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New Approaches to Appalachian Studies

The Ohio University Press New Approaches to Appalachian Studies series grew out of the Series in Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in Appalachia. While negative and positive stereotypes about the region abound, a new interest in contemporary Appalachia provides a welcome urgency for well-evidenced and insightful books about all aspects of Appalachian life, history, and culture.

The New Approaches to Appalachian Studies series seeks to engage Appalachia in its full complexity of race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality, as well as the many confluences of cultures, peoples, politics, and places over time. The series aims to publish books in a range of academic disciplines as well as engaged fiction and trade nonfiction.


Theresa L. Burriss
Associate Professor and Director of Appalachian Studies at Radford University
Erica Abrams Locklear
Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Cover of 'The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell'

The Food We Eat, the Stories We Tell
Contemporary Appalachian Tables
Edited by Elizabeth S. D. Engelhardt and Lora E. Smith
· Afterword by Ronni Lundy

Blue ridge tacos, kimchi with soup beans and cornbread, family stories hiding in cookbook marginalia, African American mountain gardens—this wide-ranging anthology considers all these and more. Diverse contributors show us that contemporary Appalachian tables offer new ways into understanding past, present, and future American food practices.

Food Studies · Social Science | Regional Studies · Appalachia · American Studies

Cover of 'Gone Dollywood'

Gone Dollywood
Dolly Parton’s Mountain Dream
By Graham Hoppe

Country music superstar Dolly Parton’s Dollywood is a 150-acre fantasyland that hosts three million people a year. What does it tell us about the modern South, and in turn what does that tell us about America as a whole? Hoppe blends tourism, public history, and personal reflection into an unforgettable interrogation of Southern American identity.

Popular Culture · Social Science | Regional Studies · Appalachia · American Studies · Music, History and Criticism