Dixie Debates

Dixie Debates : Perspectives on Southern Cultures

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The collection offers a wealth of exciting new perspectives on cultural studies in general and the particular forms of popular Southern culture in particular
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 18mm | 421.84g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 20 b&w photographs, bibliography, index
  • 0745309577
  • 9780745309576

About Richard H. King

Richard H. King is Professor of Intellectual History at Nottingham University and the author of Party of Eros (University of North Carolina Press, 1982), A Southern Renaissance (OUP, 1980) and Civil Rights and the Idea of Freedom (OUP, 1992). Helen Taylor is Senior Lecturer in American Literature at Warwick University, and the author of Gender, Race and Region in the Writings of Grace King, Ruth McEnery Stuart and Kate Chopin (Louisiana State University Press, 1989) and Scarlett's Women (Rutgers University Press and Virago, 1989). Helen Taylor is Professor of English at Exeter University
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Table of contents

Part 1 Contexts: African and European roots of Southern culture - the "central theme" revisited, Charles Joyner (University of South Carolina); African self-taught artists from the South, Judith McWillie (University of Georgia). Part 2 Southern cultures: the reception of Southern writing in Britain and in Europe, Paul Binding; "I've got a right to sing the blues" - Alice Walker's aesthetic, Maria Lauret (University of Southampton); l'acadie retrouvee - the re-making of cajun identity in Southwestern Louisiana, 1968-94, Robert Lewis (University of Birmingham); living Southern in "Southern Living", Diane Roberts. Part 3 Southern music: the academic Elvis, Simon Frith (Strathclyde University); the last rebel - Southern rock and nostalgic continuities, Paul Wells (De Montfort University, Leicester); "Bringing the Races Closer"? - Black-oriented radio in the South and the civil rights movement, Brian Ward (University of Newcastle upon Tyne) and Jenny Walker (University of Newcastle upon Tyne); "Shakin'your butt for the tourist' - music's role in the identification and selling of New Orleans, Connie Atkinson (Liverpool University). Part 4 Southern film: into the light - the whiteness of the South in the birth of a nation, Richard Dyer (Warwick University); Oscar Micheaux meets, D.W. Griffith, Jane Gaines (Duke University, North Carolina); masculinity and white narcissism in "Mississippi Burning", Lola Young (Middlesex University).
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