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Close Harmony

by James R. Goff Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2014)

Comprehensive and richly illustrated, Close Harmony traces the development of the music known as southern gospel from its antebellum origins to its twentieth-century emergence as a vibrant musical industry driven...


Nature's State

by Susan Kollin The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2018)

An engaging blend of environmental theory and literary studies, Nature's State looks behind the myth of Alaska as America's "last frontier," a pristine and wild place on the fringes of our geographical imagination....


Gone Home

by Karida L. Brown The University of North Carolina Press (August 06, 2018)

Since the 2016 presidential election, Americans have witnessed countless stories about Appalachia: its changing political leanings, its opioid crisis, its increasing joblessness, and its declining population....


The Lumbee Indians

by Malinda Maynor Lowery The University of North Carolina Press (August 01, 2018)

Jamestown, the Lost Colony of Roanoke, and Plymouth Rock are central to America's mythic origin stories. Then, we are told, the main characters--the "friendly" Native Americans who met the settlers--disappeared....


Defiant Indigeneity

by Stephanie Nohelani Teves The University of North Carolina Press (March 14, 2018)

"Aloha" is at once the most significant and the most misunderstood word in the Indigenous Hawaiian lexicon. For K&257;naka Maoli people, the concept of "aloha" is a representation and articulation of their identity,...


Liberia, South Carolina

by John M. Coggeshall The University of North Carolina Press (April 10, 2018)

In 2007, while researching mountain culture in upstate South Carolina, anthropologist John M. Coggeshall stumbled upon the small community of Liberia, in the Blue Ridge foothills. There he met Mable Owens Clarke...


Separatism and Subculture

by Paula M. Kane The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2017)

Kane explores the role of religious identity in Boston in the years 1900-1920, arguing that Catholicism was a central integrating force among different class and ethnic groups. She traces the effect of changing...


The Classical Roots of Ethnomethodology

by Richard A. Hilbert The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

Hilbert demonstrates the historical connection between the nineteenth-century theory of Emile Durkheim and Max Weber, in which sociology had its origins, and the ethnomethodological approach articulated in the...


Religion as Critique

by Irfan Ahmad The University of North Carolina Press (November 20, 2017)

Irfan Ahmad makes the far-reaching argument that potent systems and modes for self-critique as well as critique of others are inherent in Islam--indeed, critique is integral to its fundamental tenets and practices....


Listening to Nineteenth-Century America

by Mark M. Smith The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

Arguing for the importance of the aural dimension of history, Mark M. Smith contends that to understand what it meant to be northern or southern, slave or free--to understand sectionalism and the attitudes toward...


Torching the Fink Books and Other Essays on Vernacular Culture

by Archie Green The University of North Carolina Press (November 25, 2002)

Archie Green--shipwright, folklorist, teacher, and lobbyist--was a legendary figure in the field of American folklore and vernacular culture studies. An inspiration to a generation of students and scholars,...


Hot Peppers

by Richard Schweid The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2009)

Smitten by a love of hot peppers, journalist Richard Schweid traveled to the capital of the U.S. hot sauce industry, New Iberia, Louisiana. This is Cajun country, and capsicum (as hot peppers are known botanically)...


Highland Heritage

by Celeste Ray The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2015)

Each year, tens of thousands of people flock to Grandfather Mountain, North Carolina, and to more than two hundred other locations across the country to attend Scottish Highland Games and Gatherings. There,...


Hittin' the Prayer Bones

by Anderson Blanton The University of North Carolina Press (July 29, 2015)

In this work, Anderson Blanton illuminates how prayer, faith, and healing are intertwined with technologies of sound reproduction and material culture in the charismatic Christian worship of southern Appalachia....


Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks

by Walt Wolfram & Natalie Schilling-Estes The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

As many visitors to Ocracoke will attest, the island's vibrant dialect is one of its most distinctive cultural features. In Hoi Toide on the Outer Banks, Walt Wolfram and Natalie Schilling-Estes present a fascinating...


Lumbee Indians in the Jim Crow South

by Malinda Maynor Lowery The University of North Carolina Press (April 15, 2010)

With more than 50,000 enrolled members, North Carolina's Lumbee Indians are the largest Native American tribe east of the Mississippi River. Malinda Maynor Lowery, a Lumbee herself, describes how, between Reconstruction...


