This ain't Chicago : race, class, and regional identity in the post-soul South / Zandria F. Robinson
- Robinson, Zandria F.
- Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 
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- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource
- Machine generated contents note: 1.Finding the Black South -- 2.Post-Soul Blues -- 3.Not Stud'n' 'em White Folks -- 4.Belles, Guls, and Country Boys -- 5.Southern Is the New Black.
- "When Zandria Robinson returned home to interview African Americans in Memphis, she was often greeted with some version of the caution "I hope you know this ain't Chicago." In this important new work, Robinson critiques ideas of black identity constructed through a northern lens and situates African Americans as central shapers of contemporary southern culture. Analytically separating black southerners from their migrating cousins, fictive kin, and white counterparts, Robinson demonstrates how place intersects with race, class, gender, and regional identities and differences. Robinson grounds her work in Memphis--the first big city heading north out of the Mississippi Delta. Although Memphis sheds light on much about the South, Robinson does not suggest that the region is monolithic. Instead, she attends to multiple Souths, noting the distinctions between southern places. Memphis, neither Old South nor New South, sits at the intersections of rural and urban, soul and post-soul, and civil rights and post-civil rights, representing an ongoing conversation with the varied incarnations of the South, past and present. "--
- African Americans—Tennessee—Memphis
- African Americans—Race identity—Tennessee—Memphis
- African Americans—Social conditions—1975-
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / African American Studies
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
- SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies
- Memphis (Tenn.)—Race relations—History—20th century
- Memphis (Tenn.)—Social conditions
- 9781469614243 (electronic bk.)
1469614243 (electronic bk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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