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The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 16: Sports and Recreation

Harvey H. Jackson III and Charles Reagan Wilson


What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their “leisure,” reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This book offers a reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities. The book explores activities from the familiar (porch sitting and fairs) to the essential (football and stock car racing) to the unusual (pool ch ... More

Keywords: leisure, cultural values, sports, recreation, southerners, sports figures, football, stock car racing, fireballing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780807834411
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014 DOI:10.5149/9781469616766_Jackson


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Harvey H. Jackson III, editor

Charles Reagan Wilson, editor

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