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2017 Annual Meeting
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 North High St.
Columbus,, Ohio United States
Thursday, July 27, 2017 8:00 AM CDT to Sunday, July 30, 2017
Category: Events

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Annual Meeting At A Glance

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Program Errata

Theme: Rural Peoples in a Volatile World: Disruptive Agents and Adaptive Strategies

The 2017 meeting will focus on the ways in which rural peoples cope with a wide range of disruptive events. They could be economic downturns, severe storms and droughts (e.g. climate change), the arrival of outside investors, or wars. Clearly, the strategies for coping vary by class and other related disadvantages, making some people much 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 be continuing this year’s focus on class and examine the special challenges facing disadvantaged rural peoples in these moments of change. Another might look at the special politics of change during these crises and the ways that they affect rural peoples.

Election 2016 MiniConference

Are you puzzled by the 2016 Election? Join us on Friday, July 28 for a special one-day mini-conference to examine how we got here, where we are now, and where we go from here. Feel free to attend one or all of the panels and the RSS plenary address by Katherine Cramer, University of Wisconsin Madison. 

To see Election 2016 Mini-Conference details click here.

Travel & Hotel Information

To view information on express bus service from the airport to the hotel, click here.

To view information on field trips, click here.

This section will be continually updated as information becomes available to us. 

Annual Meeting Registration
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