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Appalachia in Regional ContextPlace Matters

Appalachia in Regional Context: Place Matters

Dwight B. Billings and Ann E. Kingsolver (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175324
eISBN:
9780813175676
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175324.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In an increasingly globalized world, place matters more than ever. That is certainly the case in Appalachian studies—a field that brings scholars, activists, artists, and citizens together around a ... More

Building Ho's ArmyChinese Military Assistance to North Vietnam

Building Ho's Army: Chinese Military Assistance to North Vietnam

Xiaobing Li

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780813177946
eISBN:
9780813177953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177946.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

As a Communist state bordering Vietnam, China actively supported Ho Chi Minh’s wars against France in 1950–1954 and then America in 1965–1970. This book uses new Communist sources to offer an ... More

Dying to EatCross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife

Candi K. Cann (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813174693
eISBN:
9780813174853
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813174693.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In Dying to Eat: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Food, Death, and the Afterlife, Candi K. Cann examines the role of food in dying, death, bereavement, and the afterlife. The coeditors seek to ... More

The Invisible Hand in Popular CultureLiberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Paul A. Cantor

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Popular culture often champions freedom as the fundamentally American way of life and celebrates the virtues of independence and self-reliance. But film and television have also explored the tension ... More

John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights

John Hervey Wheeler, Black Banking, and the Economic Struggle for Civil Rights

Brandon K. Winford

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813178257
eISBN:
9780813178264
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178257.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This work combines black business and civil rights history to explain how economic concerns shaped the goals and objectives of the black freedom struggle. Brandon K. Winford examines the “black ... More

Paul Rusch in Postwar JapanEvangelism, Rural Development, and the Battle against Communism

Paul Rusch in Postwar Japan: Evangelism, Rural Development, and the Battle against Communism

Andrew T. McDonald and Verlaine Stoner McDonald

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813176079
eISBN:
9780813176109
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813176079.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book describes the remarkable life of Paul Rusch, a Kentuckian who went to Japan after the Great Kanto Earthquake. Rusch embarked on an unlikely journey from a YMCA worker to college instructor, ... More

Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American DreamCon Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies

Pop Culture and the Dark Side of the American Dream: Con Men, Gangsters, Drug Lords, and Zombies

Paul A. Cantor

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177304
eISBN:
9780813177311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177304.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

What is the American dream, and why has it proven so elusive for many people? By examining popular culture’s portrayal of the dark side of the American dream, this book seeks to answer these ... More

Virtual AfterlivesGrieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Virtual Afterlives: Grieving the Dead in the Twenty-First Century

Candi K. Cann

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780813145419
eISBN:
9780813145495
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813145419.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

From the dead body to the virtual body and from material memorials to virtual memorials, one thing is clear: the bodiless nature of memorialization of the dead across cultures. In postindustrial, ... More

Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon?Setting the Table for Tastings, Food Pairings, Dinners, and Cocktail Parties

Which Fork Do I Use with My Bourbon?: Setting the Table for Tastings, Food Pairings, Dinners, and Cocktail Parties

Peggy Noe Stevens and Susan Reigler

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781949669091
eISBN:
9781949669121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9781949669091.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book is the ultimate guide to entertaining with bourbon and Kentucky style. Every aspect of party planning from invitations and decorating to setting up a bar and buffet is described in detail. ... More

Writing AppalachiaAn Anthology

Writing Appalachia: An Anthology

Katherine Ledford and Theresa Lloyd (eds)

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813178790
eISBN:
9780813178806
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813178790.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

From the earliest oral traditions to print accounts of frontier exploration, from local color to modernism and postmodernism, from an exuberant flowering in the 1970s to its high popular and critical ... More

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