9780807845035-0807845035-Hillbillyland: What the Movies Did to the Mountains and What the Mountains Did to the Movies

Hillbillyland: What the Movies Did to the Mountains and What the Mountains Did to the Movies

ISBN-13: 9780807845035
ISBN-10: 0807845035
Author: Williamson, J. W.
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 340 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780807845035
ISBN-10: 0807845035
Author: Williamson, J. W.
Publication date: 1995
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Format: Paperback 340 pages

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Acknowledged authors Williamson, J. W. wrote Hillbillyland: What the Movies Did to the Mountains and What the Mountains Did to the Movies comprising 340 pages back in 1995. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0807845035 and 9780807845035. Since then Hillbillyland: What the Movies Did to the Mountains and What the Mountains Did to the Movies textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The stereotypical hillbilly figure in popular culture provokes a range of responses, from bemused affection for Ma and Pa Kettle to outright fear of the mountain men in Deliverance. In Hillbillyland, J. W. Williamson investigates why hillbilly images are so pervasive in our culture and what purposes they serve. He has mined more than 800 movies, from early nickelodeon one-reelers to contemporary films such as Thelma and Louise and Raising Arizona, for representations of hillbillies in their recurring roles as symbolic 'cultural others.' Williamson's hillbillies live not only in the hills of the South but anywhere on the rough edge of society. And they are not just men; women can be hillbillies, too. According to Williamson, mainstream America responds to hillbillies because they embody our fears and hopes and a romantic vision of the past. They are clowns, children, free spirits, or wild people through whom we live vicariously while being reassured about our own standing in society.

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