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Finding purple America : the South and the future of American cultural studies

Author: Jon Smith
Publisher: 2013
Series: The new southern studies; The new southern studies
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The new southern studies has had an uneasy relationship with both American studies and the old southern studies. In Finding Purple America, Jon Smith, one of the founders of the new movement, locates the source of that unease in the fundamentally antimodern fantasies of both older fields. The old southern studies tends to view modernity as a threat to a mystic southern essence--a dangerous outside force taking the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jon Smith
ISBN: 9780820333212 0820333212 9780820345260 0820345261
OCLC Number: 1153108121
Accession No: (DK-800010)99122687169505763
Description: xv, 176 s.
Contents: What does an American studies scholar want? --
Songs that move hipsters to tears : Johnny Cash and the new melancholy --
German lessons : on getting over a lost supremacy --
Our turn : on Gen X, wearing vintage, and Neko Case --
Ties and a pistol : Faulkner, metropolitan fashion, and "the South" --
Flying without wings : race, civic branding, and identity politics in two twenty-first-century American cities --
In the garden
Series Title: The new southern studies; The new southern studies
Responsibility: Jon Smith

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