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From Appalachian Folk to Southern Foodways: Why Americans Look to the South for Authentic Culture

W. Fitzhugh Brundage

in Creating and Consuming the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060699
eISBN:
9780813050928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060699.003.0001
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter describes how the interest in and romance of “authenticity” fed an evolving fascination with the southern culture during the twentieth century. At the beginning of the century Americans ... More


God and the MoonPie: Consumption, Disenchantment, and the Reliably Lost Cause

Scott Romine

in Creating and Consuming the American South

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780813060699
eISBN:
9780813050928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813060699.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This essay traces a somewhat improbable line of descent from God to the MoonPie as guarantors of something called “southern culture.” The essay opens by observing how a literal act of consumption, ... More


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