Fwd: AAG Study of the American South Specialty Group
- FYI: A new AAG specialty group.
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)
>>> "Alderman, Derek" <ALDERMAND@...> 7/24/2007 8:32 AM >>>Dear Sanjay:
Would you please circulate the announcement below to your specialty
Apologies for cross listings.
Bill Graves (UNC-Charlotte) and I are happy to announce the
establishment of a new AAG specialty group--the Study of the American
The STUDY OF THE AMERICAN SOUTH SPECIALTY GROUP strives to create a
national platform for: (a) promoting study of the social, political,
cultural, economic, and ecological aspects of the American South; (b)
encouraging critical reflection on the issues, processes, intrinsic
qualities, and interconnections that shape the region and its
landscapes; (c) exchanging research and teaching ideas among scholars of
the American South; and (d) building greater ties between geographers
and the larger, cross-disciplinary southern studies community.
Membership is open to any sub-field and not restricted to scholars based
in the southeastern United States.
Please consider joining the group when your AAG membership comes up for
renewal. Or you can send in membership dues with a note to the AAG
office saying that it is for the South specialty group. Dues are $5 for
regular members and $1 for student members (what a deal!)
Please also note that we are in the process of setting up an
administrative page and listserv through AAG. Over the coming months,
we will also be establishing a specialty group web page to help
disseminate information. If anyone has a desire to help out, do not
hesitate to let me know. Bill and I have declared ourselves interim
co-chairs out of administrative necessity. A formal election of
officers will happen at the 2008 AAG meeting in Boston and we welcome
your interest in assuming a leadership position.
Finally, the specialty group is happy to sponsor special organized
sessions at national and regional meetings--just contact us. Let's
start organizing sessions for the Boston AAG meeting! Do you have any
ideas for potential topics and/or participants?
Derek H. Alderman, PhD
Co-Editor, Southeastern Geographer
Department of Geography
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858