2013 Annual Meeting

  • An Injury to One is an Injury to All: Resistance and Resiliency in an Age of Retrenchment

    August 6-9, 2013, The Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel, New York City, New York

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    An Injury to One is an Injury to All…

    The theme of the 2013 Meetings calls attention to the rural roots of solidarity and change in the context of global restructuring and political retrenchment. What can we learn from the struggles of rural peoples? How can we assist in the construction of local alternatives to the global that revitalize networks and enhance community and social well-being? Looking forward, how can the field of rural sociology continue to make contributions to public policy and civil society? Papers and sessions will deal with past and present rural social movements and with what we can learn from their successes and failures. Interest groups will be encouraged to develop sessions on the social bases of resistance and resiliency across place and space. The injuries endured by rural peoples across the globe—physical, social psychological, and socioeconomic—will be explored as a cross-cutting theme for scholarship and action.

    The 2013 RSS meetings will overlap with the 2013 ASA meetings and there will be two jointly sponsored sessions.