, political sciences, etc.), tourism and heritage policy, and the emerging fields of heritage and environmental economics. The Call for Papers is open untill 15 March 2012. All abstracts will be reviewed individually by the members of the academic board (based on a point system). Based on this review, a short list of accepted abstracts will be created and communicated in early-mid April 2012. If presentation slots become available at a later stage, late abstracts may be accepted. The conference will initially accept a maximum of 100 papers.
To submit an abstract, please use the following link: Abstract Submission at the website of TOCOCU.