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Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters

Dwight B. Billings and Ann E. Kingsolver


In an increasingly globalized world, place matters more than ever. That is certainly the case in Appalachian studies—a field that brings scholars, activists, artists, and citizens together around a region to contest misappropriations of resources and power and combat stereotypes of isolation and intolerance. In Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters, the diverse ways in which place is invoked, the person who invokes it, and the reasons behind that invocation all matter greatly. In this collection, scholars and artists are assembled from a variety of disciplines to broaden the conversati ... More

Keywords: place, Appalachia, region, America, interdisciplinary perspective, diversity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813175324
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813175324.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dwight B. Billings, editor
University of Kentucky (emeritus)

Ann E. Kingsolver, editor
University of Kentucky

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Front Matter

Introduction Place Matters

Dwight B. Billings and Ann E. Kingsolver

2 Transforming Places

Barbara Ellen Smith

6 Gathering Wild Greens

Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt

7 Buckwild Mad Men

Carol Mason

8 Reclaiming Place

bell hooks

9 Somewheres on the Track

Rich Kirby, John Haywood, and Ron Pen

10 Teaching Region

Dwight B. Billings, Gina Caison, David A. Davis, Laura Hernández-Ehrisman, Philip Joseph, Kent C. Ryden, and Emily Satterwhite