Association of American Geographers

Recreation, Tourism and Sport Specialty Group

Sessions at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the AAG
1 to 6 April 1997 - Fort Worth, Texas, USA


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2 April - Wednesday

8 - 9:40am - Transportation Geography Specialty Group and Recreation, Tourism and Sport Specialty Group Plenary.
Organizer: Andrew R. Goetz, Unviersity of Denver. Chair: Andrew R. Goetz, University of Denver.
Robert A. Britton, American Airlines, Recent Developments in International Aviation: An Applied Geographer's Perspective.

10 - 11:40am - Regional Planning and Destination Development in Tourism
(Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism, and Sport, Rural Development, and Regional Development and Planning Specialty Groups).
Organizers: Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University, Carolyn M. Daugherty, Northern Arizona University. Chair: Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University.
10:00 Ronald V. Shaklee, Youngstown State University, Regional Specialization in Tourist Opportunities Among the Bahamas Family Islands
10:20 Friedrich M. Zimmermann, Universitat Klagenfurt, Regional Development By Tourism: Examples from the European Union
10:40 Barbara J. McNicol, University of Calgary, Determining Group Images of Proposed Tourism Resort Developments
11:20 David Truly, University of South Carolina, The Manipulative Variable Model: A Holistic Approach to Tourism Development.

1:45 - 3:25pm - Sport Geography
(Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group).
Organizer: Theodore L. Goudge, Northwest Missouri State University. Chair: Theodore L. Goudge, Northwest Missouri State University.
1:45 James A. Hazen, Northwest Missouri State University, Southern Slant: The Geography of American Professional Football
2:05 Natalie S. West, Northwest Missouri State University, Digging It Out West: A Geographical Perspective of Women's Major College Volleyball
2:25 Kirk G. Larson, Northwest Missouri State University, Pigskins and Blue Chip: Big in Texas
2:45 Jeffrey R. Potter, Northwest Missouri State University, The Recruiting Game in the '90s: The Geography of Men's and Women's Major College Basketball
Discussant: Theodore L. Goudge, Northwest Missouri State University.


2 April - Wednesday - 5:45 - 7:00pm - Session 178 - RTS Specialty Group Business Meeting


3 April - Thursday

8 - 9:40am - Applied Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Research I
(Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group).
Organizer: Robert L. Janiskee, University of South Carolina. Chair: Robert L. Janiskee, University of South Carolina.
8:00 Barbara Carmichael, Wilfrid Laurier University, Special Events and Market Segmentation: Who is a Cultural Tourist?
8:20 Gary. R. Hovinen, Millersville University, Lancaster County's Heritage Tourism Initiative: A Preliminary Assessment
8:40 Robert L. Janiskee, University of South Carolina, Patricia L. Drews, University of South Carolina. The Role of Community Festivals in Reimaging Rural Tourist Destinations
9:00 Jonathan Wessell, Western Michigan University, Recreation Quality and Usage: A Comparative Study of Three West Michigan Rail-Trails

10 - 11:40am - Applied Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Research II
(sponsored by the Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group).
Organizer: Robert L. Janiskee, University of South Carolina. Chair: Robert C. Mings, Arizona State University.
10:00 Robert C. Mings, Arizona State University, Tracking Snowbirds in Australia
10:40 Ralph E. Lewis, Eastern Oregon State College, Demographics of Unlimited Hydroplane Racing

1:45 - 3:25pm - Tourism
(sponsored by the Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group).
Chair: Chad F. Emmett, Brigham Young University.
1:45 Michael Cornebise, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Developing Tourism for Cubans - The Case of Campismo Popular
2:05 Daisaku Yamamoto, Simon Fraser University, The Japanese Tourism Production System in Whistler, British Columbia
2:25 Jonathan Neumann, University of Texas-Austin, Indigenous Ecotourism Enterprises and Conservation Dialogues in Amazonian Ecuador
2:45 Kathryn Besio, University of Hawaii-Manoa, Marketing Mountain Heirs; Adventure Travel and Appropriation of Place in Nepal
3:05 Chad F. Emmett, Brigham Young University, Political Change and Changing Patterns of Tourism in the Middle East.

