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Thomas, James G. Jr

Works: 66 works in 163 publications in 1 language and 16,223 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Cookbooks  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Editor, Author, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by James G Thomas
The new encyclopedia of Southern culture by University of Mississippi( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 2,007 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 2: Geography. This volume addresses general topics of cultural geographic interest, such as Appalachia, exiles and expatriates, Latino and Jewish populations, migration patterns, and the profound Disneyfication of central Florida. Entries with a more concentrated focus examine major cities, such as Atlanta, New Orleans, and Memphis; the influence of black and white southern migrants on northern cities; and individual subregions, such as the Piedmont, Piney Woods, Tidewater, and Delta. Putting together the disparate pieces that make up the place called "the South," this volume sets the scene for the discussions in all the other volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
Science & medicine by James G Thomas( )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Science and medicine have been critical to southern history and the formation of southern culture. For three centuries, scientists in the South have documented the lush natural world around them and set a lasting tradition of inquiry. The medical history of the region, however, has been at times tragic. Disease, death, and generations of poor health have been the legacy of slavery, the plantation economy, rural life, and poorly planned cities. The essays in this volume explore this legacy as well as recent developments in technology, research, and medicine in the South. Subjects include natural history, slave health, medicine in the Civil War, public health, eugenics, HIV/AIDS, environmental health, and the rise of research institutions and hospitals, to name but a few. With 38 thematic essays, 44 topical entries, and a comprehensive overview essay, this volume offers an authoritative reference to science and medicine in the American South."--Publisher's website
Language by University of Mississippi( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 5: Language
The new encyclopedia of southern culture by University of Mississippi( )

6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, contributors have revised entries from the original Encyclopedia on topics ranging from religious broadcasting to snake handling and added new entries on such topics as Asian religions, Latino religion, New Age religion, Islam, Native American religion, and social activism. With the contributions of more than 60 authorities in the field--including Paul Harvey, Loyal Jones, Wayne Flynt, and Samuel F. Weber--this volume is an accessibly written, up-to-date reference to religious culture in the American South
Race( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 962 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There is no denying that race is a critical issue in understanding the South. However, this concluding volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture challenges previous understandings, revealing the region's rich, ever-expanding diversity and providing new explorations of race relations. In 36 thematic and 29 topical essays, contributors examine such subjects as the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, Japanese American incarceration in the South, relations between African Americans and Native Americans, Chinese men adopting Mexican identities, Latino religious practices, and Vietnamese life in the region. Together the essays paint a nuanced portrait of how concepts of race in the South have influenced its history, art, politics, and culture beyond the familiar binary of black and white."--Publisher's website
Sports and recreation by Charles Reagan Wilson( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 915 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What southerners do, where they go, and what they expect to accomplish in their spare time, their "leisure," reveals much about their cultural values, class and racial similarities and differences, and historical perspectives. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers an authoritative and readable reference to the culture of sports and recreation in the American South, surveying the various activities in which southerners engage in their nonwork hours, as well as attitudes surrounding those activities
History by University of Mississippi( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 3: History
Agriculture and industry by Melissa Walker( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 11: Agriculture and Industry
Music( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Southern music has flourished as a meeting ground for the traditions of West African and European peoples, leading to the evolution of various traditional folk genres, bluegrass, country, jazz, gospel, rock, blues, and southern hip-hop. This much-anticipated volume in The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates an essential element of southern life and makes available for the first time a stand-alone reference to the music and music makers of the American South"--Prvided by publisher
The new encyclopedia of southern culture by Carol Crown( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk art is one of the American South's most significant areas of creative achievement, and this comprehensive yet accessible reference details that achievement from the sixteenth century through the present. This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture explores the many forms of aesthetic expression that have characterized southern folk art, including the work of self-taught artists, as well as the South's complex relationship to national patterns of folk art collecting. Fifty-two thematic essays examine subjects ranging from colonial portraiture, Moravian material culture, and sou
Law & politics by James W Ely( )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnson, Lyndon B. Jordan, Barbara; Kefauver, Estes; Key, V.O., Jr.; Lewis, John R.; Long, Huey P.; Lott, Trent; Lynch, John Roy; Maddox, Lester; Madison, James; Monroe, James; Moral Majority; New South Governors; Pepper, Claude; Polk, James Knox; Prohibition; Radical Republicans; Randolph, John; Rayburn, Sam; Richards, Ann; Russell, Richard B.; Secession; Smith, Frank; Southern Governors' Association; Southern Strategy; Talmadge, Eugene; Taylor, John; Taylor, Zachary; Thurmond, Strom; Tillman, Benjamin Ryan; Voting Rights Act (1965); Wallace, George; Washington, George; Watson, Tom
Myth, manners, and memory by Charles Reagan Wilson( )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture addresses the cultural, social, and intellectual terrain of myth, manners, and historical memory in the American South. Evaluating how a distinct southern identity has been created, recreated, and performed through memories that blur the line between fact and fiction, this volume paints a broad, multihued picture of the region seen through the lenses of belief and cultural practice
Environment by University of Mississippi( )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Volume 8: Environment
Ethnicity by University of Mississippi( )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moving beyond racial designations of "black," "white," and "Indian," this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture complicates and enriches our understanding of "southernness" by demonstrating the extent to which it exists as a fabric of many cultures. This exploration of southern ethnicities examines the ways people "perform" their cultural identities through, among other things, dress, dance, and family tradition. Contributors identify 88 major ethnic groups that have lived in the South from the Mississippian Period (1000-1600 C.E.) to the present
Gender( )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The volume features 113 articles, 65 of which are entirely new for this edition. Thematic articles address subjects such as sexuality, respectability, and paternalism and investigate the role of gender in broader subjects, including the civil rights movement, country music, and sports. Topical entries highlight individuals such as Oprah Winfrey, the Grimke sisters, and Dale Earnhardt, as well as historical events such as the capture of Jefferson Davis in a woman's dress, the Supreme Court's decision in Loving v. Virginia, and the Memphis sanitation workers' strike, with its slogan, "I AM A MAN." Bringing together scholarship on gender and the body, sexuality, labor, race, and politics, this volume offers new ways to view big questions in southern history and culture
Conversations with Barry Hannah by Barry Hannah( )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Between 1972 and 2001, Barry Hannah (1942-2010) published eight novels and four collections of short stories. A master of short fiction, Hannah is considered by many to be one of the most important writers of modern American literature. His writing is often praised more for its unflinching use of language, rich metaphors, and tragically damaged characters than for plot. "I am doomed to be a more lengthy fragmentist," he once claimed. "In my thoughts, I don't ever come on to plot in a straightforward way." Conversations with Barry Hannah collects interviews published between 1980 and 2010. Within them Hannah engages interviewers in discussions on war and violence, masculinity, religious faith, abandoned and unfinished writing projects, the modern South and his time spent away from it, the South's obsession with defeat, the value of teaching writing, and post-Faulknerian literature. Despite his rejection of the label "southern writer," Hannah's work has often been compared to that of fellow Mississippian William Faulkner, particularly for each author's use of dark humor and the Southern Gothic tradition in their work. Notwithstanding these comparisons, Hannah's voice is distinctly and undeniably his own, a linguistic tour de force"--
Faulkner and the black literatures of the Americas : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2013 by Jay Watson( Book )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Faulkner and the Black Literatures of the Americas explores relationships between Faulkner's literary oeuvre and a hemispheric canon of black writing from the U.S. and the Caribbean. The volume's seventeen essays and poetry selections chart lines of engagement, dialogue, confluence, and reciprocal resonance between Faulkner and his black precursors, contemporaries, and successors in the Americas"--
Faulkner and history by Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"William Faulkner remains a historian's writer. A distinguished roster of historians have referenced Faulkner in their published work. They are drawn to him as a fellow historian, a shaper of narrative reflections on the meaning of the past; as a historiographer, a theorist, and dramatist of the fraught enterprise of doing history; and as a historical figure himself, especially following his mid-century emergence as a public intellectual after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature. This volume brings together historians and literary scholars to explore the many facets of Faulkner's relationship to history: the historical contexts of his novels and stories; his explorations of the historiographic imagination; his engagement with historical figures from both the regional and national past; his influence on professional historians; his pursuit of alternate modes of temporal awareness; and the histories of print culture that shaped the production, reception, and criticism of Faulkner's work. Contributors draw on the history of development in the Mississippi Valley, the construction of Confederate memory, the history and curriculum of Harvard University, twentieth-century debates over police brutality and temperance reform, the history of modern childhood, and the literary histories of anti-slavery writing and pulp fiction to illuminate Faulkner's work. Others in the collection explore the meaning of Faulkner's fiction for such professional historians as C. Vann Woodward and Albert Bushnell Hart. In these ways and more, Faulkner and History offers fresh insights into one of the most persistent and long-recognized elements of the Mississippian's artistic vision."
Geohydrology and model analysis for water-supply management in a small area of west-central Kansas by L. E Dunlap( Book )

