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Appalachia in Regional Context

Place Matters

In an increasingly globalized world, place matters more than ever. Nowhere is that more true than in Appalachian studies—a field which brings scholars, activists, artists, and citizens together around a region to contest misappropriations of resources and power and combat stereotypes of isolation and intolerance. In Appalachian studies, the diverse ways in which place is invoked, the person who invokes it, and the reasons behind that invocation all matter greatly.

In Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters, Dwight B. Billings and Ann E. Kingsolver bring together voices from a variety of disciplines to broaden the conversation. The book begins with chapters challenging conventional representations of Appalachia by exploring the relationship between regionalism, globalism, activism, and everyday experience theoretically. Other chapters examine foodways, depictions of Appalachia in popular culture, and the experiences of rural LGBTQ youth. Poems by renowned social critic bell hooks interleave the chapters and add context to reflections on the region. Drawing on cultural anthropology, sociology, geography, media studies, political science, gender and women's studies, ethnography, social theory, art, music, literature and regional studies pedagogy, this volume furthers the exploration of new perspectives on one of America's most compelling and misunderstood regions.

About the Authors

Dwight B. Billings is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Kentucky. He is a past president of the Appalachian Studies Association, a recent editor of the Journal of Appalachian Studies, and the author or editor of several books.

Ann E. Kingsolver is professor of anthropology and past director of the Appalachian Center and Appalachian Studies Program at the University of Kentucky. She has authored or edited seven books, and does ethnographic research in several countries on globalization.

Review

"What's so valuable about this book is that it gathers so many different ideas and approaches in one volume, thereby making them more easily accessible to audiences in Appalachian studies as well as other disciplines."—Stephen L. Fisher, coeditor of Transforming Places: Lessons from Appalachia

"There is much to like in this stimulating volume; in many ways it is another significant example of Appalachian studies continuing to explore new boundaries, terrain, and perspectives. It's a solid example of the strength of regionalist inquiry today."—Chad Berry, author of Southern Migrants, Northern Exiles

"Overall, this book offers a provocative reexamination of Appalachia and place."—Choice

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Other Titles by Dwight B. Billings

The Land of Saddle-bags

James Watt Raine, foreword by Dwight B. Billings
Jan 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$45.00 USD - Electronic book text

Back Talk from Appalachia

edited by Dwight B. Billings, Gurney Norman, Katherine Ledford
Feb 2013 - University Press of Kentucky
$28.00 USD - Electronic book text
$28.00 USD - Electronic book text
$28.00 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles by John Gaventa

Helen Matthews Lewis

Helen M. Lewis, edited by Patricia D. Beaver, Judith Jennings, with contributions by Monica Appleby, Patricia D. Beaver, Beth Bingman, Steve Fisher, Hywel Francis, John Gaventa, Pat Gozemba, Judi Jennings, Amelia Kirby, Erica Kohl-Arena...
Jan 2014 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
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$30.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles by bell hooks

Appalachian Elegy

bell hooks
Aug 2012 - University Press of Kentucky
$21.95 USD - Paperback / softback
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$21.95 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles by Ron Pen

Kentucky by Design

edited by Andrew Kelly, with contributions by Jean M. Burks, Jerrold Hirsch, Larry Curry, Michelle Ganz, Tommy Hines, Lee Kogan, Ron Pen, Janet Rae, Shelly Zegart, Mel Hankla, Philippe Chavance, Kate Hesseldenz, Madeleine Burnside, Alla...
Jul 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$50.00 USD - Hardback
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Dulcimer Maker

R. Gerald Alvey, foreword by Ron Pen
Jan 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$19.95 USD - Electronic book text

The Ballad Book of John Jacob Niles

John Jacob Niles, introduction by Ron Pen
Jan 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles by David A. Davis

Hard Times on a Southern Chain Gang

John L. Spivak
Jan 2012 - University of South Carolina Press
$14.95 USD - Paperback / softback

Other Titles by Emily Satterwhite

Dear Appalachia

Emily Satterwhite
Feb 2015 - University Press of Kentucky
$70.00 USD - Hardback
$70.00 USD - Electronic book text
$28.00 USD - Electronic book text

Other Titles from Place Matters New Direction Appal Stds

Appalachia Revisited

William Schumann
Oct 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback
$28.00 USD - Electronic book text
$80.00 USD - Electronic book text

Rereading Appalachia

Sara Webb-Sunderhaus
Oct 2017 - University Press of Kentucky
$80.00 USD - Hardback
$28.00 USD - Electronic book text
$80.00 USD - Electronic book text

Religion and Resistance in Appalachia

Joseph D. Witt
Nov 2016 - University Press of Kentucky
$60.00 USD - Hardback
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Other Titles in SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies

Ocean Crossings

Andre Novoa
Jul 2019 - University of Massachusetts Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback

The US Senate and the Commonwealth

Mitch McConnell
May 2019 - University Press of Kentucky
$40.00 USD - Electronic book text
$40.00 USD - Electronic book text

News on the American Dream

Alberto Pena Rodriguez
May 2019 - University of Massachusetts Press
$24.95 USD - Paperback / softback