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Uniform Title Confronting Appalachian stereotypes.
Title Back talk from Appalachia : confronting stereotypes / edited by Dwight B. Billings, Gurney Norman, and Katherine Ledford ; foreword by Ronald D. Eller
Published Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2001]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 350 pages)
Contents Introduction: Dwight B. Billings -- Beyond isolation and homogeneity: diversity and the history of Appalachia / Ronald L. Lewis -- A landscape and a people set apart: narratives of exploration and travel in early Appalachia / Katherine Ledford -- "Deadened color and colder horror": Rebecca Harding Davis and the myth of Unionist Appalachia / Kenneth W. Noe -- The racial "innocence" of Appalachia: William Faulkner and the mountain south / John C. Inscoe -- A judicious combination of incident and psychology: John Fox Jr. and the southern mountaineer motif / Darlene Wilson -- When "bloodshed is a pastime": mountain feuds and Appalachian stereotyping / Kathleen M. Blee and Dwight B. Billings -- Where did hillbillies come from? Tracing sources of the comic hillbilly fool in literature / Sandra L. Ballard -- The "r" word: what's so funny (and not so funny) about redneck jokes / Anne Shelby -- Appalachian images: a personal history / Denise Giardina -- Up in the country / Fred Hobson -- On being "country": one Affrilachian woman's return home / Crystal E. Wilkinson -- Appalachian stepchild / Stephen L. Fisher -- If there's one thing you can tell them, it's that you're free / Eula Hall -- The grass roots speak back / Stephen L. Fisher -- Miners talk back: labor activism in southeastern Kentucky in 1922 / Alan Banks -- Coalfield women making history / Sally Ward Maggard -- Paving the way: urban organizations and the image of Appalachians / Phillip J. Obermiller -- Stories of AIDS in Appalachia / Mary K. Anglin -- America needs hillbillies: the case of The Kentucky cycle / Finlay Donesky -- The view from the castle: reflections on The Kentucky cycle phenomenon / Rodger Cunningham -- Regional consciousness and political imagination: the Appalachian connection in an anxious nation / Herbert Reid -- Notes on The Kentucky cycle / Gurney Norman
Summary Various authors examine and dispute the stereotypes of Appalachia
Notes Originally published: Confronting Appalachian stereotypes. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Appalachians (People) in literature.
Appalachians (People) -- Ethnic identity.
Appalachians (People) -- Social conditions.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States.
Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social conditions.
Form Electronic book
Author Billings, Dwight B., 1948-
Ledford, Katherine.
Norman, Gurney, 1937-
ISBN 0813143330 (electronic bk.)
9780813143330 (electronic bk.)