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  • 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 1 of 2 , Sep 18, 2012

    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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