Recreation, Tourism and Sport Sessions for
AAG Meeting in New York - 27 February to 3 March 2001

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Wednesday, February 28

FIELD TRIP:
TOURISM TODAY IN NEW YORK
1:30pm - 5:30pm
$18.50 per person - Capacity: 45
Richard W. Benfield, Central Connecticut State University
This is an afternoon field trip to examine a number of New York tourist sites. Themes examined will be mass tourism, cultural tourism and urban tourism with emphasis on demographic audiences, marketing and management. Includes Natural History Museum, Frick Museum, Bronx Zoo, and the New York Botanic Garden.

RTS Specialty Group BUSINESS MEETING - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Wednesday, February 28

3.1.29 The Geography of Sustainable Tourism Revisited: Local and Global Issues (Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism, and Sport and Rural Development Specialty Groups, and IGU)
Organizer: Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University; Chair: C. Michael Hall, University of Otago
8-9:40 am - Panelists: Simon Milne, Auckland University of Technology; Allan M. Williams, University of Exeter; Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University; Clive Charleton, University of Plymouth; William Forbes, University of North Texas

3.2.29 Tourism and the New Urban Politics (Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group and IGU Study Group on the Geography of Tourism, Leisure, and Global Change)
Organizer: Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University; Chair: Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University
10:00 George Hughes, University of Edinburgh, Place Marketing Under Ethnic Tension
10:20 Dion Koojiman, Delft University of Technology, 'Run' and 'Fun' at Rotterdam Central Station
10:40 Tim Coles, University of Exeter, Heritage Tourism, Place Promotion, and Economic Restructuring: The Case of Leipzig
11:00 Douglas M. Turco, Illinois State University, Winning Isn't Everything: Forging a Community Image Through Sport
Discussant: Mark Boyle, Strathclyde University

3.3.33 Tourism as a Rural Development Strategy (Sponsored by Rural Development, Recreation, Tourism, and Sport, Contemporary Agriculture and Rural Land Use Specialty Groups)
Organizer: Margaret D. Foraker, University of Tennessee; Chair: Leah D. Manos, University of Tennessee
1:00 Margaret D. Foraker, University of Tennessee, Losing Ground: An African American Neighborhood's Struggle for Survival in a Small Appalachian Town
1:20 Leah D. Manos, University of Tennessee, Land and Business Ownership in a Tourism Destination Town
1:40 William Forbes, University of North Texas, Cross-border Heritage and Nature-based Tourism Planning for Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico
2:00 Deborah Che, Western Michigan University, In Defense of Rural Culture: Celebrating Logging, Oil Extraction, Hunting, and Fishing Through Heritage Tourism
Discussant: Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University

3.4.33 Book Discussion: Cottage Country in Transition by Greg Halseth (Sponsored by Canadian Studies and Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Groups)
Organizer: Christopher D. Merrett, Western Illinois University; Chair: Christopher D. Merrett, Western Illinois University
3:00 pm - 4:40 pm - Panelists: Greg Halseth, University of Northern British Columbia, Sylvia-Linda Kaktins, University of Michigan-Flint, Thomas Rumney, SUNY-Plattsburgh, Debra Straussfogel, University of New Hampshire, Robert Bone, University of Saskatchewan, Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University, Peter H. Meserve, Columbia College, Christopher D. Merrett, Western Illinois University,

3.5.06 Tourism and the Environment (Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group)
Organizer: Bryan R. Higgins, SUNY-Plattsburgh; Chair: Bryan R. Higgins, SUNY-Plattsburgh
5:00 Gayla Smutny, Florida State University, Environmental Governance and the Shadow State in California's Wine Country
5:20 Bryan R. Higgins, SUNY-Plattsburgh, Nature for Sale - Assessing Ecotourism markets and the Politics of Place
5:40 Karen Johnson, North Hennepin Community College, Ecotourism: A Case Study in the Peruvian Rainforest
6:00 Thor Flognfeldt, University of Otago, Wildlife Products in the Tourism Routes - a Comparison Between Norway and New Zealand
6:20 Diagne Abdou Khadre, Chiba University, Tourism and Coastal Degradations in the Senegalese Petite

