Hillbilly A Cultural History of an American Icon
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In this pioneering work of cultural history, historian Anthony Harkins argues that the hillbilly-in his various guises of "briar hopper," "brush ape," "ridge runner," and "white trash"-has been viewed by mainstream Americans simultaneously as a violent degenerate who threatens the modern order and as a keeper of traditional values of family, home, and physical production, and thus symbolic of a nostalgic past free of the problems of contemporary life. "Hillbilly" signifies both rugged individualism and stubborn backwardness, strong family and kin networks but also inbreeding and bloody feuds. Spanning film, literature, and the entire expanse of American popular culture, from D. W. Griffith…
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/8/2005
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: Race, Class, Popular Culture, and "the Hillbilly"|
|From Yankee Doodle to "Devil Anse": Literary, Graphic, and Ideological Progenitors, 1700-1899|
|The Emergence of "Hillbilly," 1900-1920|
|Country Music and the Rise of "Ezra K. Hillbilly" in Interwar America|
|Luke, Snuffy, & Abner: Hillbilly Cartoon Images in Depression-Era America|
|Hollywood's Hillbilly in Mid-Twentieth-Century America|
|The Hillbilly in the Living Room: Television Representations, 1952-1971|
|Epilogue: From Deliverance to Cyberspace: The Continuing Relevance of "Hillbilly" in Contemporary America|
|Non-Print Cultural Productions|