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Truth, gender, and the Southern way: Femininity, masculinity, and Southern identity in the U.S.
Pennsylvania State University.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5123-1357
2004 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

As part of a larger research project investigating the relationship between American national identity and Southern identity, I conducted interviews with black Southerners in Lynchburg, Virginia, and members of a Southern nationalist organization called the League of the South. This paper explores the gendered aspect of the approach of each group to the question of Southern identity. The majority of the people associated with the Legacy Museum of African American History in Lynchburg are women, and I will discuss the extent to which this is a reflection of the lessons black women have historically learned regarding the importance of contributing to their communities and making a difference. For the League of the South members, the fight to preserve their vision of Southern identity involves specific roles for men and women – women must pass on “Southern values” through their domestic activities, while men must fight for the cause in the public arena. Some women activists within the organization are therefore conflicted about their roles, as they yearn to join the fight but are fighting for a cause that would confine them to the home. I will discuss these and other gendered contradictions within the Southern nationalist ideology.

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2004.
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Human Geography
Research subject
Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-287553OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-287553DiVA: diva2:922911
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4th Annual Pennsylvania State University Women’s Studies Graduate Conference
Available from: 2016-04-25 Created: 2016-04-25 Last updated: 2016-04-25

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