Title

Diddley Bows, Cross Harps, Banjars, and Backbeats: The Rhythm and Sounds of Personal Agency from Southern African America

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2014

Publication Title

Critical Studies of Southern Place: A Reader

ISBN

978-1-4541-9894-9

Abstract

Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert L. Lake authored "Diddley Bows, Cross Harps, Banjars, and Backbeats: The Rhythm and Sound of Personal Agency from Southern African America" in Critical Studies of Southern Place: A Reader.

Book Summary: Critical Studies of Southern Place: A Reader critically investigates and informs the construction of Southernness, Southern identity, and the South past and present. It promotes and expands the notion of a Southern epistemology. Authors from across the South write about such diverse topics as Southern working-class culture; LGBT issues in the South; Southern music; Southern reality television; race and ethnicity in the South; religion in the South; sports in the South; and Southernness. How do these multiple interpretations of popular culture within critical conceptualizations of place enhance our understandings of education? Critical Studies of Southern Place investigates the connections between the critical examination of place-specific culture and its multiple connections with education and pedagogy. This important book fills a significant gap in the scholarly work on the ramifications of place. Readers will be able to center the importance of place in their own scholarship and cultural work as well as be able to think deeply about how Southern place affects us all.

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