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Reconstructing Dixie : race, gender, and nostalgia in the imagined South

Author: Tara McPherson
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McPherson, Tara.
Reconstructing Dixie.
Durham : Duke University Press, 2003
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tara McPherson
ISBN: 0822330296 9780822330295 0822330407 9780822330400
OCLC Number: 50591239
Language Note: English.
Description: xii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Romancing the South : a tour of the lady's legacies, academic and otherwise --
"Both kinds of arms" : the Civil War in the present --
Steel magnolias, fatal flowers, and designing women : on the limits of a politics of femininity in the Sun Belt South --
Feeling southern : home, guilt, and the transformation of white identity.
Responsibility: Tara McPherson.
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The South has long played a central role in America's national imagination - the site of the trauma of slavery and of a vast nostalgia industry, alternatively the nation's moral other and its moral  Read more...


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"Reconstructing Dixie is a wonderful book-feisty, original, filled with insights into the circulation of the South in contemporary consumerist and feminist space. With real aplomb Tara McPherson Read more...

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