Southern Culture : An Introduction

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Southern Culture : An Introduction by Beck, John; Frandsen, Wendy; Randall, Aaron, 9781594601248
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  • ISBN: 9781594601248 | 1594601240
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/27/2007

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The perfect book for North Carolina Community Colleges' Southern Culture course (HUM 122), this book examines the origins and evolution of the region's culture and focuses on six key patterns that have defined it: agrarianism, class relations, race relations, gender and family traditions, evangelical Christianity, and political traditions. From the very beginning the South was different. The source and significance of this difference has been debated and discussed for over 200 years. In recent decades, the demise of the South as a regional culture has frequently been predicted, although now some scholars and journalists are maintaining that it is proving to be remarkably resilient and is actually having an ever greater influence on the broader American culture. Southern Culture also explores the products of the culture and concludes with essays by each of the authors in which they reflect on where Southern culture is headed.Southern Culture, HUM 122, is available as a distance education course through NC Community Colleges.
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