RTS Specialty Group BUSINESS MEETING - 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Thursday, March 1

4.1.29 Tourism, Lodging, and the Environment: Different Viewpoints (Sponsored by: Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group)
Organizer: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University; Chair: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University
8:00 Bradley Shellito, Michigan State University, Seasonal Home Development and Its Link to Land Use Change
8:20 Jefferson S. Rogers, The University of Tennessee at Martin, The Geography of Lodging: Market Segmentation and Marriott International, 1980-2000
8:40 Rupert Holzapfel, The University of Waikato, Conceptualization and Design of a System Model: Sustainable Ecotourism Development on the Coromandel Peninsual in New Zealand Modeled as an Open, Complex and Adaptive System
9:00 Richard A. Earl, Southwest Texas State University, San Antonio Adjusts to Edwards Aquifer Mandates
9:20 Kristine Egan, Southwest Texas State University, Unaccounted-Distribution System Leakage

4.2.29 Tourism and Retirement Communities (Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism and Sports Specialty Group)
Organizer: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University; Chair: David Truly, Central Connecticut University
10:00 am - 11:40 am - Panelists: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University, Allan Williams, University of Exeter, Sonya Glavac, University of the Sunshine Coast, David Truly, Central Connecticut University, James L. Skinner, Southwest Missouri State University, Friedrich Zimmermann, University of Graz, Pere A. Salva-Tomas, University of Balearic Islands

4.2.08 Looking, Moving, Speaking: Tourist Landscapes and the Geography of Vision (Sponsored by: Political Geography, Cultural Geography, Geographic Perspectives on Women, Qualitative Methods, and Tourism Specialty Groups)
Organizers: Owen Dwyer, Indiana State University, Lorraine Dowler, The Pennsylvania State University; Chair: Sam Dennis, The Pennsylvania State University
10:00 Owen Dwyer, Indiana State University, Mapping the Movement: Tourism Maps and Civil Rights Memorial Sites
10:20 Lorraine Dowler, The Pennsylvania State University, In Search of Che: Political Tourism in Cuba
10:40 John Wylie, University of Sheffield, The Body of the Tourist
11:00 Mitch Rose, Cambridge University, Pyramid Landscapes and the Symbolic Economy of Giza
Discussant: David Matless, University of Nottingham

NEW TIME: Tourism Geographies Journal Editorial Board Meeting
11:40 - 1:00pm - Organizer: Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University

4.3.29 Tourism and Economic Restructuring I (Sponsored by: Recreation, Tourism and Sports Specialty Group, and the RGS-IBG Geography of Leisure and Tourism Research Group)
Organizer: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University, Allan Williams, Exeter University; Chair: Allan Williams, Exeter University
1:00 Andrew Church, University of Brighton, Global City Tourism, Economic Restructuring and the Labor Market in London
1:20 Andreas Papatheodorou, University of Surrey, Tourism, Evolution and Dualism in Structures
1:40 Edith Szivas, University of Surrey, Entrance Into Tourism Entrepreneurship - A UK Case Study
2:00 Allan M. Williams, University of Exeter, Tourism Sharp Shocks: Post 1989 Restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe
Discussant: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University

4.4.29 Tourism and Economic Restructuring II (Sponsored by: Recreation, Tourism and Sports Specialty Group, and the RGS-IBG Geography of Leisure and Tourism Research Group)
Organizer: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University, Allan Williams, Exeter University; Chair: C. Michael Hall, University of Otago
3:00 Briavel Holcomb, Rutgers University, (C.P.) Snow Job: The Two Cultures as Urban Edutainment
3:20 Alison M. Gill, Simon Fraser University, Tourism Landscape Authorship: A Process Model
3:40 Rebecca Torres, East Carolina University, Tourism and Agriculture in Quintana Roo, Mexico: Layers of Unequal and Uneven Development
4:00 Bruno Jansson, Umea University, Economic Restructuring and Changing Tourism Employment in Sweden's Northern Periphery
4:20 C. Michael Hall, University of Otago, Food and Wine Tourism as a Response to Regional Economic Restructuring in New Zealand

