Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Rurales (ReLaER) is an academic journal published biannually since 2016 by the Latin American Association of Rural Sociology (ALASRU) in co-edition with the Center for Labor Studies and Research of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CEIL-CONICET). Its purpose is to disseminate knowledge related to rural problems in Latin America; receives original articles in Spanish and Portuguese that predominantly address issues in the field of rural sociology related to social, economic, environmental, and political dimensions of agriculture and the rural milieu of the continent.
The Editor-in-Chief of Agriculture and Human Values is very
pleased to announce a Special Collection of essays on COVID-19, Agriculture,
and Food, in Agriculture and Human Values.
This collection assembles in-the-moment essays and commentaries from over 120 scholars, authors, practitioners, farmers, activists, and analysts of agriculture and food systems around the world. Please find attached the complete list of contributors, listed in alphabetical order (corresponding author last name) and titles of the essays in the Special Collection. The list is prefaced by my brief editorial introduction.
I am very pleased to let you know that Springer has agreed to allow all articles in this collection to be freely available, for download and viewing, for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find the essays here (note there are four pages):
Hasanuddin University and Asian Rural Sociology Association published the first issue of Journal of Rural Sociology Studies (JARS).
Paper submission is welcome. Please go to the JARS web site on http://pasca.unhas.ac.id/ojs/index.php/jars.
The Journal of Appalachian Studies announces a special two-year forum on sustainable economic development in Appalachia, starting with the journal’s spring 2016 (Vol. 22, No. 1) issue and ending with the fall 2017 (Vol. 23, No. 2) issue. For more information please view call for papers or see the website of the Journal.
The Journal of Appalachian Studies announces a special two-year forum on sustainable economic development in Appalachia, starting with the journal’s Spring 2016 (Vol 22, No 1) issue and ending with the Fall 2017 (Vol 23, No 2) issue.
We invite the submission of manuscripts dealing with practices relevant to sustainable economic development in Appalachian communities. We will consider a wide-range of scholarship from a variety of disciplines and applied fields. Manuscripts focusing on economic development theory, empirical and/or applied research, or narrative essays on development issues will be welcome. We also seek research, which compares Appalachia to other regions in the world.
The latest special edition of the International Journal of Sociology of Agriculture and Food (IJSAF) features a collection of papers on private food standards:
- Editorial Introduction by Ransom, Bain and Higgins: Private Agri-food Standards: Supply Chains and the Governance of Standards
- Hatanaka and Konefal: Legitimacy and Standard Development in Multi-Stakeholder Initiatives: A Case Study of the Leonardo Academy’s Sustainable Agriculture Standard Initiative
- Challies: The Limits of Voluntary Private Social Standards in Global Agri-food System Governance
- Trauger and Murphy: On the Moral Equivalence of Global Commodities: Placing the Production and Consumption of Organic Bananas
- Toschi Marciel and Bock: Modern Politics in Animal Welfare: the Changing Character of Governance of Animal Welfare and the Role of Private Standards
- Wiegel: A New Breed of Tomato Farmers? The Effect of Transnational Supermarket Standards on Domestic Cultures of Production and Trade
- Schewe: Negotiated Decision-Making: Understanding Farmer and Processor Certification
- Lockie, McNaughton, Thompson and Tennent: Private Food Standards as Responsive Regulation: The Role of National Legislation in the Development and Evolution of GLOBALG.A.P.