New PDF release: Circling Dixie: Contemporary Southern Culture through a

By Helen Taylor

ISBN-10: 0813528623

ISBN-13: 9780813528625

For Europeans having a look around the Atlantic, American tradition is usually the web site of wish, fascination, and envy. In Britain, the wealthy tradition of the yank South has made a very powerful impression. Helen Taylor explores the ways that modern Southern tradition has been enthusiastically produced and reproduced in a British context.

Taylor examines a number of the South's most important cultural exports in discussions that variety throughout literature, tune, movie, tv, theater, ads, and tourism to target how and why Southern topics and icons became so deeply embedded in British cultural existence. the long-lasting legacy of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind can be obvious at the present time within the acclaim for sequels, revisions, and reworkings of the radical. The dialog among those cultures is additional explored in British responses to Alex Haley's Roots, the British theater's precise affection for Tennessee Williams's performs, and the advertising and marketing of latest Orleans as a popular vacation spot for ecu travelers. The transformation of Southern culture--itself a hybrid of the ecu, African, and American--as it circulates again around the Atlantic indicates not just new perspectives of the background, racial politics, song and artwork of either Britain and the yankee South, but additionally an stronger figuring out of the dynamic stream of tradition itself.

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