Published since 1937, RURAL SOCIOLOGY reaches an international audience of social scientists, policy makers, and agency professionals concerned with rural people, places, and problems. A forum for cutting-edge research, Rural Sociology explores sociological and interdisciplinary approaches to emerging social issues and new approaches to recurring social issues affecting rural people and places.
The Rural Studies Series features books on a wide range of topics related to rural social issues. Of special interest are studies examining community and rural social organization, the social dimensions of agriculture, rural populations and economies, natural resources and the environment, and rural poverty and livelihood strategies.
Rural Realities is a quarterly publication of the Rural Sociological Society (RSS). Its purpose is to : (1) Provide valuable insights on the current and emerging issues impacting people and places in rural American and beyond; and (2) Offer policy and program options that might prove effective in addressing these important rural challenges and opportunities. Articles showcased in the series draw upon high quality social sciences-based studies conducted by researchers and practitioners located within universities/colleges, government, philanthropic, and nonprofit organizations. For more information about Rural Realities, please contact the series editor.
Formerly published quarterly, The Rural Sociologist, published announcements, articles, commentary and letters that were relevant to concerns of the Society. The Rural Sociologist ceased publication in 2012. RSS moved to electronic format and we are using the eBulletin as a vehicle for sharing Society news and important information.
Stephen G. Sapp, Iowa State University (email@example.com)
David Peters, Iowa State University
Carmen Bain, Iowa State University
Book Review Editor:
Jessica Crowe, Southern Illinois University
Sarah Dewees, First Nations Development Institute
Mary Grigsby, University of Missouri
Glenn Israel, University of Florida
Laszlo J. Kulcsar, Kansas State University
A. E. Luloff, The Pennsylvania State University
Marta Maria Maldonado, Iowa State University
Diane McLaughlin, The Pennsylvania State University
Peggy Petrzelka, Utah State University
Laura T. Raynolds, Colorado State University
Kai Schafft, The Pennsylvania State University
Leah Schmalzbauer, Amherst College
Richard C. Stedman, Cornell University
Tony Winson, University of Guelph
Editor & Chair of Editorial Board:
Mary Emery (2011- ?)
Michael Gertler, U of Saskatchewan
A. E. Luloff, Pennsylvania State U
Keith Moore, Virginia Polytech I & State U
Peggy Petrzelka, Utah State U
Wynne Wright, Michigan State U
Julie Zimmerman, U of Kentucky
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.