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

Hijacking Public Housing: A Review of New Deal Ruins

...privatized prisons, and low-income housing (and school) voucher programs serve as other examples.4For instance, see Pauline Lipman, New Political Economy of Urban Education: Neoliberalism, Race, and the Right to the...

Rereading Local Color: Bill Hardwig's Upon Provincialism

...regional writing outside of the context of its original publication and reception.1"Regional writing" is the received critical vocabulary for the literature Hardwig treats. See, for instance, Stephanie Foote's Regional Fictions:...

Three Poems and a Critique of Postracialism

...from the relatively small southern and eastern communities of Tuskegee and Harlem. Such a play between similarity and difference provides the animating tension of the poem. For instance, Great-Uncle Paul's...

Backcountry Legends of a Minister's Death

...Carolina. Gravestone attributed to the Bigham workshop. But on his way to the Cherokee country Richardson had acted at the direction of the presbytery to install the Reverend Alexander Craighead...

Sea Changes in Personhood

...the threshold of citizenship" (16), being considered, for instance, as three-fifths of a person in the 1787 US Constitution (11). She links this disaggregation to the process of creolization, which,...