Looking at the work of ballad hunters and collectors, folk and settlement school founders, folk festival promoters, and other culture workers, Whisnant examines a process of intentional and systematic cultural intervention that had--and still has--far-reaching consequences. He opens the way into a more sophisticated understanding of the politics of culture in Appalachia and other regions. In a new foreword for this twenty-fifth anniversary edition, Whisnant reflects on how he came to write this book, how readers responded to it, and how some of its central concerns have animated his later work.
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The most perceptive and provocative book yet written on the culture of the southern mountains. It tells a story that has only been hinted at in previous works, but never told as fully nor with as much clarity as in this fine book. . . . A major contribution to folk music scholarship, demolishing a few persistent and romantic myths.Bill C. Malone, Tulane University