We invite papers that consider the following questions.
- What are the political and ideological implications of the gap between the demographic realities of Appalachia and outsiders perceptions of those same demographics? . . .
- As the touchstone of many of the white poverty stories we tell ourselves, its important to consider the particular metaphorical space Appalachia occupies within these stories. . . . What lessons about race, culture, and class should we be drawing . . .?
- The plight of Appalachia’s natural resources defines Appalachian studies and politics. . . . How do these [boom and bust] cycles influence cultural and political realities? What kinds of interventions by activists and practitioners do the misuses of natural resources demand? . . .