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  • Alan A. Lew
    Call for Papers - AAG, Los Angeles - 9-13 April, 2013 *The Phenomenon of Ethnic Tourism in Europe* This is the call for papers that address the developing
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 24, 2012
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    Call for Papers - AAG, Los Angeles - 9-13 April, 2013 

    The Phenomenon of Ethnic Tourism in Europe

    This is the call for papers that address the developing niche market of ethnic tourism, or what is also referred to as roots tourism, genealogical tourism or diaspora tourism. The phenomenon consists of return visits by emigrants (and/or their descendants) to the country of their ancestors. Due to specific characteristics, researchers have designated this type of tourism as a separate segment under the topic of heritage tourism. Due to the fact that almost every European country has its diaspora living outside of the country's borders, the potential for expansion of this type of tourism is great.

    Organizers of the session are especially interested in papers that focus on good/bad practice examples in the field of European ethnic tourism, explore the economic and social impacts of ethnic or roots tourism on receiving countries (or families), or identify and discuss the types of destinations (families, home towns, religious places, cultural/historic sites) that attract this specific type of tourist population.

    Deadline: September 21, 2012 - Please send proposed titles and abstracts of up to 250 words to: Miha Koderman (miha.koderman@...)

    Best regards from Slovenia,
    Miha Koderman, PhD, assistant
    Department of Geography
    Faculty of humanities
    University of Primorska
    Titov trg 5
    6000 Koper/Capodistria
    Slovenia

    For all of the AAG-RTS Sponsored Sessions for the AAG, please visit: http://www.geog.nau.edu/rts/sessions/2013.html

  • Alan A. Lew
    *Call for Papers* AAG 2013 April 9-13, Los Angeles * * *Re-framing Sustainable Tourism* * * The term sustainable tourism has been in existence since the late
    Message 2 of 2 , Sep 18, 2012
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    Call for Papers

    AAG 2013

    April 9-13, Los Angeles


    Re-framing Sustainable Tourism


    The term sustainable tourism has been in existence since the late 1980’s and since that time, debates in the field have been challenged by varying notions of what sustainable tourism is and to what purposes does it serve. In a world that is increasingly globalized and interconnected, contentious and complex, is sustainable tourism limited to small firms located in rural environments, or does the concept have broader applicability. Technology, environmental issues and global- local interactions have changed enormously in the last 25 years thus necessitating an evaluation of the concept as an organizing tool for research and practice. As such, academics and others continue to re-define and reframe issues of sustainable tourism in interesting and innovative ways. This session proposes to highlight some of those ways in which sustainable tourism is being re-framed to include among other things:

    • Its place in complex social-ecological systems
    • Challenges to assumptions treated as facts
    • An increasing focus on justice and governance
    • The relevancy of the notion of resiliency to sustainable tourism
    • The politics of sustainable tourism
    • More nuanced understandings of scale and sustainable tourism
    • Managing and planning sustainable tourism

    We invite both empirical research and critical essays on the idea of Reframing Sustainable Tourism. Authors of abstracts chosen for this session will be asked to develop a paper for possible inclusion in a special issue of the journal Sustainability and as a chapter in an upcoming edited volume on re-framing sustainable tourism.

    Please send abstracts and PINs for inclusion in the session no later than October 24th

    Keith Bosak PhD
    Associate Professor of Nature-Based Tourism
    Department of Society and Conservation
    College of Forestry and Conservation
    32 Campus Drive
    University of Montana
    Missoula, MT 59812
    Ph: 406.243.6062
    Fax: 406.243.6656


    This session is sponsored by the Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group.  For a full list of sessions sponsored by RTS, please visit: http://www.geog.nau.edu/rts/sessions/2013.html 

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