Audio-visual materials

Media Review Digest

Author: C. Edward Wall

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Category: Audio-visual materials

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History

Back Talk from Appalachia

Author: Dwight B. Billings

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

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Category: History

Page: 368

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Appalachia has long been stereotyped as a region of feuds, moonshine stills, mine wars, environmental destruction, joblessness, and hopelessness. Robert Schenkkan's 1992 Pulitzer-Prize winning play The Kentucky Cycle once again adopted these stereotypes, recasting the American myth as a story of repeated failure and poverty--the failure of the American spirit and the poverty of the American soul. Dismayed by national critics' lack of attention to the negative depictions of mountain people in the play, a group of Appalachian scholars rallied against the stereotypical representations of the region's people. In Back Talk from Appalachia, these writers talk back to the American mainstream, confronting head-on those who view their home region one-dimensionally. The essays, written by historians, literary scholars, sociologists, creative writers, and activists, provide a variety of responses. Some examine the sources of Appalachian mythology in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature. Others reveal personal experiences and examples of grassroots activism that confound and contradict accepted images of ""hillbillies."" The volume ends with a series of critiques aimed directly at The Kentucky Cycle and similar contemporary works that highlight the sociological, political, and cultural assumptions about Appalachia fueling today's false stereotypes.
Comics & Graphic Novels

Orchid #12

Author: Tom Morello

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics (Single Issues)

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Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 30

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The fight for freedom ends here! Will the downtrodden Bridge People find the strength to succeed in their uprising against the oppressive elite? Will Orchid rally her vicious Valks to victory over the fascist dictator Tomo Wolfe? Answers to these questions and more in the stunning conclusion to Tom Morello's fantastical science-fiction class-war epic! * Free musical score with every issue! * Tom Morello writes the final installment!
Biography & Autobiography

Something about the Author

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 307

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Provides biographical information on the men and women who write and illustrate children's books.