Annual Meeting Call for Papers
Deadline has been extended to Wednesday, February 27, 2017!
2017 RSS Annual Meeting Call for Papers, Posters, and Organized Sessions
The theme of the 2017 conference is Rural Peoples in a Volatile World: Disruptive Agents and Adaptive Strategies and will be held in Columbus, Ohio - July 27-30 2017.
Over the past thirty years rural peoples have had to cope with an increasing range and number of disruptive events. These events have come in a wide variety of forms: economic downturns, fires, severe storms, droughts (e.g. climate change), the arrival of outside investors, and wars. Clearly, the strategies for coping vary by class and related disadvantages, making some people more vulnerable to the deliberate machinations of elites as well as to the almost random turns of events like storms and droughts. Embedded within this larger theme would be several subthemes. One would continue last year’s focus on class and examine the special challenges facing disadvantaged rural peoples in moments of change. Another might look at the special politics of change during these crises and the ways that they affect rural peoples.
We invite you to explore these topics and a wide variety of other topics at our 2017 meeting. RSS encourages a variety of rural practitioners and disciplines to attend. Please join us in Columbus!
Abstracts should be approximately 350-500 words and briefly outline the purpose and theoretical framing of the paper, poster, panel discussion, or organized session. Include methods and data used, and preliminary (if available) or expected findings. We offer this description as a general guideline and understand some papers, panels, and sessions may include other information.
The call for papers deadline has been extended to Wednesday February 27, 2017, 11:59 pm (EST).
Visit the RSS Annual Meeting page here.
Shoshanah Inwood, University of Vermont was recently interviewed for NPR's "the salt" about the importance of access to health insurance to farmers. Kathleen Masterson of Vermont Public Radio writes "There are many challenges to farming for a living: It's often grueling work that relies on unpredictable factors such as weather and global market prices. But one aspect that's often ignored is the cost of health care. Inwood has found in her work that most farmers cite health care costs as a top concern. Read the entire transcript here.