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Southern Spaces
A journal about real and imagined spaces and places of the US South and their global connections

The US South in Global Contexts

Duke University
Vanderbilt University
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Southern California
Virginia Tech
Syracuse University
George Mason University
Published April 16, 2004


Amid current attempts at resituating Southern Studies in new geographical, theoretical and pedagogical contexts, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi hosted a symposium that brought together a diverse group of scholars to discuss "The US South in Global Contexts." This interdisciplinary conference engaged, not only the changing outlines of geography and the trends of demography, but current discussions of identity, transnationalism, and regionality.

Southern Spaces presents short excerpts from the keynote addresses of the conference, as well as samplings of the roundtable talks given by several of the scholars in attendance. Symposium participants plan to publish the proceedings of this event. For further information, contact the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at

Part 2: Dr. Marshall Eakin "Origins of the Old South"

Part 3: Dr. Natalie Ring "Encountering the Problem South in the Late Nineteenth Century"

Part 4: Dr. Tara McPherson "Wal-Mart Goes Global"

Part 5: Dr. Barbara Ellen Smith "Rethinking Southern Communities"

Part 6: Jamie Winders "Latino Migration and Nashville, Tennessee"

Part 7: Eric Gray Anderson "Framing Indian Removal"