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Humboldt Journal of Social Relations

Issue 36 - Perspectives on the State of Jefferson

The focus of this special issue of Humboldt Journal of Social Relations is the State of Jefferson, a nebulously defined region comprised of swaths of southern Oregon and northern California. Drawing on case studies from a range of perspectives, the primary goals of this issue are (1) to draw attention to challenges and opportunities confronting communities of southern Oregon and northern California and in doing so (2) contribute to an enhanced conceptualization of the State of Jefferson as a region. Jefferson presents a multitude of spatially explicit social, political, economic, environmental, and other issues that should be of interest to researchers, yet to date the region has received scant scholarly attention. Thus, asecondary goal of this journal is to spur additional research within and about the region—in short, this edition of HJSR represents the start of a longer-term project.

Perspectives on the State of Jefferson


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