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Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878

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dc.contributor.author Satterwhite, Emily
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-22T20:18:42Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-22T20:18:42Z
dc.date.issued 2012-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10919/19052
dc.description Video: 41:54 en_US
dc.description.abstract Emily Satterwhite discusses her book, "Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878." Much criticism has been directed at negative stereotypes of Appalachia perpetuated by movies, television shows, and news media. Books, on the other hand, often draw enthusiastic praise for their celebration of the simplicity and authenticity of the Appalachian region. Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878 employs the innovative strategy of examining fan mail, reviews, and readers' geographic affiliations to understand how readers have imagined the region and what purposes these imagined geographies have served for them. As Emily Satterwhite traces the changing visions of Appalachia across the decades, from the Gilded Age (1865–1895) to the present, she finds that every generation has produced an audience hungry for a romantic version of Appalachia. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Virginia Tech Libraries en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Visible Scholarship Initiative;
dc.subject Appalachia en_US
dc.subject stereotypes en_US
dc.subject regionalism en_US
dc.title Dear Appalachia: Readers, Identity, and Popular Fiction since 1878 en_US
dc.type Video en_US


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