4 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Nazi Racial State offers a comprehensive, persuasive, and ambitious argument in favor of making 'race' a more central analytical category for the writing of post-1945 history. This is an extremely important project, and the volume indeed has the potential to reshape the field of post-1945 German history. --Frank Biess, University of California, San Diego What happened to race, race thinking, and racial distinctions in Germany, and Europe more broadly, after the demise of the Nazi racial state? This book investigates the afterlife of race since 1945 and challenges the long-dominant assumption among historians that it disappeared from public discourse and policy-making with the defeat of the Third Reich and its genocidal European empire. Drawing on case studies of Afro-Germans, Jews, and Turks--arguably the three most important minority communities in postwar Germany--the authors detail continuities and change across the 1945 divide and offer the beginnings of a history of race and racialization after Hitler. A final chapter moves beyond the German context to consider the postwar engagement with race in France, Britain, Sweden, and the Netherlands, where waves of postwar, postcolonial, and labor migration troubled nativist notions of national and European identity. After the Nazi Racial State poses interpretative questions for the historical understanding of postwar societies and democratic transformation, both in Germany and throughout Europe. It elucidates key analytical categories, historicizes current discourse, and demonstrates how contemporary debates about immigration and integration--and about just how much difference a democracy can accommodate--are implicated in a longer history of race. This book explores why the concept of race became taboo as a tool for understanding German society after 1945. Most crucially, it suggests the social and epistemic consequences of this determined retreat from race for Germany and Europe as a whole
Faulkner and print culture : Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha, 2015 by Jay Watson( Book )

8 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With contributions by: Greg Barnhisel, John N. Duvall, Kristin Fujie, Sarah E. Gardner, Jaime Harker, Kristi Rowan Humphreys, Robert Jackson, Mary A. Knighton, Jennifer Nolan, Carl Rollyson, Tim A. Ryan, Jay Satterfield, Erin A. Smith, and Yung-Hsing Wu"--
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The new encyclopedia of Southern culture
LanguageThe new encyclopedia of southern cultureSports and recreationHistoryAgriculture and industryMusicLaw & politicsMyth, manners, and memory
Alternative Names
Thomas, James G. 1970-

Thomas, James George 1970-

Thomas, James George Jr

Thomas, James George Jr. 1970-

English (103)