A thematic issue for the Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal
Abstracts due November 15, 2012
The Family & Consumer Sciences Research Journal announces a call for papers for a thematic issue on the significance of community to individual and family well-being. The purpose of this thematic issue is to stimulate new energy and creative thought about the historical 'sense of social mission' (Stage & Vincenti, 1997, p. 31) of the family and consumer sciences field through manuscripts that:
- Explore the historical and theoretical foundations for a community perspective in family and consumer sciences research,
- Feature examples of a growing body of empirical community-focused scholarship, and
- Point to an agenda for future research and practice based on past and current efforts and identifiable trends.
Topics appropriate for this thematic issue include, but are not limited to, the following: