The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

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What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their qleisure, q reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. Seventy-four thematic essays explore activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool checkers and a sport called qfireballingq). In seventy-seven topical entries, contributors profile major sites associated with recreational activities (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian Trail) and prominent sports figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken together, the entries provide an engaging look at the ways southerners relax, pass time, celebrate, let loose, and have fun.Line dancing is a popular form of social dance in which individuals dance sidebyside andrepeat short sequences of steps ... label cleverly donated copies of aninstructional video (and step sheet, or notated instructions) to country dance halls,

Title:The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Author:Harvey H. Jackson III
Publisher:UNC Press Books - 2014-02-01


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