Southern Exposure was an award-winning print journal published by the Institute for Southern Studies, publisher of Facing South, from 1973 until 2011. Southern Exposure earned a national reputation for its writing on a broad range of political and cultural issues in the South, with a special emphasis on investigative journalism and oral history.

On the 50th anniversary of Southern Exposure’s birth, Facing South and the Institute will be publishing a full digital archive of the journal over the course of the year. The initial installment of the archives available in March 2023 includes issues from the magazine’s launch in 1973 through 1981.

Vol. 14 No. 5/6 - Winter 1986

Magazine cover with picture of machinery that reads "Everybody's Business: A People's Guide to Economic Development," a Southerners for Economic Justice and Institute for Southern Studies report

Everybody's Business: A People's Guide to Economic Development

  • Introduction: The Politics of Economic Development

    2
  • Development Worthy of the Name

    4
  • What is Economic Development?

    7
  • The Goal is Democracy, Not Growth

    8
  • A South Divided

    10
  • Y'all Come Down!

    18
  • Schools and Taxes: Making Industry Pay Its Way

    24
  • The Climate for Workers

    28
  • Fishy Business

    32
  • The Low Down on High Tech

    35
  • Questions About Tourism

    40
  • Development Tools: Contrasting Approaches

    42
  • Greasing GM's Wheels

    45
  • Exit Off Poverty Parkway

    48
  • Own Your Own Job: The Center for Community Self-Help

    52
  • Relevant Education: Literacy at Work

    56
  • Relevant Education: Sharing Life's Glories

    56
  • Dreaming Again

    62
  • Home-Grown Agriculture: The Hightower Revolution in Texas

    65
  • Rechannel the Mainstream

    71
  • Black Belt Organizing

    76
  • Getting Your Money's Worth: The Community Reinvestment Act

    79
  • Workers' Rights in the Heart of Dixie

    83
  • Kids Are Work

    86
  • Faith, Trust, and Movement

    93
  • Widening Your Circles

    95
  • Lead Us Through the Valley

    96
  • Roll Up Your Sleeves and Listen

    101
  • Local Congregations and Economic Development

    104
  • Missionaries to the Workplace

    106
  • How to Research Your Local Economy

    108
  • Readings on the Economy

    114
  • You Can Change Economic Development: A How-To Guide

    115
  • Resource Groups: Getting Down to Business

    123
  • New Books on the South

    125
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