We here at UNC Press, publisher of Southern Cultures, are so proud of the 2011 Music Issue–for many reasons. See below for a sampling of the articles and music in this outstanding journal. And don’t forget, there’s a free CD enclosed in this issue. The Avett Brothers! Elvis! Johnny Cash! The Carolina Chocolate Drops!
This time around, we’re equally as excited to announce the enhanced Kindle edition. In this digital edition, the music is actually a part of the ebook and ships right along with it.
In fact, there are many ways you can read and listen: in paper (with CD enclosed), on your e-reader with the CD mailed to you separately, as an enhanced Kindle edition, or as part of Project Muse (if you are affiliated with a university). In addition, you can purchase individual chapters as ebooks, and enjoy in bite-sized pieces for 99 cents apiece. (The chapter titles below link to these ebooks.)
We hope you’ll click through to the Southern Cultures website to purchase a copy–we know you’ll enjoy the music, learn from the essays, and be blown away by the gorgeous photography.
Wishing you happy reading and listening–Beth
P.S. What follows is Dave Shaw’s announcement of the new Music issue. Dave is the Executive Editor of Southern Cultures.
Southern Cultures has just released the 2011 Music Issue–in print, online, and in eBook formats–including an enhanced Kindle edition that includes all the tracks from this year’s free CD. The Avett Brothers headline our CD, which also features Doc and Merle Watson and a blend of many more new and classic Southern artists.
This year’s Music Issue includes:
- The KISS Letter: An Encounter with Elvis
- For the Records: How African American Consumers and Music Retailers Created Commercial Public Space in the 1960s and 1970s South
- Boss Jocks: How Corrupt Radio Practices Helped Make Jacksonville One of the Great Music Cities
- Redneck Woman and the Gendered Poetics of Class Rebellion
- Country Music Is Wherever the Soul of a Country Music Fan Is: Opryland U.S.A. and the Importance of Home in Country Music
- Backstage Stories: Wonders, Relics, and a Beer Fridge
- Bobby Rush “Blues Singer–Plus”
Over 50,000 people annually read Southern Cultures. To read the new Music issue, find information about the free CD, or to download it all, please visit www.southerncultures.org.