Dear RTS members:
Here are two more proposed sessions for the AAG NY meeting
1. (Im)Mobilities of Dwellling: Places and Practices
(See attachment for details)
2. Title: Film/TV/Media and Tourism
Organiser: Dan Knudsen (Indiana University)
This session is devoted to the linkages between film/TV/media and tourism. The literature contains several examples, notably the flow of tourists to New Zealand during the Lord of the Rings series. Yet the typically idyllic film/TV/media potrayals often hide more than they reveal (recall the lack of persons of color in Mayberry). The session seeks innovative papers that examine and problematize the film/TV/media and tourism relationship.
Please submit abstract to Dan Knudsen at <knudsen@...
> by September 1, 2011
3. Also a CORRECTION TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS for the Rural and Peripheral Tourism session
Correct email for Patrick Brouder is <patrick.brouder@...
Title: Rural and Peripheral Tourism
Organizer: Patrick Brouder (Umeå University, Sweden)
Tourism is one branch of the economy which can benefit rural and peripheral regions. Entrepreneurial activity and institutional efforts have led to tourism growth in many places. Rural and peripheral communities were often established as outposts of capitalism and prospered through primary industries such as agriculture, mining and forestry. Today, however, rural growth more often takes place in amenity-rich areas while many long-standing communities are facing challenges to their very survival. The resilience of locals is, at least in part, dependent upon creative and innovative actions by members of the community.
This session invites papers discussing the role of tourism in sustaining rural and peripheral communities. Papers may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:
• rural tourism and local quality of life
• indigenous tourism at the community level
• tourism entrepreneurs in the community beyond the economic realm
• tourism institutions and NGOs as leaders of community resilience
• limits of rural tourism.
Please submit abstracts to Patrick Brouder <patrick.brouder@...
> by September 1st 2011.