Navigating Souths
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Navigating Souths

Transdisciplinary Explorations of a U.S. Region

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Pages: 328

Illustrations: 8 b&w photos

Trim size: 6.000in x 9.000in



Pub Date: 08/01/2017

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5107-0

List Price: $67.95


Pub Date: 11/15/2020

ISBN: 9-780-8203-5877-2

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Pub Date: 08/01/2017

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List Price: $67.95

Navigating Souths

Transdisciplinary Explorations of a U.S. Region

Reshaping southern studies through scholarly collaboration and fresh perspectives

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The work of considering, imagining, and theorizing the U.S. South in regional, national, and global contexts is an intellectual project that has been going on for some time. Scholars in history, literature, and other disciplines have developed an ad­vanced understanding of the historical, social, and cultural forces that have helped to shape the U.S. South. However, most of the debates on these subjects have taken place within specific academic disciplines, with few attempts to cross-engage.

Navigating Souths broadens these exchanges by facilitating transdisciplinary conversations about southern studies scholarship. The fourteen original essays in Navigating Souths articulate questions about the significances of the South as a theoretical and literal “home” base for social science and humanities researchers. They also examine challenges faced by researchers who identify as southern studies scholars, as well as by those who live and work in the regional South, and show how researchers have responded to these challenges. In doing so, this book project seeks to reframe the field of southern studies as it is currently being practiced by social science and humanities scholars and thus reshape historical and cultural conceptualizations of the region.

Alix Chapman

Rico D. Chapman

Kirsten A. Dellinger

Gwendolyn Ferreti

Kathryn Green

Robert Greene

John Hayes

Jeffrey T. Jackson

Anne Lewis

Katie McKee

Kathryn Radishofski

Emily Satterwhite

Melanie Benson Taylor

Annette Trefzer

Daniel Cross Turner

Charles Reagan Wilson

About the Author/Editor

Michele Grigsby Coffey (Editor)
MICHELE GRIGSBY COFFEY is an instructor of history at the University of Memphis. Her work has been published in the edited collection South Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times (Georgia), Louisiana History, and in the Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History.

Jodi Skipper (Editor)
JODI SKIPPER is an assistant professor of anthropology and southern studies at the University of Mississippi. Her work has been published in the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage, the Southern Quarterly, the Black Scholar, Community Development, and Sociology of Race and Ethnicity.