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Capturing the South: Imagining America's Most Documented Region

Scott L. Matthews
Format
Book
Published
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press : The Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, [2018]
Language
English
Series
Documentary Arts and Culture
ISBN
9781469646442, 1469646447, 9781469646459, 1469646455, 9781469646466
Summary
"In his expansive history of documentary work in the South during the twentieth-century, Scott L. Matthews examines the motivations and methodologies of several pivotal documentarians, including sociologist Howard Odum, photographers Jack Delano and Danny Lyon, and music ethnographer John Cohen. Their work salvaged and celebrated folk cultures threatened by modernization or strived to reveal and reform problems linked to [the] region's racial caste system and exploitative agricultural economy"--
Contents
  • Introduction: the most documented region
  • Race, region, and resistance: Howard Odum's community and folk background studies, 1905-1928
  • What a place this South is: Jack Delano's Farm Security Administration photographs of Greene County, Georgia, during the New Deal
  • Field trip : Kentucky: John Cohen, Roscoe Holcomb, and documentary expression during the folk revival
  • Documenting SNCC and the rural South: Danny Lyon and the cultural politics of civil rights movement photography
  • Protesting the privilege of perception: resistance to documentary work in Hale County, Alabama, 1900-2010
  • Seems a land out of time: documentary's enduring legacy in the twenty-first-century South.
Description
xiv, 312 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-294) and index.
Technical Details
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