I wish to thank everyone who participated in the AAG conference in New York City, particularly those who organized and chaired RTS-sponsored sessions. A special thanks also is due to the newly-elected board members, finance manager, and newsletter editor(s) (present and future) for their willingness to serve. The RTS sessions were a success and full of interesting papers; hopefully we all learned something new. Of course the social side of the meetings was also a winner, as it is always nice to renew old friendships and start new ones. Aside from getting my face on the Today Show, running into Jack Palance (he wasn’t hurt—Alan Lew can attest to this) on Broadway Street, and visiting the Empire State Building, the highlight of the conference for me was seeing you all again and hearing about your research endeavors.
While we came up with some ideas for sessions at next year’s meetings in Los Angeles, there is room for more. I encourage you to generate additional ideas for session themes and let the board know whether or not you would be interested in organizing or chairing them. I also hope you will encourage your students to submit papers for the annual student paper competition. The awards/rewards are amazing.
The RTS member list of publications is growing all the time (ask Klaus Meyer-Arendt if you don’t believe me), and the range and quality of work you are doing is commendable. Keep up the good work everyone and get your creative juices flowing for the next AAG conference. See you there!
Dallen J. Timothy, Department of Recreation Management and Tourism, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85296.
Announcements: The following new books by RTS members are now available:
Apostolopoulos, Y., Sonmez, S. and Timothy, D.J. (eds). 2001. Women as Producers and Consumers of Tourism in Developing Regions. Westport, CT: Praeger.
Ioannides, D., Apostolopoulos, Y. and Sonmez, S. (eds).
2001. Mediterranean Islands and Sustainable
Tourism Development: Practices, Management, and Policies. New York: Continuum (formerly Cassell).
Timothy, D.J. 2001. Tourism and Political Boundaries.
My latest toy is a server (river.wsc.ma.edu) that will (hopefully) deliver some tourism maps. Please visit the site and comment. It is a work in progress, so please be kind. After all, I am working on this newsletter instead of the server.
Robert S. Bristow, Westfield State College
Julia Morton-Marr, President, IHTEC
Founder International School Peace Gardens
3343 Masthead Crescent, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, L5L 1G9 , Tel: (905) 820-5067 Fax: (905) 820-6536 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- All abstracts and editorials for volumes 1 & 2 (1999 & 2000)
are now available for free access on the website - many are in both English
- Contents for volume 3 (2001) are available through issue 3 (August 2001)
- A list of US Ph.D. dissertations in tourism and recreation geography (1987-2000) is available, as well as a list of published papers on tourism, recreation and sport geography (1998-1999)
THE NAMCHE CONFERENCE
People, Park, and Mountain Ecotourism at Namche Bazar (Khumbu, Nepal) Dec. 5-8, 2002
Contact: Seth Sicroff
fax: (708) 575-6620
Session on: Empires of Science - Proposed Full Day Session
Matthew Farish, UBC & Richard Powell, Cambridge
Subjects for investigation might include:
- Science, geography, and imperialism
- Embodied accounts of scientific practices
- Power, identity and difference in fieldwork
- Spatial science in critical perspective
- Spaces of cross-cultural scientific encounters
- Technoscience and critical geopolitics
- Geographic technologies in historical perspective
- Traveling Science
Please direct all expressions of interest, queries and submissions to: email@example.com
Deadline for Abstracts: July 31, 2001
Cultural Industries and the Production of Culture
Convenors: Dominic Power and Allen Scott
Papers are sought that explore:
* the nature and functioning of the cultural industries
* cultural production’s role in regional and urban development
* the spatial economy of culture
* case studies at a sectoral, urban, regional, or national level
* agglomeration/cluster approaches to cultural production
* issues of innovation and creativity in the cultural economy
* cultural politics as it relates to the commodification of culture
* the functioning of labor markets in the culture industries and so on…
Please submit an abstract of not more than 250 words by August 1st 2001
Dominic Power, Uppsala University, Sweden, firstname.lastname@example.org
(Tel: +46-70-7310121; Fax: +46-18-4717418)
or Allen Scott, UCLA, USA, email@example.com
Dr. Karla Henderson
Dept. of Recreation and Leisure Studies
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3185
Voice: 919-962-1222, Fax: 919-962-1223
Bill Theobald, Chm & Professor Emeritus
Recreation & Tourism Program
2167 Tecumseh Park Lane
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Phone: (765)463-1268; e-Fax: (707)598-0037
The Tenth Canadian Congress on Leisure Research will be hosted by the
University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta from May 22 to 25, 2002. The
purpose of CCLR10 is to bring together scholars who are interested in leisure
from an academic or professional perspective. The four days in central
Alberta will provide opportunities for the exchange of ideas and the advancement
Please visit the CCLR10 website (http://www.eas.ualberta.ca/cclr10/) for further
information about the Congress, which will continually be updated as the time for the Congress draws nearer.
