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Call for Papers AAG 2009-Landscape: Heuristic Tool, Cultural Artifact,
Concept or Political Entity?
Session Organizers: Michelle Metro-Roland, Indiana University; James
Hayes, California State University Northridge; Shanon Donnelly,
University of Akron
Landscape has a long tradition within the history of geographic
though the definition of what landscape is has differed over time.
Carl Sauer in the 1920s to Kenneth Olwig today, what constitutes
landscape has shifted, with varying degrees of significance given to
natural, cultural and political aspects engendered by the concept. The
use of the term has also been used to describing a portion of the
earth’s surface, to refer to representation, as well as to describe
way of looking at the world. While the importance of landscape as a
topic of inquiry has waxed and waned, it appears that there is a new
resurgence of interest. This session seeks to draw together papers
have in common a focus upon landscape in order to explore the manifest
ways in which this foundational geographic term is understood and
employed by contemporary researchers.
We welcome research from geographers and scholars from other
who treat landscape in all its myriad manifestations.
For more information or to submit and abstract please contact Michelle
>; or Shanon
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)