The American South in a Global World

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James L. Peacock, Harry L. Watson, Carrie R. Matthews
Univ of North Carolina Press, 13 mar. 2006 - 312 páginas
Looking beyond broad theories of globalization, this volume examines the specific effects of globalizing forces on the southern United States. Eighteen essays approach globalization from a variety of perspectives, addressing such topics as relations between global and local communities; immigration, particularly of Latinos and Asians; local industry in a time of globalization; power and confrontation between rural and urban worlds; race, ethnicity, and organizing for social justice; and the assimilation of foreign-born professionals.

From portraits of the political and economic positions of Latinos in Miami and Houston to the effects of mountaintop removal on West Virginia communities, these snapshots of globalization across a broad southern ground help redirect the study of the South in response to how the South itself is being reshaped by globalization in the twenty-first century.

Contributors:
Catherine Brooks, Morristown, New Jersey
David H. Ciscel, University of Memphis
Thaddeus Countway Guldbrandsen, University of New Hampshire
Carla Jones, University of Colorado, Boulder
Sawa Kurotani, University of Redlands (Redlands, Cal.)
Paul A. Levengood, Virginia Historical Society
Carrie R. Matthews, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bryan McNeil, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Marcela Mendoza, University of Memphis
Donald M. Nonini, University of Toronto
James L. Peacock, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Barbara Ellen Smith, University of Memphis
Jennie M. Smith, Berry College (Mount Berry, Ga.)
Sandy Smith-Nonini, University of Toronto
Ellen Griffith Spears, Emory University
Gregory Stephens, University of West Indies-Mona
Steve Striffler, University of Arkansas
Ajantha Subramanian, Harvard University
Meenu Tewari, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lucila Vargas, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Harry L. Watson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Rachel A. Willis, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

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Índice

Globalization with a Southern Face
1
Part One Immigration
7
Part Two GlobalLocal Conjunctions
81
Industry and Workers
111
Transnational Professionals
173
Activist Approaches to the Transnational South
203
Part Six Tripartite Epilogue
245
Contributors
289
Index
293
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Sobre el autor (2006)

James L. Peacock is Kenan Professor of Anthropology and professor of comparative literature with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His most recent book is The Anthropological Lens: Harsh Light, Soft Focus.

Harry L. Watson is professor of history and director of the Center for the Study of the American South with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill He is author of four books, including Andrew Jackson vs. Henry Clay: Democracy and Development in Antebellum America.

Carrie R. Matthews is a Ph.D. candidate in comparative literature with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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