Literary Criticism

Dear Appalachia

Dear Appalachia

Author: Emily Satterwhite

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813130118

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

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Much criticism has been directed at negative stereotypes of Appalachia perpetuated by movies, television shows, and news media. Books, on the other hand, often draw enthusiastic praise for their celebration of the simplicity and authenticity of the Appalachian region. Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878 employs the innovative new strategy of examining fan mail, reviews, and readers’ geographic affiliations to understand how readers have imagined the region and what purposes these imagined geographies have served for them. As Emily Satterwhite traces the changing visions of Appalachia across the decades, from the Gilded Age (1865–1895) to the present, she finds that every generation has produced an audience hungry for a romantic version of Appalachia. According to Satterwhite, best-selling fiction has portrayed Appalachia as a distinctive place apart from the mainstream United States, has offered cosmopolitan white readers a sense of identity and community, and has engendered feelings of national and cultural pride. Thanks in part to readers’ faith in authors as authentic representatives of the regions they write about, Satterwhite argues, regional fiction often plays a role in creating and affirming regional identity. By mapping the geographic locations of fans, Dear Appalachia demonstrates that mobile white readers in particular, including regional elites, have idealized Appalachia as rooted, static, and protected from commercial society in order to reassure themselves that there remains an “authentic” America untouched by global currents. Investigating texts such as John Fox Jr.’s The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1908), Harriette Arnow’s The Dollmaker (1954), James Dickey’s Deliverance (1970), and Charles Frazier’s Cold Mountain (1997), Dear Appalachia moves beyond traditional studies of regional fiction to document the functions of these narratives in the lives of readers, revealing not only what people have thought about Appalachia, but why.
Social Science

Southeastern Geographer

Southeastern Geographer

Author: David M. Cochran Jr.

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469616018

Category: Social Science

Page: 193

View: 449

Southeastern Geographer VOLUME 54, NUMBER 1 : SPRING 2014 Table of Contents Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 54, Number 1 David M. Cochran and Carl A. Reese Part I: Papers The Great Lakes-to-Florida Highway: A Politics of Road Space in 1920s West Virginia and Virginia Jessey Gilley Do Incentives Work? An Analysis of Residential Solar Energy Adoption in Miami-Dade County, Florida Jeffery Onsted and Aileen Varela-Margolles Disaster Vulnerability of Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers: A Comparison of Texas and North Carolina Christine E. Gares and Burrell E. Montz Louisiana: Apprehending a Complex Web of Vernacular Regional Geography John McEwen Spatial Trends and Factors Associated with Hardwood Mortality in the Southeastern United States Michael Crosby, Zhaofei Fan, Theodor D. Leninger, Martin A. Spetich and A. Brady Self Part II: Reviews The Geography of Wine: How Landscapes, Cultures, Terror, and the Weather Make a Good Drop Brian J. Sommers Reviewed by David M. Cochran, Jr. Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878 Emily Satterwhite Reviewed by Taulby H. Edmondson Trash Animals: How We Live with Nature's Filthy, Feral, Invasive, and Unwanted Species Kelsi Nagy and David Johnson II Reviewed by Matthew L. Fahrenbruch Southeastern Geographer is published by UNC Press for the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (www.sedaag.org). The quarterly journal publishes the academic work of geographers and other social and physical scientists, and features peer-reviewed articles and essays that reflect sound scholarship and contain significant contributions to geographical understanding, with a special interest in work that focuses on the southeastern United States.
History

Bloody Breathitt

Bloody Breathitt

Author: T.R.C. Hutton

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813142432

Category: History

Page: 444

View: 162

This book uses the history of Breathitt County, Kentucky, to examine political violence in the United States and its interpretation in media and memory. Violence in Breathitt County, during and after the Civil War, usually reflected what was going on elsewhere in Kentucky and the American South. In turn, the types of violence recorded there corresponded with discernible political scenarios.
Appalachian Mountains

Appalachia

Appalachia

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3274458

Category: Appalachian Mountains

Page:

View: 817

Electronic journals

Tennessee Historical Quarterly

Tennessee Historical Quarterly

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822041770785

Category: Electronic journals

Page:

View: 474

Literary Criticism

Dear Appalachia

Dear Appalachia

Author: Emily Satterwhite

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813140117

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

View: 337

Much criticism has been directed at negative stereotypes of Appalachia perpetuated by movies, television shows, and news media. Books, on the other hand, often draw enthusiastic praise for their celebration of the simplicity and authenticity of the Appalachian region. Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878 employs the innovative new strategy of examining fan mail, reviews, and readers' geographic affiliations to understand how readers have imagined the region and what purposes these imagined geographies have served for them. As Emily Satterwhite traces the changing visions of Appalachia across the decades, from the Gilded Age (1865--1895) to the present, she finds that every generation has produced an audience hungry for a romantic version of Appalachia. According to Satterwhite, best-selling fiction has portrayed Appalachia as a distinctive place apart from the mainstream United States, has offered cosmopolitan white readers a sense of identity and community, and has engendered feelings of national and cultural pride. Thanks in part to readers' faith in authors as authentic representatives of the regions they write about, Satterwhite argues, regional fiction often plays a role in creating and affirming regional identity. By mapping the geographic locations of fans, Dear Appalachia demonstrates that mobile white readers in particular, including regional elites, have idealized Appalachia as rooted, static, and protected from commercial society in order to reassure themselves that there remains an "authentic" America untouched by global currents. Investigating texts such as John Fox Jr.'s The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1908), Harriette Arnow's The Dollmaker (1954), James Dickey's Deliverance (1970), and Charles Frazier's Cold Mountain (1997), Dear Appalachia moves beyond traditional studies of regional fiction to document the functions of these narratives in the lives of readers, revealing not only what people have thought about Appalachia, but why.
Fishing

Field and Stream

Field and Stream

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079964824

Category: Fishing

Page:

View: 344

Appalachian Mountains

Mountain Life and Work

Mountain Life and Work

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000116756010

Category: Appalachian Mountains

Page:

View: 394

Vols. 1-12 include proceedings of the 13th-24th annual Conference of Southern Mountain Workers.
Social Science

Death and Dying in Central Appalachia

Death and Dying in Central Appalachia

Author: James K. Crissman

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000027973183

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

View: 181

In Death and Dying in Central Appalachia, James Crissman explores cultural traits related to death and dying in the Appalachian sections of Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky, North Carolina, and West Virginia, showing how they have changed since the 1600's. Relying on archival materials, almost forty photographs, and interviews with more than 400 mountain dwellers, Crissman focuses on the importance of familism and 'neighborliness' in mountain society.
Ballads, English

English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

Author: Cecil James Sharp

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3537807

Category: Ballads, English

Page: 428

View: 530

Folk songs

Ballads, Love-songs, and Tragic Legends from the Southern Appalachian Mountains

Ballads, Love-songs, and Tragic Legends from the Southern Appalachian Mountains

Author: John Jacob Niles

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435057585630

Category: Folk songs

Page: 20

View: 488

Ballads, English

English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians

Author: Maud Karpeles

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015039039576

Category: Ballads, English

Page:

View: 110