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ERIC Number: ED313197
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Arnow, Pat, Ed.
Now and Then, v5 n2 Sum 1988
This journal issue focuses on insiders and outsiders in Appalachia, the mixing of cultures, and the diversity of the region. The lead article mixes memoir with analysis of the importance of home and homeplace to people from the Appalachians, many of whom are forced to leave permanently in search of work. A second article considers the strange contrast between outsiders' fascination with things Appalachian and some natives' desire to get rid of their country accent and country ways, pointing out the difficulty for some insiders to feel comfortable inside. Contradicting the stereotype of the Appalachian hillbilly, there are profiles of Appalachian residents of Italian, Jewish, Chinese, and Filipino descent who maintained their native traditions. Other articles include selections from a new novel by Gurney Norman and from the journals of novelist Harriet Simpson Arnow, and memories of a city boy who felt superior to his country cousins. There are also reviews of two novels about Appalachia for children, a collection of essays about urban Appalachians, Appalachian poetry, Baptist worship practices, and reviews of films about migration into and out of Appalachia and a rural North Carolina autobiography. (DHP)
Descriptors: Cultural Images, Cultural Pluralism, Cultural Traits, Essays, Geographic Regions, Personal Narratives, Poetry, Regional Characteristics, Short Stories, Stereotypes
Now and Then, CASS, Box 19180A, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN 37614-0002 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: East Tennessee State Univ., Johnson City. Center for Appalachian Studies and Services.