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Redefining Southern Culture: Mind and Identity in the Modern South

Redefining Southern Culture: Mind and Identity in the Modern South

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From the creation of the first "New South" in the wake of Appomattox to the current struggles over the Confederate flag, Redefining Southern Culture surveys the remarkable story of southern identity and its persistence in the face of sweeping changes in the South's economy, society, and political structure. Rejecting the conventional continuity-versus-change framework, James C. Cobb instead illustrates how the evolution of southern culture synthesized these two forces in recent years. Throughout this lively and engaging volume, Cobb examines southern identity in its constantly changing forms, from history and literature to blues and country music to popular and consumer cultures. Cobb also presents the first detailed account of the efforts of African Americans in the South to reclaim their identity as southerners and to construct their own symbolic and substantive representations of what that identity means.

The essays in Redefining Southern Culture reflect James C. Cobb's career-long interest in exploring southern cultural identity and the interaction of this identity with the economic, social, and political forces that have transformed the region. Written in a refreshingly straightforward and engaging style, this book promises thoughtful reading for anyone interested in the modern South and will be a valuable resource for courses in southern history and culture.

Author: James C. Cobb
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
Published: 08/01/1999
Pages: 264
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.82lbs
Size: 9.16h x 6.12w x 0.65d
ISBN: 9780820321394

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal 08/01/1999 pg. 123
Ingram Advance 08/01/1999 pg. 66

About the Author
JAMES C. COBB is the B. Phinizy Spalding Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Georgia. His numerous publications include Redefining Southern Culture and The Brown Decision, Jim Crow, and Southern Identity (both Georgia), Away Down South, The Selling of the South: The Southern Crusade for Industrial Development, 1936-1990 and The Most Southern Place on Earth: The Mississippi Delta and the Roots of Regional Identity.

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