What southerners do, the place they move, and what they count on to complete of their spare time, their "leisure," finds a lot approximately their cultural values, classification and racial similarities and transformations, and historic views. This quantity of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture bargains an authoritative and readable connection with the tradition of activities and activity within the American South, surveying some of the actions during which southerners interact of their nonwork hours, in addition to attitudes surrounding these activities.

Seventy-four thematic essays discover actions from the universal (porch sitting and gala's) to the basic (football and inventory vehicle racing) to the bizarre (pool checkers and a game referred to as "fireballing"). In seventy-seven topical entries, members profile significant websites linked to leisure actions (such as Dollywood, drive-ins, and the Appalachian path) and widespread activities figures (including Althea Gibson, Michael Jordan, Mia Hamm, and Hank Aaron). Taken jointly, the entries supply an attractive examine the methods southerners sit back, move time, have a good time, set free, and feature fun.

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