This quantity of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture displays the dramatic raise in learn related to gender over the last thirty years, revealing that even the main well-known matters tackle new value whilst considered throughout the lens of gender. the big variety of entries explores how humans have skilled, understood, and used recommendations of womanhood and manhood in all types of visible and sophisticated ways.

The quantity positive factors 113 articles, sixty five of that are totally new for this version. Thematic articles handle matters akin to sexuality, respectability, and paternalism and examine the position of gender in broader topics, together with the civil rights circulate, state song, and activities. Topical entries spotlight contributors resembling Oprah Winfrey, the Grimke sisters, and Dale Earnhardt, in addition to old occasions equivalent to the seize of Jefferson Davis in a woman's gown, the superb Court's determination in Loving v. Virginia, and the Memphis sanitation staff' strike, with its slogan, "I AM A MAN." Bringing jointly scholarship on gender and the physique, sexuality, hard work, race, and politics, this quantity bargains new how you can view substantial questions in southern historical past and culture.

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