Dixie Debates: Perspectives on Southern Cultures

Dixie Debates: Perspectives on Southern Cultures


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The contemporary American South is a region of economic expansion, political sophistication, and, particularly, cultural ferment. Its literature is well-known and celebrated. But what of the popular cultural forms of expression that have done so much to reflect the curious tensions between the traditional South—white-dominated, rural, religous—and contemporary multicultural forms and discourses?

This collection offers a wealth of exciting new perspectives on cultural studies in general and of the particular forms of popular Southern culture—from rock and roll to Cajun music to the impact on the South of tourism and the questions of genre and race in contemporary film-making.

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ISBN-13: 9780814746837
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 01/01/1996
Pages: 344
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Author of A Southern Renaissance , Richard H. King is Professor of Intellectual History at Nottingham University.

Helen Taylor is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at Warwick University and is the author of Gender, Race, and Region in the Writings of Grace King , Ruth McEnery Stuart and Kate Chopin, and Scarlett's Women.

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"A magnificent book that probes the heart of the contemporary South in all its complexity. Dixie Debates offers a refreshing new perspective on Southern culture and will stand as a classic study of the American South."

-Bill Ferris,University of Mississippi

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