Southern Cultures

Edited by Harry L. Watson, UNC Chapel Hill, and Marcie Cohen Ferris, UNC Chapel Hill

Southern Cultures, vol. 24 issue 3

Frequency: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter

Latest Issue: Volume 24, 2018

Size: 7” x 10”, average length 125 pages

Bibliographic Information: ISSN: 1068-8218


UNC Press joins with the UNC Center for the Study of the American South in publishing Southern Cultures. Founded by John Shelton Reed, this award-winning journal explores the history, politics, folklore, literature, and art of the South. Each issue includes articles and essays; reviews of books, museum exhibitions, films, and sound recordings; and regular features, such as “South Polls,” which present public opinion polls on topics of regional interest. For more information, visit the Southern Cultures website.

Malinda Maynor Lowery is an associate professor in the Department of History and is director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Marcie Cohen Ferris is associate professor in the Department of American Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Harry L. Watson and Marcie Cohen Ferris

Executive Editor

Ayse Erginer

Deputy Editor

Emily Wallace

Associate Editor

Emma Calabrese

Poetry Editor

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Music Editor

Aaron Smithers

Scholarly Outreach

Kathy Roberts

Multimedia Editor

Ashley Melzer



Editorial Assistants

Marina Greenfeld

Mitra Norowzi

Madison Schaper

Editorial Fellow

Katharine Henry

Founding Editor

John Shelton Reed

Table of Contents

Fall 2018: Music & Protest

Front Porch
by Marcie Cohen Ferris

Protest and the Southern Imaginary
What I Learned from Gay Country, Communist Disco, and a Choctaw Poet’s Sermon on Immigration
by Brendan Greaves

Southern Voices

Jackie Shane
It’s Just, “Yes Ma’am, No Ma’am”
by Douglas Mcgowan

Nostalgic for Utopia
Anne Romaine’s Folk Music Protest in the New Left South
by Joseph M. Thompson

“Sing It So Loudly”
The Long History of “Birmingham Sunday”
by Julia Cox

Not Forgotten

Soliloquy of Chaos
Ornette Coleman in Copenhagen, 1965
by William Pym

Down in the Hole
Outlaw Country and Outlaw Culture
by Max Fraser

Southern Voices

“What Music Does”
Si Kahn, In His Own Words

Photo Essay

Sound Politics
The Air Horn Orchestra Blasts HB2
by Tina Haver Currin

Beyond Latin Night
Latinx Musicians and the Politics of Music in Charlotte
by Samuel K. Byrd

Upbeat Down South

Soul Clap
Rhythm and Resilience in Afro-Carolina Landscapes
by Michelle Lanier

Mason-Dixon Lines

The Rime of Nina Simone
poetry by Tiana Clark

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