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Southern literature, Cold War culture, and the making of modern America / Jordan J. Dominy.

By: Dominy, Jordan J, 1982- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2020]Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 153 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781496826459; 1496826450; 9781496826428; 1496826426; 9781496826435; 1496826434; 9781496826442; 1496826442.Subject(s): American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism | Cold War -- Social aspects -- United States | Southern States -- Social life and customs | American literature | Manners and customs | Social aspects | Southern States | United States | Cold War (1945-1989)Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Southern literature, Cold War culture, and the making of modern AmericaDDC classification: 810.9/97509045 LOC classification: PS261 | .D66 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Southern culture, US nationalism, late modernism, and the Cold War -- Part I: Southern canons and the vital center. Reviewing the South: competing canons in South Today and the Kenyon Review ; Southern studies as area studies: Faulkner and provincial nationalism during the Cold War ; American canons, southern fiction, and the institution of literary prizes -- Part II: The return to politics. Eudora Welty and the problem of crusading ; Suburbs, civil rights, and southern identities -- Epilogue: white working-class identity and US nationalism in twenty-first-century popular texts -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: "During the Cold War, national discourse strove for unity through patriotism and political moderation to face a common enemy. Some authors and intellectuals supported that narrative by casting America's complicated history with race and poverty as moral rather than merely political problems. Southern Literature, Cold War Culture, and the Making of Modern America examines southern literature and the culture within the United States from the period just before the Cold War through the civil rights movement to show how this literature won a significant place in Cold War culture and shaped the nation through the time of The Hillbilly Elegy. By placing such key southern writers as William Faulkner, Lillian Smith, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, and Walker Percy in dialogue and in context with the major international and national political landscape, author Jordan J. Dominy showcases how twentieth-century southern writing resonated-and continues to resonate-far beyond the region. Tackling cultural issues in the country through subtext and metaphor, the works of these authors redefined "South" as much more than a geographical identity within an empire. The "South" has become a racially coded sociopolitical and cultural identity associated with white populist conservatism that breaks geographical boundaries and, as it has in the past, continues to have a disproportionate influence on the nation's future and values"-- Provided by publisher.
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Acknowledgments -- Introduction: Southern culture, US nationalism, late modernism, and the Cold War -- Part I: Southern canons and the vital center. Reviewing the South: competing canons in South Today and the Kenyon Review ; Southern studies as area studies: Faulkner and provincial nationalism during the Cold War ; American canons, southern fiction, and the institution of literary prizes -- Part II: The return to politics. Eudora Welty and the problem of crusading ; Suburbs, civil rights, and southern identities -- Epilogue: white working-class identity and US nationalism in twenty-first-century popular texts -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

"During the Cold War, national discourse strove for unity through patriotism and political moderation to face a common enemy. Some authors and intellectuals supported that narrative by casting America's complicated history with race and poverty as moral rather than merely political problems. Southern Literature, Cold War Culture, and the Making of Modern America examines southern literature and the culture within the United States from the period just before the Cold War through the civil rights movement to show how this literature won a significant place in Cold War culture and shaped the nation through the time of The Hillbilly Elegy. By placing such key southern writers as William Faulkner, Lillian Smith, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Ralph Ellison, Alice Walker, and Walker Percy in dialogue and in context with the major international and national political landscape, author Jordan J. Dominy showcases how twentieth-century southern writing resonated-and continues to resonate-far beyond the region. Tackling cultural issues in the country through subtext and metaphor, the works of these authors redefined "South" as much more than a geographical identity within an empire. The "South" has become a racially coded sociopolitical and cultural identity associated with white populist conservatism that breaks geographical boundaries and, as it has in the past, continues to have a disproportionate influence on the nation's future and values"-- Provided by publisher.

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Jordan J. Dominy is assistant professor of English at Savannah State University. He teaches and studies American and US southern literature and popular culture.

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