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Back Talk from Appalachia Confronting Stereotypes

ISBN-10: 0813190010
ISBN-13: 9780813190013
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
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Book details

Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
Publication date: 11/16/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Foreword
Acknowledgments
(Re) Introducing Appalachia: Talking Back to Stereotypes
Introduction
Beyond Isolation and Homogeneity: Diversity and the History of Appalachia
Speaking of "Hillbillies": Literary Sources of Contemporary Stereotypes
A Landscape and a People Set Apart: Narratives of Exploration and Travel in Early Appalachia
"Deadened Color and Colder Horror": Rebecca Harding Davis and the Myth of Unionist Appalachia
The Racial "Innocence" of Appalachia: William Faulkner and the Mountain South
A Judicious Combination of Incident and Psychology: John Fox Jr. and the Southern Mountaineer Motif
Where "Bloodshed Is a Pastime": Mountain Feuds and Appalachian Stereotyping
Where Did Hillbillies Come From? Tracing Sources of the Comic Hillbilly Fool in Literature
Speaking More Personally: Responses to Appalachian Stereotypes
The "R" Word: What's So Funny (and Not So Funny) about Redneck Jokes
Appalachian Images: A Personal History
Up in the Country
On Being "Country": One Affrilachian Woman's Return Home
Appalachian Stepchild
If There's One Thing You Can Tell Them, It's that You're Free
Sometimes Actions Speak Louder than Words: Activism in Appalachia
The Grass Roots Speak Back
Miners Talk Back: Labor Activism in Southeastern Kentucky in 1922
Coalfield Women Making History
Paving the Way: Urban Organizations and the Image of Appalachians
Stories of AIDS in Appalachia
Recycling Old Stereotypes: Critical Responses to The Kentucky Cycle
America Needs Hillbillies: The Case of The Kentucky Cycle
The View from the Castle: Reflections on the Kentucky Cycle Phenomenon
Regional Consciousness and Political Imagination: The Appalachian Connection in an Anxious Nation
Notes on The Kentucky Cycle
Contributors
Index

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