Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters - Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies (Paperback)
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Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters - Place Matters: New Directions in Appalachian Studies (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 22/02/2020
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In an increasingly globalized world, place matters more than ever. This concept especially holds true in Appalachian studies - a field that brings scholars, activists, artists, and citizens together around the region to contest misappropriations of resources and power and to combat stereotypes of isolation and intolerance. In Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters, Dwight B. Billings and Ann E. Kingsolver assemble scholars and artists from a variety of disciplines to broaden the conversation and challenge the binary opposition between regionalism and globalism. In addition to theoretical explorations of place, some of the case studies examine foodways, depictions of gendered and racialized Appalachian identity in popular culture, the experiences of rural LGBTQ youth, and the pitfalls and promises of teaching regional studies. Drawing on ideas from cultural anthropology, sociology, and a variety of other fields, and interleaved with poems by bell hooks, this volume furthers the examination of new perspectives on one of America's most compelling and misunderstood regions.

Publisher: The University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 9780813179131
Number of pages: 264
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm


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"Overall, this book offers a provocative reexamination of Appalachia and place." -- Choice


"Gathering previous talks, panels, and parts of larger projects, Billings and Kingsolver weave them together in a way that urges the reader to make new connections between familiar yet often distant texts... [and] highlight tensions within the field of Appalachian studies, particularly tensions rooted in the diverse political, economic, and epistemological paradigms." -- Jordan Laney, Journal of Southern History

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