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Special Edition: “Imagining rural futures in times of uncertainty and possibility:  Progressing a transformative research agenda for rural sociology”

QUT Centre for Justice member, Dr Christina Malatzky has recently finished editing a special edition of Journal of Sociology titled: “Imagining rural futures in times of uncertainty and possibility:  Progressing a transformative research agenda for rural sociology”

This special issue was introduced by Dr Malatzky (pictured), and Dr Kiah Smith from University of Queensland.

 

Abstract:

Historically and now, the rural is frequently relegated to the periphery of broader public and policy

debates, and within the discipline of sociology. At this moment in time, where the world needs

radical re-imagining for the future, rural perspectives and realities must be visible and addressed.

This article introduces a special issue of the Journal of Sociology which seeks to articulate how rural

sociology is a crucial field of study for (re)imaging rural futures. In this article, we provide an overview

of the research included in the collection, which draws much needed attention to some of

the specific contemporary challenges encountered in rural places and some of the possibilities for

transforming rural futures, and rural sociology. We argue that rural places are a key site where

transformative change can, and does occur, and that rural sociologists are ideally positioned to

work with and for rural communities in effecting desired change.

 

Read the full introduction here

A full list of articles, including one by QUT C4J member, Professor Robyn Mayes, can be found here

 

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