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dc.contributor.advisorHartigan, John, 1964-en
dc.creatorBaker, Hannah Rose Pilkingtonen
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-04T20:31:08Zen
dc.date.accessioned2011-01-04T20:31:12Zen
dc.date.available2011-01-04T20:31:08Zen
dc.date.available2011-01-04T20:31:12Zen
dc.date.issued2010-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2010-08-1844en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis report examines the construction of whiteness in Appalachia through a close study of two New Year’s Eve celebrations in a small community in Brasstown, North Carolina. By examining these two celebrations, I draw out questions of race and racialization that have been largely overlooked in the study of Appalachia and illustrate the connections between the construction of a whitewashed Appalachian identity and the construction of an equally pale national identity. This report challenges the idea that Appalachia as a region is “racially innocent” and therefore does not play a role in discussions of race in America. On the contrary, I show that Appalachia’s position as a site of production of a national culture and identity means that in the context of Appalachia, race and racialization demand scrutiny as a means for understanding what “whiteness” is.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectAppalachiaen
dc.subjectWhitenessen
dc.subjectRaceen
dc.subjectRacializationen
dc.subjectRacial identityen
dc.subjectNational identityen
dc.subjectNorth Carolinaen
dc.subjectUnited Statesen
dc.subjectWhite raceen
dc.subjectWhitesen
dc.titleRednecks, revivalists and roadkill : the construction of whiteness in an Appalachian townen
dc.date.updated2011-01-04T20:31:13Zen
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStewart, Kathleen C.en
dc.description.departmentAnthropologyen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.disciplineAnthropologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen


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