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Dixie emporium : tourism, foodways, and consumer culture in the American South

Author: Anthony J Stanonis
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This collection of ten essays focuses on how southerners have marketed themselves to outsiders. The cultural ironies and contradictions that have arisen from southerners' efforts to commodify their identity reveal regional anxieties about consumerism, tourism, and memory. The book's first section looks at southern souvenirs as abstractions of regional culture. Essays on such topics as Confederate imagery on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony J Stanonis
ISBN: 9780820329512 0820329517 9780820331690 0820331694
OCLC Number: 193911014
Description: ix, 296 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction : Selling Dixies / Anthony J. Stanonis --
Buying memory : souvenirs of the American South. Introduction : Thoughtful souvenirs / Ted Ownby ; "There is an abundance of those which are genuine" : Northern travelers and souvenirs of the antebellum South / Eric W. Plaag ; Branding Dixie : the selling of the American South, 1890-1930 / Karen L. Cox ; The riddle of the horny hillbilly / Patrick Huber --
Coloring the market : race and consumerism. Introduction : Identity market / W. Fitzhugh Brundage ; Refining religion : consumerism and African American religion in the Delta, 1875-1917 / John M. Giggie ; Hillbilly heaven : Branson tourism and the hillbilly of the Missouri Ozarks / Aaron K. Ketchell ; Behind the sombrero : identity and power at South of the Border, 1949-2001 / Nicole King ; Selling the civil rights movement : Montgomery, Alabama, since the 1960s / Glenn T. Eskew --
Consuming the South : foodways and the performance of southern culture. Introduction : Southern eats / John Shelton Reed ; Just like mammy used to make : foodways in the Jim Crow South / Anthony J. Stanonis ; Mechanized southern comfort : touring the technological South at Krispy Kreme / Carolyn de la Peña ; The Café Hon : working-class white femininity and commodified nostalgia in postindustrial Baltimore / Mary Rizzo.
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