Greetings from a wet Tuesday,
First of all, thanks for a fun and lively discussion last night. We worked through some of the central ideas of the class (and conference) and set the stage to delve further into a few more of them.
In addition to completing your anti-tourist tourism assignment before next Monday (bringing a hard copy of your web-ready text and e-mailing me the same at firstname.lastname@example.org), you should read the remainder of Kollin's book, Nature's State, and then post your reading question here and attempt to answer it in twenty minutes of writing. We're focusing in on the "rapidly changing north" aspect of the conference theme, obviously, but as you've probably already deduced, the related themes of environment, culture, and place are never far from Kollin's view.
As you're reading, you might think about finding traces of the key tensions and issues we got on board last night; similarly, you might attempt to identify further tensions, or, alternatively, you can ask and write about whatever's interesting to you. As I mentioned in class, don't feel compelled to sum up each chapter; instead, try to do some synthesis work with your questions and answers.
Right now, I'm wondering when (or where?) this postcard was produced (a top hit on a google image search for Juneau Alaska Wilderness)... any ideas?
As always, e-mail with questions, comments, concerns.
Until Monday, stay dry.
PS in case you're looking for a writing style for your tourism assignment, here's what we've got out there on the web so far: http://www.uas.alaska.edu/asle/ The plan is to put your text up in a category called "Things to do in Juneau" or some such...