RE: [rtsnet] AAG sessions
In response to Dallen, Wesley and Dimitri, as the Chair of the RTS Specialty Group I must admit that I am surprised with the lack of tourism-related proposals for the 2010 AAG meetings. I will shortly send out a list of the RTS-related sessions that, at least to my knowledge, have been proposed. Also look at the RTS Newsletter at http://www.geog.nau.edu/rts/news/news_0909.pdf for some CFPs that may not have made it to TRINET or this list-serve.
Dr. Daniel H. Olsen
Department of Geography, Brandon University
Room 4-10, John R. Brodie Science Centre
270 18th Street, Brandon , Manitoba , Canada R7A 6A9
Phone: (204) 727-9766
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto: email@example.com ] On Behalf Of Ioannides Dimitri
Sent: Friday, October 09, 2009 3:04 AM
To: 'WESLEY S. ROEHL'; Dallen Timothy
Subject: RE: [rtsnet] AAG sessions
Further to Dallen’s and Wesley’s emails I am writing to say I am fairly surprised by the low level of interest expressed in terms of setting up RTS sessions at the AAG. For years we have built up a fairly healthy presence at the national conference but alas, this no longer seems to be the case. To be sure there are a number of sessions proposed and the people proposing them should be praised but it also seems to be – for the most part – the old guard that keeps holding the baton.
That said, I would be quite interested in presenting – or even chairing a session – on tourism and inequities. Among the topics discussed could be issues that relate to labor, marginalization, social/cultural sustainability etc.
I have been more reluctant than usual to take the initiative in terms of organizing a session as I am not sure if I can actually make it to DC next year. However, if there is a session that deals with the aforementioned issues I would seriously think about developing something for the conference.
Best wishes to all
Dimitri Ioannides PhD
Professor of Human Geography
Mid-Sweden University and ETOUR
Kunskapens Väg 1
SE - 831 25
Tel. (46) 63195811
Mobile. (46) 768016020
E-mail. Dimitri.Ioannides@ miun.se