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2011 Studies in American Culture - 34.1

Oct 2011 Cover 

Symposium: Excavating Place

Jim Warren 
Digging into Place 

John Lane 
Excavation as an Environmental Idea 

John Leland 
The Place You Find Yourself 

Janisse Ray 
An Excavation of Place 


Karl Shaddox 
Is Nothing Sacred?: Testing for Human in Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?  

Sirpa Salenius 
Defining America through the “International Theme”:  
Nathaniel Parker Willis’s Paul Fane (1857) 

Alex Pitofsky
Masculine Competition and Boarding-School Culture in The Catcher in the Rye 

Erich Nunn 
“He Ain’t Wrong, He’s Just Different”:  Willie Nelson’s Queer Outlaws 

Thomas Ruys Smith 
“Bring Our Country Back”: Country Music, Conservatives, and the Counter-Culture in 1968

Suzanne Parenti Sink 
Fueling the Southern Underground Movement:  Inquisition v. The City of Charlotte 


Henry Wise 
Twelve Drops 

Ted Olson 
Three Poems   

Review Essay

David Fillingim 
Reading Old-Time and Americana Music 


Todd Kennedy 
Films by Gordon Ball, by Gordon Ball 

Rob McDonald 
Gravely Concerned: Southern Writers’ Graves, by John Soward Bayne, and A Skeptic’s Guide to Writers’ Houses, by Anne Trubek 

Dennis Hall 
Winchell and Runyon: The True Untold Story, by Trustin Howard 

Mary Beth Pennington 
Democracy and Rhetoric: John Dewey on the Arts of Becoming
, by Nathan Crick 

Kary Doyle Smout 
Preaching the Inward Light: Early Quaker Rhetoric, by Michael P. Graves 

Ryan R. Holston 
Bye Bye Miss American Empire: Neighborhood Patriots, Backcountry Rebels, and Their Underdog Crusades to Redraw America’s Political Map, by Bill Kauffman 

Louis Blair 
Toward Wiser Public Judgment
, Edited by Daniel Yankelovich and Will Friedman 

Rodger A. Bates 
The Accidental Guerilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One
, by David Kilcullen 

Margaret Earley Whitt 
Toilet: Public Restrooms and the Politics of Sharing
, Edited by Harvey Molotch and Laura Noren 

Thomas E. Douglass 
Decoration Day in the Mountains: Traditions of Cemetery Decoration in 
 the Southern Appalachians, by Alan Jabbour and Karen Jabbour 

Tom Jacobs 
Cultivating an Ecological Conscience: Essays from a Farmer Philosopher by Frederick L. Kirschenmann 

Jennifer Gunter 
Hedy Lamarr: The Most Beautiful Woman in Film, by Ruth Barton 

David L. Vanderwerken 
Authors Out Here: Fitzgerald, West, Parker, and Schulberg in Hollywood by Tom Cerasulo 

Jo Koster
Real NASCAR: White Lightning, Red Clay, and Big Bill France
, by Daniel S. Pierce 

Margaret E. Wright-Cleveland 
War No More: The Antiwar Impulse in American Literature, 1861-1914, by Cynthia Wachtell 

Betina Entzminger
In the Shadow of the Black Beast: African American Masculinity in the 
 Harlem and Southern Renaissances, by Andrew B. Leiter 

Andrew B. Leiter 
Extravagant Abjection: Blackness, Power, and Sexuality in the African American Literary Imagination, by Darieck Scott 

Sylvia Cook
Bodies of Reform: The Rhetoric of Character in Gilded Age America
, by James B. Salazar 

Bob Coleman
Faces of America: How 12 Extraordinary People Discovered Their Pasts
by Henry Louis Gates 

John Leland 
Camille, 1969: Histories of a Hurricane, by Mark A. Smith 

Elizabeth Cummins
My Old Kentucky Home: A Respectable Place for Civil War Veterans
, by Rusty Williams 

Bob Coleman 
Lincoln on Trial: Southern Civilians and the Law of Order, by Burrus M. Carnahan 

Ted Olson 
Days of Darkness: The Feuds of Eastern Kentucky, by John Ed Pearce   


Notes on Contributors

Cover – Nic Persinger, “Sabraton Esso Station, West Virginia” (2011)