ATIG Program Chair Michael Di Giovine has compiled a list of ATIG-related event at the upcoming AAA meeting in Denver. The PDF file may be downloaded here:
Thank you to everyone who sent in their panel information!
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)
2012 AAA, San Francisco
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!