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Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

P. Nicole King

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In 1949, Alan Schafer opened South of the Border, a beer stand located on bucolic farmland in Dillon County, South Carolina, near the border separating North and South Carolina. Even at its ... More


Exceptionality as Leisure: Tourism and Urban Planning in the New South and Democratic Spain

Brittany Powell Kennedy

in Between Distant Modernities: Performing Exceptionality in Francoist Spain and the Jim Crow South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628461978
eISBN:
9781626744943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628461978.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

By examining tourist culture, this chapter shows how the commodification of the “old world” Spain and South is performed via its construction of seemingly “new” urban spaces, in particular, the ... More


“Camp Weeth Pedro”: Politics and Aesthetics Reshape the Borders of Taste at SOB

P. Nicole King

in Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter analyzes South of the Border’s tacky aesthetic. South of the Border was originally tacky because it pushed booze and catered to all races in a segregated society. Today, it is tacky ... More


Conclusion: Preserving the Past, Developing the Future

P. Nicole King

in Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.003.0007
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the ways in which South of the Border and Atlantic Beach may be preserved for future generations while remaining relevant sites of commerce and living history. The cultural ... More


Living and Imagining in Paradise: The Culture of a Tourist Economy

Angelique V. Nixon

in Resisting Paradise: Tourism, Diaspora, and Sexuality in Caribbean Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781628462180
eISBN:
9781626746039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462180.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

After establishing the neocolonial relations of tourism and the various forms of resistance alternative models as represented in Caribbean literature, chapter four offers a case study of a tourist ... More


Visual and Literary Images of the Berimbau

Eric A. Galm

in The Berimbau: Soul of Brazilian Music

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734058
eISBN:
9781604734065
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734058.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter surveys visual and literary images of the berimbau. These include the use of the berimbau as a Brazilian tourist symbol on store signs, company logos, and T-shirts; a large sculpture of ... More


Introduction: Touriscapes in a Newer South

P. Nicole King

in Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.003.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

This introductory chapter first sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the deep connections between two vastly different tourist sites in South Carolina—the South of the Border complex and ... More


“Smiling Faces, Beautiful Places”: The Rise of Modern Tourism in South Carolina

P. Nicole King

in Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter traces development of South Carolina’s tourism industry. The first indications that South Carolina may become a tourist state emerged in 1945, when the newly formed State Research, ... More


Behind the Neon Sombrero: Alan Schafer’s South of the Border, 1949–2001

P. Nicole King

in Sombreros and Motorcycles in a Newer South: The Politics of Aesthetics in South Carolina's Tourism Industry

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032516
eISBN:
9781617032523
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032516.003.0003
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter presents the story of Alan Schafer, South of the Border’s controversial owner. The tale of South of the Border is mainly Schafer’s story, because he obtained the power to construct the ... More


. Tradition and Tourism in Festival Life: Shaping and Marketing Oaxaca’s Guelaguetza

Chris Goertzen

in Made in Mexico: Tradition, Tourism, and Political Ferment in Oaxaca

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604737967
eISBN:
9781604737974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604737967.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the Guelaguetza festival, the highlight in Oaxaca’s tourist calendar and thus the annual focus for the local economy. It covers the organization of the performances of several ... More


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