4.4.32 Gender Issues in Tourism I (Sponsored by: Recreation, Tourism and Sports, and Women in Geography Specialty Groups)
Organizer: Anne Marie d'Hauteserre, University of Waikato; Chair: Anne Marie d'Hauteserre, University of Waikato
3:00 Sophie Louargant, Universite Joseph Fourier, Gender and Place
3:20 Theano S. Terkenli, University of the Aegean, The Changing Geographies of Home in Tourist Destinations of the Aegean
3:40 Michael Cornebise, Eastern Illinois University, Sexy Spaces in a "Revolutionary" Place: Gender and Tourism in Cuba
4:00 Judith Meyer, Southwest Missouri State University, Where Angels Fear to Tread: Women's Accounts of Early Travel to Yellowstone National Park Discussant: Janet Momsen, University of California at Davis

4.4.21 Ecumene Lecture (Sponsored by: Ecumene: A Journal of Cultural Goegraphies; Cultural Geography and Recreation, Tourism and Sport Specialty Groups)
Organizers: Don Mitchell, Syracuse University, Tim Oakes, University of Colorado; Chair: Don Mitchell, Syracuse University
3:00 Don Mitchell, Syracuse University, Introduction
3:15 Dean MacConnell, University of California Davis, Geographies of the Unconscious: Heizer Versus Kroeber on California Indian Territorial Boundaries

4.5.29 Tourism and Economic Restructuring II (Sponsored by: Recreation, Tourism and Sports Specialty Group, and the RGS-IBG Geography of Leisure and Tourism Research Group)
Organizer: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University, Allan Williams, Exeter University; Chair: Keith Debbage, University of North Carolina Greensboro
5:00 Simon Milne, Auckland University of Technology, Information Technology and Travel Distribution Channels: A Future for Travel Agents?
5:20 David Mason, Victoria University, Developing Decision Support Systems for Tourism Management: Innovative Solutions
5:40 Michael Riley, University of Surrey, An Analysis of Tourism Labor Markets: A Conceptual Framework For Understanding Deflationary Pressures on Pay
6:00 Adam Weaver, University of Toronto, Hospitality Work, Cruise Ships, and Spatial Scale: Between Embodies Labor and Transnational Corporate Practice
6:20 Keith Debbage, University of North Carolina Greensboro, International Tourism and Air Transportation Across the North Atlantic: Some Regulatory and Infrastructural Constraints


Friday, March 2

5.1.26 Seductions of Place: Globalization and Touristed Landscapes I (Sponsored by Cultural Geography, GPOW, and Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Groups)
Organizers: Carolyn Cartier, University of Southern California, Alan A.Lew, Northern Arizona University, Tim Oakes, University of Colorado; Chair: Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University
8:00 Carolyn Cartier, Unicersity of Southern California, and Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University, Seductions of Place
8:20 Tim Oakes, University of Colorado, Tourism and the Modern Subject: Placing the Encounter Between Tourist and Other
8:40 Janet D. Momsen, University of California-Davis, Marketing an Image: Landscapes and Seascapes of the Caribbean
9:00 Dean MacCannell, University of California-Davis, Silicon Values

