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Where is Appalachia?
13 states. all of WV, parts of Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia
Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Established in 1965 through the
Appalachian Regional Development
Act

Joint federal partnership

Definition of region, funding, research, reports

ARCs mission is to innovate, partner, and invest yo build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in Appalachia
Appalachian studies
1960/late 1970s

Cratis Williams Symposium, Boone, NC, 1976

1st Appalachian Studies Conference held at Berea, KY 1978

Social activism & scholarship- poverty, environmental degradation, stereotypes, insider/outsider, community based research
Appalachian Studies Association
1978 1st Appalachian studies conference

1980 Appalachian Studied
Proceedings published

1989 Journal of the Appalachian
Studies Association begins publication

"The mission of the Appalachian
Association is to promote and engage dialogue, research, scholarship, education. creative expression, and action among a diverse and inclusive group of scholars, educators, practitioners, grassroots activists, students, individuals, groups and institutions. Our mission is driven by our commitment to faster quality of life, democratic participation and appreciation of Appalachian experiences regionally, nationally and internationally"

Conference, committees, regional networking, activism scholarship sharing
Social construct
Appalachia is a social construct

Something is a social construct if it is agreed upon definition of something in society, unity understood and defined

created by scholars, activists, locals and government
Social construction of reality
something is real because we say is real because we say its real- race, gender, time, place, etc. mutually agreed upon ways of understanding the world- or a social phenomenon that was invented by individuals and is shaped by the social forces present in the time and place of its creation