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Title Mediated images of the South : the portrayal of Dixie in popular culture / edited by Alison Slade, Dedria Givens-Carroll, Amber Narro.
Imprint Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2012.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  F209 .M43 2012    AVAILABLE


Call # F209 .M43 2012
Phys. Description viii, 202 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 177-194) and index.
Contents Introduction: Southern images in popular culture / Alison Slade -- Chapter 1. An acceptable stereotype: the Southern image in television programming / Alison Slade and Amber J. Narro -- Chapter 2. An ethical inquiry of the blue collar comedy tour's appropriation and commodification of redneck culture / Mark Glantz -- Chapter 3. Hip Hop, commerce, and the 'Death' of Southern Black manhood / Franklin E. Forts Jr. -- Chapter 4. The rise, fall, and rise of the Kingfish: how Southern politicians are successful in the face of overwhelming stereotypes / Kevin Unter, John Sutherlin, and Joshua Stockley -- Chapter 5. Magnolias and manufacturing: Southern imagery In Mississippi's promotional publications, 1945-1955 / Burt Buchanan -- Chapter 6. Recognizing the past, celebrating change: the "Mississippi Believe It!" campaign redefines the South / Wendy Atkins-Sayre -- Chapter 7. Poor as Job's turkey: back to the land as a rhetoric of authenticity in Foxfire's Appalachia / Jason Waite -- Chapter 8. The trivialization of traditional Souther religion in the film The Grass Harp / Michael P. Graves -- Chapter 9. College football fanaticism and online communities: a reflection of football as a religious experience in the South / Dedria Givens-Carroll ad Alison Slade.
Summary "Mediated Images of the South : The Portrayal of Dixie in Popular Culture, edited by Alison Slade, Dedria Givens-Carroll, and Amber Narro, seeks to explore and understand the impact of the image of the Southerner within mass communication and popular culture by looking at images in politics, film, television, public relations, advertising, sports and social media. While there is a long list of successful southern politicians, historical figures, businessmen and women, actors and actresses, sports figures and other national and world leaders, this edited collection finds that there is still work to be done to present southerners as capable and educated"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Southern States -- In popular culture.
Southern States -- Civilization.
Alt Author Slade, Alison, 1977-
Givens-Carroll, Dedria, 1960-
Narro, Amber J.
ISBN 9780739167151 (hardback)
0739167154 (hardback)
9780739172650 (electronic)
0739172654 (electronic)
Isbn/Issn 40020695884