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Doctor of Education in Curriculum Studies (Ed.D.)
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Dissertation (restricted to Georgia Southern)
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Ming Fang He
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This is an inquiry into the stories of my family. This memoir, using the frameworks of feminism, critical geography, and southern identity, takes the reader on a journey through the South-Georgia in particular- beginning in the early 1940s through the present day. I draw upon the works of Ares, N., Buendía, E., & Helfenbein, R.( 2017), Casemore (2008), Harvey( 2000), hooks (2009), Lane (1998), Reynolds (2013), Soja (1998), and Whitlock (2007). These are just a few scholars with whom I credit with helping me understand the South in which I grew up.
Using the stories of my family members, I explore the deep rooted feelings of male domination, racial bias, and southern beliefs that still exist in this area today. In my exploration, I reveal the South’s way of justification through religious beliefs, scriptures and traditions to justify keeping these atrocious beliefs alive and relevant. The need for future generations to be aware of such practices is more urgent than ever. In a society that thrives off of unrest, these qualities will never truly fade into history without proactive individuals. Engaging in changing one’s outlook on the place where he or she was raised is painful; however, where does change come from if not first with the individual?
Salter, Kelli D., "The South Will Rise Again, but Did It Ever Really Fall? A Southern Family's Stories of Feminism, Critical Geography, and Southern Identity: A Memoir" (2020). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. This dissertation (open access) is brought to you for free and open access by the Graduate Studies, Jack N. Averitt College of at Digital Commons@Georgia Southern. It has been accepted for inclusion in Electronic Theses and Dissertations by an authorized administrator of Digital Commons@Georgia Southern. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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