AAA “Cannabis Cultures” Souvenir T-Shirts Available

A special edition “Cannabis Cultures” t-shirt is now available with a donation to the Association for Political and Legal Anthropology. Your donation supports a unique opportunity for AAA members to engage with our host city of Denver and learn firsthand about the changing legal and social status of cannabis—both familiar and strange. Funds collected will help offset the costs of providing this free event to registered participants at the Denver AAA meeting.
You may find more information about how to donate and receive your t-shirt through the AAA website by following the instructions on the APLA website.

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ATIG at the American Anthropological Association Meeting in Denver

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The AAA Annual Meeting is rapidly approaching, and we hope those of your who will be in Denver will also join ATIG for both our annual business meeting and our special invited tourism session.

What: Annual Business Meeting
When: Saturday, November 21, 12:15-1:130 p.m. (check AAA program for location)

*ATIG welcomes all members and prospective members. Come and learn about current group activities and opportunities for getting involved.

ATIG INVITED SESSION
“Front and Backstage at the Tourist Event: The Meeting of Familiar and Strange on the African Plains, Mexican Beaches, and Other Bucket List Venues”

When: Thursday, November 19, 8:00-9:45 a.m.

Organizer: Frances Julia Riemer (Northern Arizona University)
Discussant: Rachel Giraudo (California State University, Northridge)

Cannabis Cultures: Tour, Discussion & Reception at the AAA

The Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group, the Association for Legal and Political Anthropology and Culture and Agriculture have organized a free tour of the cannabis industry and a public anthropology forum to enable anthropologists to learn firsthand about the possibilities and risks accompanying legalized marijuana. Cannabis Cultures is a formal event of the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. The organizers have created and sponsored this free event to bring together anthropologists and colleagues from across different subfields to engage with issues of timely concern for our host city.
What: CANNABIS CULTURE: TOUR, DISCUSSION AND RECEPTION
When: Wednesday, November 18, 4:30-10 p.m.
Where: AAA meeting, Denver, CO
This is a free event open to participants in the conference. Given limited space and transportation, we ask that you please register in advance at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/cannabis-cultures-tour-discussion-reception-in-denver-registration-18811244940?utm_term=eventurl_text
Space is limited to the first 150 registrants.
Tour buses will depart from the Colorado Convention Center at 4:30 pm. Buses will leave promptly on schedule, so please arrive at least fifteen (15) minutes before departure. Buses will transport guests to tour a grow house and dispensary. After the tour, participants will be transported to the History Colorado Center for a discussion, forum, and networking event. At 7:15 pm, local experts will present a moderated forum about the environmental, economic, political, legal, social, and health dimensions of recent cannabis legalization, and AAA members will have the opportunity to learn from their experiences and ask questions. Food and a cash bar will be provided. After the presentations, guests are welcome to network and visit demonstrations until 10.00 pm when buses will return guests to the convention center.
To read more about this exciting event, please see the recent article in Anthropology News: http://www.anthropology-news.org/index.php/2015/10/19/cannabis-cultures-special-event-at-aaa-2015

2012 Minutes– Anthropology of Tourism Interest Group

2012 AAA, San Francisco

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An inaugural organizational meeting will be held at the 2012 AAA Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 17th at Union Square 13 on the 4th Floor of the Hilton San Francisco from 6:15-7:30pm.
This is a call to convene tourism researchers in the AAA to found an “Interest Group”. By establishing formally an interest group we seek to develop a network of tourism-focused anthropologists, resources to share, tourism panels, roundtables, and other special events, activities, and collaborations.
At this initial meeting we will discuss the content of a statement of purpose, goals, as well as collect names and contact information for new members. Please spread the word among your AAA-attending anthropology colleagues who do research in or around tourism. Even if tourism is not your main thing, but you are interested in starting up research on tourism issues, please join us for this meeting!