Call for papers: RTS sessions at the AAG 08
- Hi all,
The Recreation, Tourism and Sports (RTS) Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers is pleased to announce call for papers. You are also invited to contact us (address at the bottom of this email) if you are interested in organizing other RTS sessions.
If you are interested in presenting at a specific session listed below, please contact the person named under the session title.
Also attached is a poster (pdf file) announcing student paper awards. Please distribute it widely.
1. Session Title: Tourism Development in Towns and Rural Areas: Promises and Prospects
Description: The session will explore lessons learned when tourism is
embraced as an economic development strategy in small towns and rural
areas. Success and failure that address planning principles and
practices will yield insights to the state of the art in tourism
development initiatives in locations where potential impacts can be
Contact person: Bob Pfister pfisterr@...
2. Session Title: Nationalism & National Heritage
Contact person: Dallen Timothy <dtimothy@...>
3. Session Title: Industrial Heritage
Contact person: Anne Soper <asoper@...>
4. Session Title: Mountain Tourism: Aspects of Change
Contact person: Sanjay K. Nepal sknepal@... or Rudi Hartmann <Rudi.Hartmann@...>
Description: This session will explore the interactions and inter-dependence between tourism, the environment, and society in the context of mountainous regions. Topics may include but not limited to tourism impacts, mountain heritage, community perspectives of tourism, amenity migration, second homes, real estate trends, etc.
5. Session Title: Coastal Tourism
Contact person: Kang Shou Lou kshoulu@...
6. Session Title: Tourist/Travel landscapes and self-realization
Contact person: Anne-Marie d'Hauteserre adhautes@...
7. Session Title: Indigenous Tourism
Contact person: Lorri Krebs <lkrebs@...>
8. Session Title: Film and Tourism
Contact person: Deborah Che dche@...
9. Session Title: Travel Writing
Contact person: Theoao Terkeali t.terkenli@...
10. Session Title: Economic geography and tourism
Contact person: Dimitri Ioannides <DIoannides@...>
11. Student paper sessions: Graduate student are encouraged to submit full papers to sknepal@... for consideration in student paper awards. See attached poster announcement, further info can be found at the rts web page at http://www.geog.nau.edu/rts
Sanjay K. Nepal, PhD
Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX-77845-2261
Tel: 979 862 4080 Fax: 979 845 0446
eReview of Tourism Research
Recreation, Tourism and Sports Specialty Group,
The Association of American Geographers (AAG)