Southern Cultures

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

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Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 27, 2021

Size: 7” x 10”, average length 160 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: Print 1068-8218; Digital 1543-1488


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

Summer 2021: Built/Unbuilt

Guest Editor: Burak Erdim

Front Porch
by Tom Rankin


A Symbolic Project: Dorton Arena’s Incomplete Legacies
by Burak Erdim

Reptilian State: Florida at the American Museum of Natural History One Hundred Years Ago
by Henry Knight Lozano

Monuments for the Interim Twenty-Four Thousand Years
by Annie Simpson

Photo Essay

How to Build a Home
by Cici Cheng

The Kinetic South
by Alex Hofmann

Grant Park, Atlanta: An Old South Landscape for a New South City
by Steve Gallo

Photo Essay

Something That Must Be Faced: Carrie Mae Weems and the Architecture of Colonization in the Louisiana Project
by Claire Raymond and Jacqueline Taylor
photographs by Carrie Mae Weems

The Great Unbuilding: Land, Labor, and Dispossession in New Orleans and Honduras
by Deniz Daser and Sarah Fouts

Eating Dirt, Searching Archives: Excavations from a Texas Woman
by Endia L. Hayes

Latter-Day Paradises in the Cherokee National Forest
photographs by John Lusk Hathaway
introduced by Mark Long

Not Forgotten

The Lake and the Landfill: In Search of Atlanta’s Lake Charlotte
by Hannah S. Palmer

Mason–Dixon Lines

Make a fence
poetry by Jessica Jacobs


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