Individual Presentation or Panel Title

Critical Studies of Southern Place II

Abstract

This panel critically investigates and informs the construction of southernness, southern identity, and the South past and present. The presentations will promote and expand the notion of a southern epistemology.

The individual presentations will include scholarly investigations into the connections among the symbolic order, various forms of cultural artifacts and multiple readings of these artifacts within the context of critical/transformational pedagogy. How do multiple interpretations of popular culture within conceptualizations of place enhance our understandings of education and how can critical perspectives be expanded to develop a student’s critical consciousness (concerning issues of race, class, gender, and sexual preference within the south)? The absolute necessity, given our postmodern culture, of investigating the connections among the critical examination of place specific culture and its multiple connections with education allows a broad scope for this panel. The presentations of this panel fill a needed gap in the scholarly work on the ramifications of Southern place.

Paper Titles

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The Unspoken Policy of the African American Church in the South

Pageant Culture, Media, Social Class, and Power

The Pedagogic Function of Work(ing-Class) Stories: An Exploration of Culture in the Deep South

“The Enemy in the Midst”: Gay-Identified Men in Christian College Spaces

Of Time and River: How Place Racialized My Course in Life

Presentation Description

Critical Studies of Southern Place II expands the notions of the study of Southern place and epistemologies. Topics such as music, sports, class, race, gender, LGBT, literacies and other will be discussed by this panel. It is a continuation of the presentations on Critical Studies of Southern Place I

Keywords

Significance of place, Southern epistemologies, Race, Class, Gender, LGBT issues

Location

Magnolia Room B

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Jun 12th, 5:00 PM Jun 12th, 6:30 PM

Critical Studies of Southern Place II

Magnolia Room B

This panel critically investigates and informs the construction of southernness, southern identity, and the South past and present. The presentations will promote and expand the notion of a southern epistemology.

The individual presentations will include scholarly investigations into the connections among the symbolic order, various forms of cultural artifacts and multiple readings of these artifacts within the context of critical/transformational pedagogy. How do multiple interpretations of popular culture within conceptualizations of place enhance our understandings of education and how can critical perspectives be expanded to develop a student’s critical consciousness (concerning issues of race, class, gender, and sexual preference within the south)? The absolute necessity, given our postmodern culture, of investigating the connections among the critical examination of place specific culture and its multiple connections with education allows a broad scope for this panel. The presentations of this panel fill a needed gap in the scholarly work on the ramifications of Southern place.

Paper Titles

Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: The Unspoken Policy of the African American Church in the South

Pageant Culture, Media, Social Class, and Power

The Pedagogic Function of Work(ing-Class) Stories: An Exploration of Culture in the Deep South

“The Enemy in the Midst”: Gay-Identified Men in Christian College Spaces

Of Time and River: How Place Racialized My Course in Life