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The Countercultural South (Hardcover, New) Loot Price: R782
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The Countercultural South (Hardcover, New): Jack Temple Kirby

The Countercultural South (Hardcover, New)

Jack Temple Kirby

Series: Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures

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At once upholding and refuting the South's conservative image, The Countercultural South explores the politically divergent cultures of resistance created by poor white and working-class black southern men. With humor and insight, Jack Temple Kirby traces these racially and politically opposed cultures back to the antebellum encounter between the anti-capitalistic South and the capitalist individualism identified with the North. In a wide-ranging discussion encompassing the blues, sharecropping, and contemporary black intellectuals, Kirby shows how the needful practice of black labor bargaining in the South resulted in a progressive black tradition of verbal negotiation. The conservative separatism and retro-resistance of rural whites, Kirby argues, is embedded in an inherited and adversarial frontier ethos valuing self-sufficiency and access to wilderness. With the southern landscape imaginatively as well as factually linked to social class, crime--particularly forest arson--becomes the most important form of southern white countercultural expression. Kirby continues his look at white resistance in a review of "redneck" discourse, examining the public reputation of southern whites through a range of cultural phenomena, from literature to country music to the computer network known as BUBBA-L. Original, personal, and artfully written, The Countercultural South offers fresh reflections on southern exceptionalism in American political life and culture.

General

Imprint: University of Georgia Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Mercer University Lamar Memorial Lectures
Release date: October 1995
First published: October 1995
Authors: Jack Temple Kirby
Dimensions: 229 x 139 x 21mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 128
Edition: New
ISBN-13: 978-0-8203-1723-6
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Ethnic studies > Black studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social institutions > Work & labour
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > General
LSN: 0-8203-1723-3
Barcode: 9780820317236

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