3:45 - 5:25pm - Trends in Recreation, Tourism, and Sport
(sponsored by Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group).
Organizers: Lisle S. Mitchell, University of South Carolina, Richard V. Smith, Miami University. Chairs: Lisle S. Mitchell, University of South Carolina, Richard V. Smith, Miami University.
3:45 Lisle S. Mitchell, University of South Carolina, Trends in Recreation Geography
4:05 Rudi Hartmann, University of Colorado-Denver, Tourism as a Growth Sector in the 21st Century: Strategies for Sustainable Development
4:25 Theodore L. Goudge, Northwest Missouri State University, Trends in Sports Geography
4:45 Richard V. Smith, Miami University, Trends in the Academic Status of Recreation and Tourism Geography
5:05 Scott R. Loban, University of South Carolina, Information Trends in Recreation, Tourism, and Sport.


4 April - Friday

8 - 9:40 am - Gender Research in Recreation, Tourism, and Sport
(sponsored by Recreation,Tourism, and Sport and Geographical Perspectives on Women Speciality Groups).
Organizer: Barbara Carmichael, Wilfrid Laurier University. Chair: Barbara Carmichael, Wilfrid Laurier University.
8:00 Carole Self, Univ of California-Santa Barbara, Reginald College, Univ of California-Santa Barbara, Sport and Recreational Preferences of Males and Females: Commonalities and Differences
8:20 Shelagh J. Squire, Carleton University, Women Negotiating the Canadian Rockies: Leisure, Labour, and Early Tourism
8:40 Karen M. Morin, Bucknell University, Jeanne Kay, University of Waterloo, Everting the Gaze: Mormon Women's Encounters with British Women Travel Writers, c. 1970- 1890
9:00 Karen DeBres, Kansas State University, Creation of a Gendered Landscape: The Country Club Plaza
Discussant: Joanne Sharp, Glasgow University.

10 - 11:20 am - Alluring Places: The Culture and Politics of Travel
(sponsored by Cultural Geography and Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Groups).
Organizers: Stephen Frenkel, University of Washington, Steven Hoelscher, Louisiana State University. Chair: Steven Hoelscher, Louisiana State University.
10:00 Stephen Frenkel, University of Washington, Alluring Landscapes: The Symbolic Economy of Tourist Destinations
10:20 Steven Hoelscher, Louisiana State University, Tourism, Ethnic Heritage, and the Other-Directed Place
10:40 Terrence Young, Dumbarton Oaks, The Ritual of American Camping
11:00 Timothy Oakes, University of Colorado-Boulder, the Politics of Authenticity in China's Ethnic Tourism Industry
Discussant: Carolyn Cartier, University of Oregon


5 April - Saturday

1:45 - 3:25 pm - Tourism in Small Towns and Rural Areas
(sponsored by the Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group).
Chair: James R. Kimmel, Southwest Texas State University.
1:45 Ann Marie Powalski, South Dakota State University, Tourism Development in a Gateway Community
2:05 Thomas W. Paradis, University of Illinois-Urbana, Sense of Place and Historic Theme Development in Small Towns
2:25 Scott A Brady, Southeastern Louisiana University, Some Prelimary Findings of Allemansratt, Sweden's Tradition of Common Access to the Countryside
2:45 James R. Kimmel, Southwest Texas State University, Sally Caldwell, Southwest Texas State University, Geographic Aspects of Scenic Road Tourism in Texas.

3:45 - 5:25 pm - Been There, Done That -- Changing Geographies of Tourism
(sponsored by the Cultural Geography and Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Groups).
Organizer and Chair: Bryan Higgins, State University of New York-Plattsville
Panelists: David Zurick, Eastern Kentucky University; Bryan Higgins, State University of New York-Plattsville; Timothy Oakes, University of Colorado-Boulder; Shelagh J. Squire, Carleton University; Roderick P. Neumann, Florida International University.