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Bohemian South: Creating Countercultures, from Poe to Punk

Shawn Chandler Bingham and Lindsey A. Freeman


From the southern influence on nineteenth-century New York to the musical legacy of late-twentieth-century Athens, Georgia, to the cutting-edge cuisines of twenty-first-century Asheville, North Carolina, the bohemian South has long contested traditional views of the region. Yet, even as the fruits of this creative South have famously been celebrated, exported, and expropriated, the region long was labeled a cultural backwater. This timely and illuminating collection uses bohemia as a novel lens for reconsidering more traditional views of the South. Exploring wide-ranging locales, such as Athen ... More

Keywords: Athens, Georgia, Austin (Texas), Black Mountain College, Bohemia, Bohemian South, Countercultures, Memphis, New Orleans, New South, Region, Research Triangle, South

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9781469631677
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631677.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Shawn Chandler Bingham, editor
University of South Florida

Lindsey A. Freeman, editor
Simon Fraser University

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