5.1.29 Tourism, Pilgrimage, and Religion (Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Group)
Organizer: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University, Dallen J. Timothy, Arizona State University; Chair: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University
8:00 Daniel H. Olsen, Contested Heritage, Religion, and Tourism
8:15 Rajinder S. Jutla, Southwest Missouri State University, Understanding the Sacred Geography of Sikhs Through Religious and Cultural Traditions
8:30 Dallen J. Timothy, Arizona State University, Genealogy, Religion, and Hertiage Tourism
8:45 James A. Davis, Brigham Young University, Nauvoo, Illinois: A Different Type of Heritage Tourism
9:00 Randal G. Baker, St. Cloud State University, Hosts and Saints: Tourism Tensions in the Mormon Culture Hearth of Nauvoo, Illinois
9:15 Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University, Patterns of Jewish Travel in the United States

5.2.29 New Trends in Recreation and Tourism: Patterns and Methodologies (Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism and Sport
Specialty Group)
Organizer: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University; Chair: Lisle Mitchell, University of South Carolina
10:00 Klaus Meyer-Arendt, Graduate-level Research in Tourism: Geography's Role in a Multi-disciplinary Field of Study
10:20 Rudi Hartmann, University of Colorado-Denver, The Changing U.S. Urban Park System
10:40 Matt Weintraub, San Francisco State University, Giant Footprints: The Landscape Evolution of San Franscisco's New Urban
Ballpark Region
11:00 Robert L. Janiskee, University of South Carolina, Sport Climbing Trends: Rock Gyms and Climbing Walls
11:20 Lisle S. Mitchell, University of South Carolina, Tourism Research Questions

5.3.29 Tourism and Property Rights (Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism, Sport Specialty Group, RGS-IBG, Geography of Leisure and Tourism Research Group)
Organizer: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University; Chair: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University
1:00 pm - 2:40 pm - Panelists: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University, Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University, Allan Williams, University of Exeter, Alison Gill, Simon Fraser University

5.4.12 Seductions of Place: Globalization and Touristed Landscapes II (Sponsored by Cultural Geography and Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Groups)
Organizers: Carolyn Cartier, University of Southern California, Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University, Tim Oakes, University of Colorado-Boulder; Chair: Carolyn Cartier, University of Southern California
3:00 David Crouch. Derby University, Tourism Geographies as Sensuous/Expressive Geographical Knowledge
3:20 David Gilbert, Royal Holloway-University of London, Claire Hancock, University of Paris-XII-Val de Marne, Baedekerizing the Modern Metropolis: Shaping the Tourist Landscapes of New York City, 1893-1939
3:40 D'Arcy J. Dornan, University of California-Davis, Agri-tourism Development: A Search for an Authentic Identity in Martinique
4:00 David J. Truly, Central Connecticut State University, The Selling of the Lake Chapala Riviera: Seduction and Destruction
Discussant: Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University

5.4.36 Illustrated Paper Session: Topics in Geography II (Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism, and Sports Specialty Group)
Organizer: Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University
3:00 Wesley Roehl, Temple University, Regional Variation in Restaurant Industry Growth in the USA
3:04 Travis Wampler, Southwest Missouri State University, Route 66: The Forgotten Modes of Transportation, Urbanity, and Culture in America
3:08 Robert S. Bristow, Westfield State College, Teaching Recreation Geography Online
3:12 Samuel F. Dennis, Jr., Pennsylvania State University, "The Hoe They Consider Purely a Feminine Implement": Constructing 'Race' and Gender in the Lowcountry Plantation Landscape
3:16 Derek Shanahan, Millersville University, Selling Places: Selling Crime and the East End of London
3:20 Frank J. Pucci, Millersville University, Selling Places: The Dismal Swamp Canal
3:24 Clifton Dixon, Universityo of Southern Mississippi, Twentieth Century Foreign Agricultural Colonization in Latin America
3:28 John J. Flynn, The College of St. Catherine, Singers at the MET: Metropolitan Opera Artists From Paris, Downers Grove and the World
3:32 Lewis G. Wixon, St. Cloud State University, Indigenous Yellow Brick Residences - St. Cloud, Minnesota 1884-2000
3:36 Marsha D. Owen, East Central University, Historical-Cultural Ecology of Haiti
3:40 Marieta P. Staneva, Pennsylvania State University, Global Change and Cultural Comparisons--USA, Bulgaria, and Japan
3:44 Jana Dorband, University of Heidelberg, The United States After the Cold War: Geopolitical Imagery in Foreign Policy Discourse and Popular Movies

