Dr. Lassiter also presented:
Drawing on the work of anthropologists Mary Douglas and Victor Turner, I will argue that campers were urbanized anti-urbanists who could not abandon the city so instead took to this recreation as a form of pilgrimage back to the city's antithesis, "nature." Like other exculpatory rituals, camping employed a set of formal behaviors and myths to guide its practitioners into contact with this sacred source of Americaness. When properly practiced, immersion into the "purity" of the natural environment cleansed campers of the "dirt" of urban life and re-invigorated them for another round of city life. Conversely, even though campers shared a common goal, they grew more socially and spatially isolated from each other during these seven decades as technological innovation fostered new camping modes and provided access to an expanding array of "natural" yet disjunct destinations. This process of segmentation and isolation has continued into the present, increasing the frequency and intensity of conflicts among campers over the allocation of the limited resources available for the many modes and locations they enjoy.
He also presented:
While there, Dr. Koletty also conducted two field trips, "Ethnic LA (1) Latino, Korean, and African-American Areas" and "Ethnic LA (2) Industry and Mexican and Chinese Areas."
Additionally, he presented: