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Memphis and the paradox of place : globalization in the American South

Author: Wanda Rushing
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009.
Series: New directions in southern studies.
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Celebrated as the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll, Memphis, Tennessee, is where Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Johnny Cash, and other musical legends got their starts. It is also a place of conflict and tragedy - the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 assassination - and a city typically marginalised by scholars and underestimated by its own residents. Using this iconic southern city as a case  Read more...
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Rushing, Wanda.
Memphis and the paradox of place.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2009003096
(OCoLC)301705792
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wanda Rushing
ISBN: 9780807895610 080789561X 9781469605548 1469605546
OCLC Number: 793520610
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 259 pages).
Contents: Globalization and the South : Memphis and the paradoxes of place --
Neither old South nor new South : Memphis and the paradoxes of identity --
Urban space & place : Memphis and the paradoxes of power --
Cotton fields, cargo planes, & biotechnology : Memphis and the paradoxes of development --
Globalization & popular culture : Memphis and the paradoxes of innovation --
Gender, race, ritual, & social power : Memphis and the paradoxes of tradition --
Place matters : continuity and discontinuity.
Series Title: New directions in southern studies.
Responsibility: Wanda Rushing.

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Celebrated as the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll, Memphis, Tennessee, is where Elvis Presley, B B King, Johnny Cash, and other musical legends got their starts. Using this  Read more...

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Rushing astutely identifies Memphis's ability to maintain its unique identity while being shaped by and operating within an increasingly global economic, political, and cultural world.--Journal of Read more...

 
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