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

Author: Wanda Rushing
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : University of North Carolinia Press, 2009
Series: New directions in southern studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. edView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wanda Rushing
ISBN: 9780807832998 0807832995 9780807859520 0807859524
OCLC Number: 489112662
Notes: Globalization and the South : Memphis and the paradoxes of place. Neither old South nor new South : Memphis and the paradoxes of identity. Urban space and place : Memphis and the paradoxes of power. Cotton fields, cargo planes, and biotechnology : Memphis and the paradoxes of development. Globalization and popular culture : Memphis and the paradoxes of innovation. Gender, race, ritual, and social power : Memphis and the paradoxes of tradition. Place matters : continuity and discontinuity
Description: viii, 259 s
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 and place : Memphis and the paradoxes of power --
Cotton fields, cargo planes, and biotechnology : Memphis and the paradoxes of development --
Globalization and popular culture : Memphis and the paradoxes of innovation --
Gender, race, ritual, and 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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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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