Keywords for Southern Studies
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Keywords for Southern Studies

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Pages: 424

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 08/15/2016

ISBN: 9-780-8203-4962-6

List Price: $36.95


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Keywords for Southern Studies

The current state of southern studies, and several paths for expansion and discovery

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In Keywords for Southern Studies, editors Scott Romine and Jennifer Rae Greeson have compiled an eclectic collection of new essays that address the fluidity of southern studies by adopting a transnational, interdisciplinary focus. The essays are structured around critical terms pertinent both to the field and to modern life in general.

The nonbinary, nontraditional approach of Keywords unmasks and refutes standard binary thinking—First World/Third World, self/other, for instance—that postcolonial studies revealed as a flawed rhetorical structure for analyzing empire. Instead, Keywords promotes a holistic way of thinking that begins with southern studies but extends beyond.

The collection effectively and persuasively makes clear that there is nothing fixed or stable about the South. . . . The essays in Keywords for Southern Studies each point out the bins we have written ourselves into when we essentialize.

—Sarah E. Gardner, The Journal of Southern History

Erich Nunn

Keith Cartwright

Thomas F. Haddox

Leigh Anne Duck

Eric G. Anderson

Melanie Benson Taylor

Deborah Cohn

Martyn Bone

Coleman Hutchinson

Houston A. Baker

Steven Knepper

John T. Matthews

Michael Bibler

Sylvia Shin-Huey Chong

Briallen Hopper

Claudia Milian

Wanda Rushing

Anna Brickhouse

Eric Lott

Harilaos Stecopoulos

Jayna Brown

Matthew Guterl

Ted Atkinson

Natalie J. Ring

Suzanne Jones

Shirley Elizabeth Thompson

About the Author/Editor

Scott Romine (Editor)
SCOTT ROMINE is a professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Jennifer Rae Greeson (Editor)
JENNIFER RAE GREESON is an associate professor of English at the University of Virginia.