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Modern Southern Folklore
Reading John Shelton Reed’s “One South” (1982)
This collection of essays centers on “regional sociology” and “folk geography,” asking in its own way: what does it mean to be Southern?
In The News, Spring 2022
In The News is published quarterly and provides a sampling of stories, articles, or reviews about beliefs, myths, or narratives in the…
A Road Trip, Northeast: Clayton, Georgia
When it comes to common myths and narratives about social justice movements in the South, the writer Lillian Smith stands as an enigma.
Watching “Hillbilly” (2019)
The 2019 documentary challenges common narratives about Appalachian people. The film was made by Kentucky native Ashley York, who has since…
Reading Albert Murray’s “The Omni-Americans” (1970)
from Groundwork, the editor’s blog
About Nobody’s Home