Wednesday, March 10, 2004

Call for Papers: Cultural Geography, Cultural Studies, Anthropology
A Reader in Themed Spaces
Mark Gottdiener and Scott A. Lukas, editors

The editors of a major volume on Themed Spaces are seeking contributions to the collection. The work will include selections organized into major tropes, including the structural, semiotic, experiential and political aspects of themed spaces.

Themed spaces featured in the volume will include, theme and amusement parks, shopping malls, casinos, themed restaurants, airports, museums (such
as the Museum of Tolerance), hotels, roadside attractions and virtual theming (in video games and Internet sites).

We are especially interested in new and innovative approaches from cultural studies, women's studies, history, geography, anthropology, sociology,
architecture, American studies, urban studies that reflect creative and theoretically informed analyses of themed spaces. Of particular interest are
pieces that relate to the political (race, class, gender and sexuality) and experiential underpinnings of the construction and negotiation of such contemporary landscapes.

Please send a 500 word abstract detailing your proposed paper, including contact information (name, address, e-mail) by April 1, 2004 to: (preferred)


Scott A. Lukas
Dept. Sociology/Anthropology
Lake Tahoe College
One College Drive
South Lake Tahoe CA 96150