Southern Cultures

Edited by Marcie Cohen Ferris, UNC Chapel Hill Tom Rankin, UNC Chapel Hill, and Regina N. Bradley, Kennesaw State University


Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 28, 2022

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, Tom Rankin, and Regina N. Bradley

Executive Editor

Ayşe Erginer

Deputy Editor & Art Director

Emily Wallace

Managing Editor

Emma Calabrese

Associate Editors

Katharine Henry
Irene Newman

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 2022: Crafted

Front Porch

To Repair a Broken World
by Marcie Cohen Ferris

How the Sausage Is Made
Notes on Craft and Context
by Danille Elise Christensen

Quilts, Social Engineering, and Black Power in the Tennessee Valley
by Janneken Smucker

Photo Essay

Art & Alchemy
North Carolina Repair Professionals
by Katy Clune and Julia Gartrell

Natural-Born Subversive
Dede Styles on Living and Dyeing in Swannanoa, North Carolina
by Laurin C. Guthrie

Southern Voices

Listen, Consider, Evolve
Allan Jones in conversation with
Elijah Heyward III

Preserving Black Crafts and Legacies
by Simiyha Garrison

Beyond Grits and Gravy

Craft or Curse?
How Barbecue Became Cool
by Adrian Miller

Not Forgotten

Reading Foxfire
by Jessica Wilkerson

Mason-Dixon Lines

poetry by Nina Oteria


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