Contemporary Rural Social Work

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AUTHORS: Please visit the information link for "For Authors" in the upper right corner of this home page.  The manuscript submission deadline is January 15 for publication consideration in the annual volume published online by early August of the same year. (Manucripts submitted after January 15 will be considered for publication the following year.)

POTENTIAL REVIEWERS: If you are interested in being a reviewer for this journal, please contact the Managing Editor, Amy Phillips, at amy.phillips@minotstateu.edu.

Announcements

 

Call for Papers. Special issue of Contemporary Rural Social Work: Raising Awareness of Global Rural Issues and Solutions

 

Rural communities around the world face common challenges requiring their own unique focus of social work inquiry and competencies. Some of these interrelated challenges include lack of access to education and services, histories of colonization and exploitation, high levels of disease, poverty, isolation, hopelessness, and civic inertia. Local responses to these challenges offer an array of approaches and interventions which colleagues in other locales may find useful. This Special Issue of Contemporary Rural Social Work will feature practice, policy, theory, and research articles focused on global rural issues and local responses to these issues.  International social workers, both scholars and practitioners, are encouraged to contribute.  Please click "More" below for additional information.

 
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Call for Guest Reviewers. Special issue of Contemporary Rural Social Work: Raising Awareness of Global Rural Issues and Solutions

 

The editors of this Special Issue seek guest reviewers with knowledge and experience related to issues faced in global rural communities.  Work submitted for this issue will include papers focusing on global rural issues, education, theories, and intervention approaches. We are inviting work from international social workers, both scholars and practitioners. Review of manuscripts is scheduled to begin May 2015 with publication of the Special Issue to take place spring 2016.  Please click "More" below for additional information.

 
Posted: 2015-02-05 More...
 
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Vol 7, No 1 (2015): Promoting Environmental Justice in Rural Communities

Environmental justice issues are often associated with poor neighborhoods in urban areas.  However, rural people in the United States and throughout the world have a legacy of engagement in the quest for environmental justice for their own communities. Fossil fuel extraction industries (e.g., oil, gas and coal) and other mining activities disproportionately occur within and affect rural areas and small towns while developing resources for export to energy-hungry cities. The contemporary development of unconventional drilling technology provides recent opportunities to examine the challenges and opportunities confronting rural communities. This special issue of Contemporary Rural Social Work features practice and research articles focused on promoting environmental justice in rural communities.

Table of Contents

Editor-in-Chief's Introduction

Editor-in-Chief's Introduction
Peggy Pittman-Munke
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i-ii

Guest Editor's Introduction

Pamela Casey Twiss
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iii-v

Feature Articles

Debra Hunt Young, Samantha Teixeira, Helen Hartnett
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1-11
Karen Harper-Dorton, Stacia J. Harper
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12-25
Arielle Dylan
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26-38
Jennifer Willett
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39-55
Jonathan Matthew Scherch
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56-70

Book Reviews

Kala Chakradhar
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71-73
Katherine Perone
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74-76

Complete Volume

Complete Volume
 
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