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Memphis and the Paradox of Place: Globalization in the American South

Wanda Rushing

Abstract

Celebrated as the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock and roll, Memphis, Tennessee, is where Elvis Presley, B. B. King, Johnny Cash, and other musical legends got their starts. It is also a place of conflict and tragedy—the site of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 1968 assassination—and a city typically marginalized by scholars and underestimated by its own residents. Using this iconic southern city as a case study, this book explores the significance of place in a globalizing age. Challenging the view that globalization renders place generic or insignificant, this book argues that cultural a ... More

Keywords: Memphis, Elvis Presley, B. B. King, Johnny Cash, Martin Luther King Jr, globalization, global processes, blues music, Cotton Carnival, FedEx

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780807832998
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9780807895610_rushing

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wanda Rushing, author