5.5.12 Seductions of Place: Globalization and Touristed Landscapes III (Sponsored by Cultural Geography and Recreation, Tourism, and Sport Specialty Groups)
Organizers: Carolyn Cartier, University of Southern California, Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University, Tim Oakes, University of Colorado-Boulder; Chair: Tim Oakes, University of Colorado-Boulder
5:00 pm - 6:40 pm - Panelists: Simon Milne, Auckland University of Technology, Anne-Marie d'Hautserre, University of Waikata, C. Michael Hall, University of Otago, Dion Kooijman, Delft University of Technology, Theano S. Terkenli, University of the Aegean


Saturday, March 3

6.1.02 Seductions of Place: Poststructural Theory and Tourism Studies (Sponsored by: Cultural Geography and Recreation and Tourism & Sport Specialty Groups)
Organizers: Carolyn Cartier, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University, Tim Oakes, University of Colorado Boulder; Chair: Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University
8 am -9:40 am - Panelists: Dean MacCannell, University of California Davis, Tim Oakes, University of Colorado Boulder, Jon Goss, University of Hawaii, David Crouch, Derby University, Claudio Minca, University of Venice

Travel, Tourism and Sport: Geographies and Gender. (Sponsored by the Socialist Geography Specialty Group) Chair: Pamela Moss, University of Victoria, BC.
Carolyn Coffay, Department of Geography, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Email: coffay@email.unc.edu. Hot Mulatta: representations of Cuban women in the travel literature.
Jeffery B. Davis, Department of Geography, Pennsylvania State University.
E-mail: jbd145@psu.edu. The Interaction of Landscape and Social Processes: Corporate Spaces and the Spatial Behavior
Shonagh McEwan, Department of Geography, The University of Edinburgh, UK.
E-mail: smce@geo.ed.ac.uk The Spaces of Golf: Inclusions/exclusions
Susan E. Frohlick, Department of Social Anthropology, York University,
Toronto, ON. E-mail: frohlick@mountain-inter.net. Who is Lhakpa Sherpa? Geographies of Access and Excess in Himalayan World Mountaineering.

6.2.11 Meet the Authors/Editors: Defining a Geography of Tourism? (Sponsored by Recreation, Tourism, and Sport, IGU Study Group on the Geography of Tourism, Leisure, and Global Change, IBG Research Group on Leisure and Tourism)
Organizer: Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University; Chair: Simon Milne, Auckland University of Technology
10:00 am - 11:40 am - Panelists: Allan M. Williams, University of Exeter, C. Michael Hall, University of Otago, Dimitri Ioannides, Southwest Missouri State University, Keith Debbage, University of North Carolina-Greensboro, Alan A. Lew, Northern Arizona University, Geoffrey Wall, University of Waterloo, Carolyn Cartier, University of Southern California, Craig Peterson, John Marshall Law School-Chicago.

6.3.09 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
2:00 Gina I. Bennett, Northwest Missouri State University, Cornbelt or Sunbelt: A Geographical Analysis of Women's Major College
2:20 Geoffrey L. Goudge and Jeffrey E. Beacom, Northwest Missouri State University, Pigskins & Blue Chips: Recruiting 2000
2:40 Kristie L. Demmel, Jason D. Green, and Jason B. Halterman, Northwest Missouri State University, Digging It: The Geography of Women's NCAA Division II Volleyball
3:00 Theodore L. Goudge and Brooke Follett, Northwest Missouri State University, A Foreign Exchange: A Spatial Assessment of Major College Tennis


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