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Creating and Consuming the American South

Creating and Consuming the American South

Author: Martyn Bone; Brian Ward; William A Link
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This volume explores the American South's imagery, mythology, ideas, and stories and how these constructions are created and then consumed by both residents and tourists.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martyn Bone; Brian Ward; William A Link
ISBN: 9780813060699 0813060699
OCLC Number: 889164928
Description: x, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface: Understanding the South --
Introduction: Old/new/post/real/global/no South: paradigms and scales / Martyn Bone --
Creating and consuming the "real" South --
From Appalachian folk to Southern Foodways: Why Americans look to the South for authentic culture / W. Fitzhugh Brundage --
God and the Moonpie: consumption, disenchantment, and the reliably lost cause / Scott Romine --
Toward a post-postpolitical Southern studies: on the limits of the "creating and consuming" paradigm / Jon Smith --
Creating and consuming the South: case studies --
Southern (dis)comfort: creating and consuming homosex in the Black South / E. Patrick Johnson --
Serpents in the garden: historic preservation, climate change, and the postsouthern plantation / Michael P. Bibler --
Creating and consuming "Hill Country harmonica": promoting the blues and forging beloved community in the contemporary South / Adam Gussow --
Pride at Preservation Hall: tourism, spectacle, and musicking in New Orleans jazz / Anne Dvinge --
Recovering through a cultural economy: New Orleans from Katrina to Deepwater Horizon / Helen Taylor --
Creating and consuming the South in transnational contexts --
Creating a multiethnic Gulf South: Vietnamese American cultural and economic visibility before and after Katrina / Frank Cha --
A "Southern, brown, burnt sensibility": Four Saints in three acts, Black Spain, and the (global) Southern pastoral / Paige A. McGinley --
Southern regionalism and U.S. nationalism in William Faulkner's state department travels / Deborah Cohn --
The feeling of a heartless world: blues rhythm, oppositionality, and British rock music / Andrew Warnes --
Me and Mrs. Jones: screening working-class trans-formations of southern family values / John Howard --
Afterword: After authenticity / Tara McPherson.
Responsibility: edited by Martyn Bone, Brian Ward and William A. Link.


Stories of decline, endurance, invasion, and resistance have shaped southern identity. Featuring interdisciplinary contributions from distinguished scholars, this volume explores how such narratives  Read more...


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