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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 26, 2020

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

Winter 2021: The Imaginary South

Guest Editor: Zandria F. Robinson

Front Porch
by Tom Rankin


Digging, Flapping, Churning, Soaring
by Zandria F. Robinson

The Most Caribbean of Stories
by Maya Doig-Acuña

Photo Essay

photographs by Houston Cofield

Escape-Bound: Juana Luz Tobar Ortega’s Fugitive Poetics
by Barbara Sostaita

Photo Essay

Taking Our First Steps
photographs by Patricia Crosby

Southern Voices

“To Live and Thrive on New Earths”: The Earthseed Land Collective and Black Freedom
by Danielle M. Purifoy

The Making of Appalachian Mississippi
by Justin Randolph

Photo Essay

Looking for Bigfoot
photographs by Cassandra Klos

The “Good Old Rebel” at the Heart of the Radical Right
by Joseph M. Thompson

Not Forgotten

Two Rivers
by Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Mason–Dixon Lines

Charismatic Megafauna

poetry by Tiana Nobile

About the Contributors

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