Southern Cultures: The Sanctuary Issue

Volume 28, Number 2 - Summer 2022 Issue

Edited by Marcie Cohen Ferris, Tom Rankin, Annette M. Rodríguez

Southern Cultures: The Sanctuary Issue

112 pp., 7 x 10

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-5221-7
    Published: November 2022

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Distributed for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for the Study of the American South

The Sanctuary Issue reveals practices and places of sanctuary understood in its broadest form—as sanctified, sacred, and holy, and also as safety, refuge, haven, and relief. This issue honors survival and joy and imagines horizons toward which to reach. It asks how sanctuary is related to belonging and to unbelonging, and how each is constructed. How have we nurtured sanctuaries—religious, secular, and those that exceed that binary? The issue looks to the long history and future of southern peoples, and people who traverse southern US geographies, who continue to envision and construct sanctuary in permanence and impermanence.

About the Authors

Marcie Cohen Ferris is professor of American studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a former president of the Southern Foodways Alliance.
For more information about Marcie Cohen Ferris, visit the Author Page.

Annette M. Rodríguez is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin. Rodríguez has taught at Brown University, the Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe Community College, the University of New Mexico, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For more information about Annette M. Rodríguez, visit the Author Page.