Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

The American South in a Global World

Edited by James L. Peacock (NHC Fellow, 2003–04), Harry L. Watson, and Carrie R. Matthews

Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2005

From the publisher’s description:

Looking beyond broad theories of globalization, this volume examines the specific effects of globalizing forces on the southern United States. Eighteen essays approach globalization from a variety of perspectives, addressing such topics as relations between global and local communities; immigration, particularly of Latinos and Asians; local industry in a time of globalization; power and confrontation between rural and urban worlds; race, ethnicity, and organizing for social justice; and the assimilation of foreign-born professionals.

From portraits of the political and economic positions of Latinos in Miami and Houston to the effects of mountaintop removal on West Virginia communities, these snapshots of globalization across a broad southern ground help redirect the study of the South in response to how the South itself is being reshaped by globalization in the twenty-first century.

Subjects
Sociology / Anthropology / History / American South / Globalization / Local History / Immigration /

Peacock, James L. (NHC Fellow, 2003–04), ed. The American South in a Global World. Edited by James L. Peacock, Harry L. Watson, and Carrie R. Matthews. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2005.