Talkin' Tar Heel

by Walt Wolfram & Jeffrey Reaser The University of North Carolina Press (April 07, 2014)

Are you considered a "dingbatter," or outsider, when you visit the Outer Banks?

Have you ever noticed a picture in your house hanging a little "sigogglin," or crooked?

Do you enjoy spending time with your "buddyrow,"...


Building Houses out of Chicken Legs

by Psyche A. Williams-Forson The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

Chicken--both the bird and the food--has played multiple roles in the lives of African American women from the slavery era to the present. It has provided food and a source of income for their families, shaped...


Oregon and the Collapse of Illahee

by Gray H. Whaley The University of North Carolina Press (June 15, 2010)

Modern western Oregon was a crucial site of imperial competition in North America during the formative decades of the United States. In this book, Gray Whaley examines relations among newcomers and between newcomers...


We Have a Religion

by Tisa Wenger The University of North Carolina Press (May 01, 2009)

For Native Americans, religious freedom has been an elusive goal. From nineteenth-century bans on indigenous ceremonial practices to twenty-first-century legal battles over sacred lands, peyote use, and hunting...


Corn and Capitalism

by Arturo Warman The University of North Carolina Press (December 04, 2003)

Exploring the history and importance of corn worldwide, Arturo Warman traces its development from a New World food of poor and despised peoples into a commodity that plays a major role in the modern global economy....


Island Queens and Mission Wives

by Jennifer Thigpen The University of North Carolina Press (March 24, 2014)

In the late eighteenth century, Hawai'i's ruling elite employed sophisticated methods for resisting foreign intrusion. By the mid-nineteenth century, however, American missionaries had gained a foothold in the...


The Devil and Commodity Fetishism in South America

by Michael T. Taussig The University of North Carolina Press (March 15, 2010)

In this classic book, Michael Taussig explores the social significance of the devil in the folklore of contemporary plantation workers and miners in South America. Grounding his analysis in Marxist theory, Taussig...


The Imagined Island

by Pedro L. San Miguel The University of North Carolina Press (May 18, 2006)

In a landmark study of history, power, and identity in the Caribbean, Pedro L. San Miguel examines the historiography of Hispaniola, the West Indian island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic. He argues...


Memphis and the Paradox of Place

by Wanda Rushing The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2009)

Celebrated as the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll, Memphis, Tennessee, is where Elvis Presley, B. B. King, Johnny Cash, and other musical legends got their starts. It is also a place of...


Governing Spirits

by Reinaldo L. Román The University of North Carolina Press (November 30, 2009)

Freedom of religion did not come easily to Cuba or Puerto Rico. Only after the arrival of American troops during the Spanish-American War were non-Catholics permitted to practice their religions openly and to...


Lydia Cabrera and the Construction of an Afro-Cuban Cultural Identity

by Edna M. Rodríguez-Plate The University of North Carolina Press (November 16, 2005)

Lydia Cabrera (1900-1991), an upper-class white Cuban intellectual, spent many years traveling through Cuba collecting oral histories, stories, and music from Cubans of African descent. Her work is commonly...


Objects of Culture

by H. Glenn Penny The University of North Carolina Press (October 16, 2003)

In the late nineteenth century, Germans spearheaded a worldwide effort to preserve the material traces of humanity, designing major ethnographic museums and building extensive networks of communication and exchange...


The American South in a Global World

by James L. Peacock, Harry L. Watson & Carrie R. Matthews The University of North Carolina Press (March 13, 2006)

Looking beyond broad theories of globalization, this volume examines the specific effects of globalizing forces on the southern United States. Eighteen essays approach globalization from a variety of perspectives,...


The Formation of Candomblé

by Luis Nicolau Parés The University of North Carolina Press (November 17, 2013)

Interweaving three centuries of transatlantic religious and social history with historical and present-day ethnography, Luis Nicolau Pares traces the formation of Candomble, one of the most influential African-derived...


Muslim American Women on Campus

by Shabana Mir The University of North Carolina Press (January 02, 2014)

Shabana Mir's powerful ethnographic study of women on Washington, D.C., college campuses reveals that being a young female Muslim in post-9/11 America means experiencing double scrutiny—scrutiny from the Muslim...


Runaway Slave Settlements in Cuba

by Gabino La Rosa Corzo The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

Combining archaeological and historical methods, Gabino La Rosa Corzo provides the most detailed and accurate available account of the runaway slave settlements (palenques) that formed in the inaccessible mountain...