Dr. Edgar L. Jackson
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2E3, Canada
Call for Papers
Taking Tourism to the Limits
9-11 December 2003
The theme of the conference, Taking Tourism to the Limits, has been specifically chosen as one that incorporates many eclectic themes that will encourage a wide mix of academics and industry people to attend who might not normally come into contact with each other. Considering the theme, it can involve:
- Limits and spatial peripheries - and thus geographical perspectives.
- Marginal peoples involved in tourism - and thus include considerations of indigenous peoples in tourism, the demands of those with disabilities.
- Concepts of liminalties - are tourists occupying liminal roles as 'escapees' from a world of work, or does de-differentiation of the late or post modern world mean that tourist roles offer much to illuminate roles occupied in the non-tourism.
- The limits of experience - as a place of adventure sports and tourism, New Zealand has a range of adrenaline rush based product - is this another form of limit.
- Tourism and marginal economies.
- New horizons above existing limits - has space tourism a future role to play?
Best papers will be selected for a book to be edited by Professors Chris Ryan and Stephen Page.
Will those thinking of participating please e-mail Chris Ryan on firstname.lastname@example.org
to register their interest. Centre for Tourism, the University of Waikato,
Hamilton, New Zealand
Bob also wanted me to let readers know that he is revising the RTS Directory.
RTSers should go to the RTS homepage (www.geog.nau.edu/rts/), check their
entry, and inform me of needed changes. If readers are not in the
listing and should be, contact:
Dr. Robert L. Janiskee
Dept. of Geography
University of South Carolina
Columbia, SC 29208
phone 803-777-6739; fax 803-777-4972
The MSc in Tourism, Development and Policy is a new course that is offered
for the first time in October 2001. The programme provides an opportunity
to study tourism development and policies, combining a theoretical understanding
of tourism issues with teaching of practical methods of tourism analysis.
It is suitable both for those interested in furthering their career prospects,
through obtaining a specialised postgraduate qualification, and those seeking
advanced training prior to doctoral research.
The basic programme has seven modules:
* Tourism and Economic Development
* Tourist Behaviour: Theory and Practice
* Tourism Policies
* Tourism and Marketing
* Tourism Impacts and Sustainability
* Tourism Research Methods and Techniques
For further information on this exciting new opportunity, see our web site at:
Prof. A.M. Williams
School of Geography and Archaeology, University of Exeter. Amory Building, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4RJ. UK; T: 01392-263337 F: 01392-263342
Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted as soon as possible
but by September 21st 2001 at the latest. Authors will be informed
by 12th October whether their proposal has been selected for the conference.
Accepted papers will be published after the conference. Contact:
Prof. Mike Robinson,
Centre for Tourism & Cultural Change, Sheffield Hallam University, Owen Building, Howard Street, United Kingdom, Sheffield, S1 1WB
Tel: +44 (0)114 225 2928, Fax: +44 (0)114 225 3343
Authors: Stephen Page (University of Stirling), Paul Brunt (University
of Plymouth), Graham Busby (University of Plymouth) and Jo Connell
(University of Stirling). For further details and inspection copies, follow the link from: http://www.thomsonlearning.co.uk
The 2001 TEAMS: Travel, Events, and Management in Sports conference will be held October 24-27 in Salt Lake City, UT. For complete details and to register click on the TEAMS banner at www.sportstravelnet.com or call 310/577-3700.
Northeastern Recreation Research Symposium 2002 http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/b/e/bel/nerr/nerr.html (to be updated soon)
International Symposia on Society and Resource Management