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  • Alan A. Lew
    *Note: A List of all RTS CFP s for Tampa can be found at: http://www.geog.nau.edu/rts/sessions/2014-CFPs.html* ... From: Patrick Brouder
    Message 1 of 2 , Sep 26 8:16 PM
      Note: A List of all RTS CFP's for Tampa can be found at:  http://www.geog.nau.edu/rts/sessions/2014-CFPs.html

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      From: Patrick Brouder <patrick.brouder@...>
      Date: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 2:35 AM
      [Attachment(s) from Patrick Brouder included below]

      Dear colleagues,

      please see below (and find attached) a call for papers for the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers which may be of interest to some of you. The meeting takes place in Tampa, Florida, from the 8th to the 12th of April, 2014.

      One session is already full but we have space for two or three presentations in the second session. Please contact us with a draft abstract as soon as possible if you are interested in sharing your research in our sessions.

      Patrick Brouder & Chris Fullerton

      [apologies for cross-posting]


      Session Organisers: Patrick Brouder & Chris Fullerton

      Rural and peripheral communities have been, and are still being, established as outposts of capitalism and prosper through primary industries such as agriculture, mining, forestry, and fishing. Many communities, however, are facing long term negative socioeconomic trends due to a combination of endogenous changes (e.g., ageing population) and exogenous pressures (e.g., economic restructuring). Thus, many communities are forced to look beyond their traditional staple industries for new sources of development.

      Rural geographers have begun to reconceptualise development so that it is no longer about sectoral development per se but about “place-based” community development through various economic sectors. By identifying local assets and harnessing these to pursue community development goals a whole new set of possibilities for endogenous development is created.

      This session invites papers addressing community development and its contribution to rural resilience. Submissions may address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

      ·         community economic development

      ·         place-based development, asset-based community development

      ·         rural tourism (including heritage and nature-based tourism)

      ·         quality-of-life, quality-of-place, and community well-being

      ·         marginalised groups in rural and peripheral development

      ·         local partnerships and networking

      ·         social capital as a community development resource

      If you are interested in participating in this session please send a draft of your abstract to patrick.brouder@... orchris.fullerton@... on or before the 9th of October 2013. Registration for the conference must be completed via the AAG Annual Meeting online submission portal by the 23rd of October 2013 in order to receive the early bird discount. Final versions of abstracts must be submitted by the 3rd of December 2013. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact one of the session organisers.

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