Fwd: [IGUST] CfPs: AAG Tampa 2014 "Tourism and Governing the Wilderness"
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Date: Mon, Aug 26, 2013 at 11:45 PM
Subject: [IGUST] CfPs: AAG Tampa 2014 "Tourism and Governing the Wilderness"
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Call for Papers:
Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Conference, Tampa, April 8-12, 2014
Tourism and Governing the Wilderness
Joint sponsored session by the AAG Recreation, Tourism & Sport Specialty Group and IGU Commission on Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change
Session organisers: Jarkko Saarinen, University of Oulu (Finland), C. Michael Hall, University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and Alison Gill (Canada)
Wilderness conjures up meanings and images referring to wild, remote, rough, free, empty and untrammelled natural areas. These landscapes are often considered to represent the last parts of 'true' nature, untouched by the modern world. In many respect, however, this is no longer true: wilderness areas have been explored, mapped and converted into administrative (conservation) management units. In many cases they are also promoted as products or as sites of consumption, which is most clearly in evidence in connection with the tourism industry. Year 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the first US Wilderness Act, which has been an internationally influential reference point and also an important element in setting the governance structures for the wild and the use of wilderness in tourism and recreation. This session aims to examine the important but, at times, problematic nature of the wilderness and tourism relationship in various jurisdictions by discussing the past, current and future interplay between tourism and wilderness management.
If you are interested in participating in the session: in addition to registering your abstract for the conference on the AAG website, please submit a copy to Jarkko Saarinen (jarkko.saarinen@...), cc to Michael Hall (michael.hall@...) and Alison Gill (agill@...) no later than 30th of September 2013. Other formal dead-lines: Registration for the conference via the AAG Annual Meeting online submission portal by the 23rd of October 2013 (the early bird fee); final versions of abstracts to the AAG system submitted by the 3rd of December 2013 (see: http://www.aag.org/cs/annualmeeting/call_for_papers). If you need further information about the session, don't hesitate to contact us.