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2006 RSS Annual Meeting

Louisville, KY, August 10-13, 2006
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Conference Theme
We are especially interested in submissions that are closely related to the conference theme, "Perils and promises of globalization: difference, resistance, and possibility". Submissions that address this theme will be given priority on the program.

We especially encourage papers, panels, and posters on these topics:

  • Discourses and ideologies surrounding globalization and resistance
  • Experiences of people suffering from, resisting, and developing alternatives to globalization
  • Public sociologies, public intellectuals, and science studies
  • Spatialization, uneven development, and rurality
  • Impacts of globalization on labor conditions, workers, and communities
  • Particularities of resistance, local and global efforts, and their interconnections
  • Methodologies of participatory research, community engagement, and international organizing
  • Practices of global capitalism, outsourcing, flexible labor, and cost cutting
  • Effects of nationalism, borders, diasporas, and violence
  • Roles of culture, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in rural communities
  • Impact of globalization on natural resources and environmental sustainability
  • Innovations and changes in food and agricultural systems in the global economy
  • Citizenship, governance, and democratic principles, policies, and practices
  • Technologies of repression and resistance

  • Conventions for Submissions

  • The deadline for submissions is February 27, 2006. After this date, submissions will be considered only if they are needed to round out the conference program.
  • Abstracts should be submitted following the instructions on the web site. Text is limited to 150 words, excluding authors, affiliation, and so forth.
  • Authors are limited to two submissions in which they are the primary author.

  • Contacts
    For program-related questions only, please contact Patricia Allen (

    For all other questions, please contact Edie Pigg at the RSS Business Office (

    Thank you for your interest in the 2006 annual meeting of the Rural Sociological Society. We look forward to seeing you in Louisville, Kentucky in August.
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