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Southern Cultures

Edited by Marcie Cohen Ferris, UNC Chapel Hill, and Tom Rankin, UNC Chapel Hill


Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 27, 2021

Size: 7” x 10”, average length 125 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1068-8218


UNC Press joins with the UNC Center for the Study of the American South in publishing Southern Cultures. Founded by John Shelton Reed, this award-winning journal explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, and art of the South. Each issue includes articles and essays; reviews of books, museum exhibitions, films, and sound recordings; and regular features, such as “South Polls,” which present public opinion polls on topics of regional interest. For more information, visit the Southern Cultures website.

Malinda Maynor Lowery is an associate professor in the Department of History and is director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marcie Cohen Ferris is associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Marcie Cohen Ferris and Tom Rankin

Executive Editor

Ayse Erginer

Deputy Editor & Art Director

Emily Wallace

Managing Editor

Emma Calabrese

Associate Editor

Katharine Henry

Editorial Fellow

Justine Orlovsky-Schnitzler

Media & Production

Ashley Melzer

Poetry Editors

Gabrielle Calvocoressi
Destiny Hemphill

Music Editor

Aaron Smithers

Founding Editors

John Shelton Reed and Harry Watson

Table of Contents

Spring 2021: Human/Nature

Guest Editor: Andy Horowitz

Front Porch
by Marcie Cohen Ferris


A Humane Vision
by Andy Horowitz

Snapshot: View from Quiet House, 2016
by Lisa McCarty

Hunting Memories of the Grass Things: An Indigenous Reflection on Bison in Louisiana
by Jeffery U. Darensbourg

Snapshot: Yellow Finch, 2019
by Laura Saunders

In Search of Maudell Sleet’s Garden
by Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore

Snapshot: The Tea Room, Vizcaya, 2017
by Anastasia Samoylova

Malik Rahim’s Black Radical Environmentalism
by Joshua B. Guild

Snapshot: Haiku, 2019
by RaMell Ross

A Totally Different Form of Living: On the Legacies
of Displacement and Marronage as Black Ecologies
by Justin Hosbey and J. T. Roane

Snapshot: Two Sides to Every Story, 2014
by Aaron Turner

Photo Essay

Louisiana Trail Riders
by Jeremiah Ariaz

Snapshot: Water Treatment, 2020
by Monique Michelle Verdin

The Knife’s Edge of Ruin: Race, Environmentalism, and Injustice on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 1969–1970
by Madison W. Cates

Snapshot: Jean Hooper, 2018
by Justin Cook

Mulberry Season Again: And Other Minor Comforts Between Major Upheavals
by Lisa Sorg

Snapshot: Fish Display, 2014
by Richard Knox Robinson

Photo Essay

Quicker than Coal Ash
photographs by Will Warasila

Snapshot: The Land, 2018
by Timothy Ivy

Not Forgotten

Me and Papa and Aldo Leopold
by Anna Zeide

Mason–Dixon Lines

No Ark
poetry by Nickole Brown


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