Contesting the New South Order

by Clifford M. Kuhn The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

In May 1914, workers walked off their jobs at Atlanta's Fulton Bag and Cotton Mills, launching a lengthy strike that was at the heart of the American Federation of Labor's first major attempt to organize southern...


Contemporary Caribbean Cultures and Societies in a Global Context

by Franklin W. Knight & Teresita Martínez-Vergne The University of North Carolina Press (May 18, 2006)

The Caribbean ranks among the earliest and most completely globalized regions in the world. From the first moment Europeans set foot on the islands to the present, products, people, and ideas have made their...


Conversations with the High Priest of Coosa

by Charles M. Hudson The University of North Carolina Press (November 04, 2009)

This book begins where the reach of archaeology and history ends," writes Charles Hudson. Grounded in careful research, his extraordinary work imaginatively brings to life the sixteenth-century world of the...


Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas

by Gwendolyn Midlo Hall The University of North Carolina Press (November 05, 2009)

Enslaved peoples were brought to the Americas from many places in Africa, but a large majority came from relatively few ethnic groups. Drawing on a wide range of materials in four languages as well as on her...


Andean Cocaine

by Paul Gootenberg The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2009)

Illuminating a hidden and fascinating chapter in the history of globalization, Paul Gootenberg chronicles the rise of one of the most spectacular and now illegal Latin American exports: cocaine.

Gootenberg traces...


Mobilizing Bolivia's Displaced

by Nicole Fabricant The University of North Carolina Press (November 12, 2012)

The election of Evo Morales as Bolivia's president in 2005 made him his nation's first indigenous head of state, a watershed victory for social activists and Native peoples. El Movimiento Sin Tierra (MST), or...


Creek Country

by Robbie Ethridge The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

Reconstructing the human and natural environment of the Creek Indians in frontier Georgia, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, Robbie Ethridge illuminates a time of wrenching transition. Creek Country presents...


Brutality Garden

by Christopher Dunn The University of North Carolina Press (January 01, 2014)

In the late 1960s, Brazilian artists forged a watershed cultural movement known as Tropicalia. Music inspired by that movement is today enjoying considerable attention at home and abroad. Few new listeners,...


The Puerto Rican Nation on the Move

by Jorge Duany The University of North Carolina Press (October 15, 2003)

Puerto Ricans maintain a vibrant identity that bridges two very different places--the island of Puerto Rico and the U.S. mainland. Whether they live on the island, in the States, or divide time between the two,...


Swinging in Place

by Jocelyn Hazelwood Donlon The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

The front porch evokes cherished memories from across a lifetime for many southerners--recollections of childhood games, courtship, family visits, gossip with neighbors. In this book, Jocelyn Hazelwood Donlon...


Passage of Darkness

by Wade Davis The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

In 1982, Harvard-trained ethnobotanist Wade Davis traveled into the Haitian countryside to research reports of zombies--the infamous living dead of Haitian folklore. A report by a team of physicians of a verifiable...


Nagô Grandma and White Papa

by Beatriz Góis Dantas The University of North Carolina Press (September 15, 2009)

Nago Grandma and White Papa is a signal work in Brazilian anthropology and African diaspora studies originally published in Brazil in 1988. This edition makes Beatriz Gois Dantas's historioethnographic study...


Southeastern Geographer

by David M. Cochran Jr. & Carl A. Reese The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2015)

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...


Southeastern Geographer

by David M. Cochran Jr. & Carl A. Reese The University of North Carolina Press (December 19, 2014)

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...


Southeastern Geographer

by David M. Cochran Jr. & Carl A. Reese The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2014)

Southeastern Geographer

VOLUME 54, NUMBER 2 : SUMMER 2014

Table of Contents

Cover Art The Buddha Abides in Mississippi Mark M. Miller

Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 54, Number 2 Carl A. Reese...


Southeastern Geographer

by David M. Cochran Jr. & Carl A. Reese The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2014)

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...


Southeastern Geographer

by David M. Cochran Jr. & Carl A. Reese The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2013)

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...


Southeastern Geographer

by David M. Cochran Jr. & Carl A. Reese The University of North Carolina Press (September 01, 2013)

Table of Contents for Volume 53, Number 3 (Fall 2013)

COVER ART

The View from Huayna Picchu

Carl A. Reese

Introduction to Southeastern Geographer, Volume 53, Number 3

David M. Cochran and Carl A. Reese

PART I:...