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Author Smith, Jon.

Title Finding purple America : the South and the future of American cultural studies / Jon Smith.

Imprint Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2013.

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Description 1 online resource
Series The new southern studies
New southern studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents What does an American studies scholar want? -- Songs that move hipsters to tears : Johnny Cash and the new melancholy -- German lessons : on getting over a lost supremacy -- Our turn : on Gen X, wearing vintage, and Neko Case -- Ties and a pistol : Faulkner, metropolitan fashion, and "the South" -- Flying without wings : race, civic branding, and identity politics in two twenty-first-century American cities -- In the garden.
Summary The new southern studies has had an uneasy relationship with both American studies and the old southern studies. In Finding Purple America, Jon Smith, one of the founders of the new movement, locates the source of that unease in the fundamentally antimodern fantasies of both older fields. The old southern studies tends to view modernity as a threat to a mystic southern essence-a dangerous outside force taking the form of everything from a ""bulldozer revolution"" to a ""national project of forgetting."" Since the rise of the New Americanists, American studies has also imagined itself to be in.
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Subject Southern States -- Study and teaching.
Southern States -- Civilization.
United States -- Study and teaching.
United States -- Civilization.
HISTORY -- United States -- State & Local -- South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV)
HISTORY -- United States -- 21st Century.
Southern States.
United States.
Zuidelijke staten.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Smith, Jon. Finding purple America. Athens : The University of Georgia Press, 2013 9780820333212 (DLC) 2012047746 (OCoLC)819717575
ISBN 9780820345727 (electronic bk.)
0820345725 (electronic bk.)