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Back talk from Appalachia [electronic resource] : confronting stereotypes / edited by Dwight B. Billings, Gurney Norman, and Katherine Ledford ; foreword by Ronald D. Eller.

Contributor(s): Billings, Dwight B, 1948- | Norman, Gurney, 1937- | Ledford, Katherine.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2001]Description: 1 online resource (xi, 350 p.).ISBN: 9780813143330 (electronic bk.); 0813143330 (electronic bk.).Uniform titles: Confronting Appalachian stereotypes Subject(s): Appalachians (People) -- Ethnic identity | Appalachians (People) -- Social conditions | Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States | Appalachian Region, Southern -- Social conditions | Appalachians (People) in literature | HISTORY / United States / State & Local / South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Back talk from Appalachia.DDC classification: 975/.009734 Online resources: EBSCOhost
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.
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Originally published: Confronting Appalachian stereotypes. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 1999.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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.

Various authors examine and dispute the stereotypes of Appalachia.

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