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Using Memphis as a case study, Rushing explores the significance of place in a globalizing age. Challenging the view that globalization renders place generic or insignificant, Rushing argues that cultural and economic distinctiveness persists in part because of global processes, not in spite of them. Rushing weaves her analysis into stories about the history and global impact of blues music, the social and racial complexities of Cotton Carnival, and the global rise of FedEx, headquartered in Memphis. She portrays Memphis as a site of cultural creativity and global industry--a city whose traditions, complex past, and specific character have had an influence on culture worldwide.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title PAge, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-8
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  1. 1. Globalization & the South: Memphis and the Paradoxes of Place
  2. pp. 9-33
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  1. 2. Neither Old South nor New South: Memphis and the Paradoxes of Identity
  2. pp. 34-63
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  1. 3. Urban Space & Place: Memphis and the Paradoxes of Power
  2. pp. 64-83
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  1. 4. Cotton Fields, Cargo Planes, & Biotechnology: Memphis and the Paradoxes of Development
  2. pp. 84-119
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  1. 5. Globalization & Popular Culture: Memphis and the Paradoxes of Innovation
  2. pp. 120-152
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  1. 6. Gender, Race, Ritual, & Social Power: Memphis and the Paradoxes of Tradition
  2. pp. 153-186
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  1. 7 Place Matters: Continuity and Discontinuity
  2. pp. 187-198
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 199-218
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 219-240
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 241-259
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469605548
Print ISBN
9780807832998
MARC Record
OCLC
793520610
Pages
272
Launched on MUSE
2013-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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