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Exploitation Of Land And Labor In Appalachia: The Manipulation Of Men In Ann Pancake's Strange As This Weather Has Been, Britani W. Baker 2017 University of Southern Mississippi

Exploitation Of Land And Labor In Appalachia: The Manipulation Of Men In Ann Pancake's Strange As This Weather Has Been, Britani W. Baker

Master's Theses

Ecofeminism is traditionally interested in the relationship between patriarchal domination of women and nature. Ann Pancake’s novel Strange As this Weather Has Been critiques the way the coal mining industry has affected the Appalachian people and land. The novel reflects natural ecofeminism, which views the connection between women and nature in essentialist terms. This outdated mode of ecofeminism leads to a reinforcement of gender stereotypes and a misrepresentation of the relationship between gender, nature, and culture. This study of Pancake’s novel employs a material ecofeminist approach to both critique and develop the novel’s gender politics. Material ecofeminism ...


Indian Head Rock, Wikipedia 2017 Morehead State University

Indian Head Rock, Wikipedia

Indian Head Rock Project

Article listed on Wikipedia on July 31, 2017.


Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative Interviews, Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative, Chris Green, Gurney Norman, Jim Webb, Pauletta Hansel, Renee Stamper, George Ella Lyon, Richard Hague, Mike Henson, Bob Henry Baber, Pat Arnow 2017 Morehead State University

Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative Interviews, Southern Appalachian Writers Cooperative, Chris Green, Gurney Norman, Jim Webb, Pauletta Hansel, Renee Stamper, George Ella Lyon, Richard Hague, Mike Henson, Bob Henry Baber, Pat Arnow

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Indian Head Rock Subject Of Independent Film Set For Ket, Ket2, Staff Reporter 2017 Morehead State University

Indian Head Rock Subject Of Independent Film Set For Ket, Ket2, Staff Reporter

Indian Head Rock Project

Article in the Ashland Daily Independent on Steve Middleton's film documentary on the Indian Head Rock published on June 20, 2017.


County Histories Of Eastern Kentucky, Works Progress Administration, Kentucky Federal Writers Project, Other authors 2017 Morehead State University

County Histories Of Eastern Kentucky, Works Progress Administration, Kentucky Federal Writers Project, Other Authors

Manuscript Collections

No abstract provided.


Rockin' On In Portsmouth, Mark Maynard 2017 Ashland Independent

Rockin' On In Portsmouth, Mark Maynard

Indian Head Rock Project

Article on the Indian Head Rock Festival to be held at Portsmouth, Ohio on July 4, 2008 published in the Ashland Independent on July 2, 2008.


Initiating Research On Igniting Fires In The Blue Ridge Mountains During The Autumn 2016 Conflagration, Cynthia Twyford Fowler, Cynthia Fowler 2017 Wofford College

Initiating Research On Igniting Fires In The Blue Ridge Mountains During The Autumn 2016 Conflagration, Cynthia Twyford Fowler, Cynthia Fowler

Faculty Scholarship

An unprecedented moment in the fire ecology of the Blue Ridge Mountains occurred in Autumn 2016 when severe drought, frequent anthropogenic ignitions, and seasonality in disturbed deciduous forests fueled widespread burning. As the wildfires burned, wildland firefighters from around the U.S. temporarily moved into the region to assist local land managers. As wildfire risks increased and air quality decreased, local residents became increasingly interested in fire ecology. The community shifted continuously as wildfires were extinguished, wildland firefighters returned home, and local residents disengaged. In conducting research during the conflagration, obtaining consent from community members varied depending on whether or ...


Progressive Education In Appalachia: East Tennessee State Normal School And Appalachian State Normal School, Holly Heacock 2017 East Tennessee State University

Progressive Education In Appalachia: East Tennessee State Normal School And Appalachian State Normal School, Holly Heacock

Undergraduate Honors Theses

In this thesis, I am examining how East Tennessee State Normal School in East Tennessee and Appalachian State Normal School in Western North Carolina interpreted progressive education differently in their states. This difference is that East Tennessee State began as a state funded school to educate future teachers therefore their school and their curriculum was more rounded and set to a structured schedule. Appalachian State Normal School was initially founded to educate the uneducated in the “lost provinces” therefore, curriculum was even more progressive than East Tennessee State’s – based strongly on the practices of farming, woodworking, and other practical ...


Hard To See Through The Smoke : Remembering The 1912 Hillsville, Virginia Courthouse Shootout., Travis A. Rountree 2017 University of Louisville

Hard To See Through The Smoke : Remembering The 1912 Hillsville, Virginia Courthouse Shootout., Travis A. Rountree

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines rhetorical rememberings of the 1912 Hillsville, Virginia courthouse shootout. It begins with an overview of the historical event, then through four chapters focuses on different rememberings that take up the event. Using Burke’s terministic screens, the study presents several lenses through which to view these rememberings. Chapter One presents the national and local newspaper constructions of the shootout in three terministic screens: the violent mountaineer, the gangster, and the uncolonized other. These three screens predate what is now the hillbilly image of the mountaineer. Chapter Two analyzes performative actions of the shootout. The ballads about the ...


The Old Deery Inn & Museum: An Ethnographic Case Study, Rebecca J. Proffitt 2017 East Tennessee State University

The Old Deery Inn & Museum: An Ethnographic Case Study, Rebecca J. Proffitt

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis uses qualitative ethnographic research methods to present a case study that explores the multiplicity of meanings and representations that are attached to the Old Deery Inn & Museum in Blountville, Tennessee. Within the community, the Inn functions as a center for cultural memory, with the physical structure itself acting as an artifact that holds community identity. This community narrative contrasts with the official narrative used by tourism entities that markets the Inn as a part of the Appalachian region, situating the Inn within a complex and intricately constructed identity of place that is shaped by lived experiences as well ...


The Perceptions Of Success Of Latino Nursing School Graduates In The Appalachian Region Of The United States, Barbara M. Rauscher 2017 East Tennessee State University

The Perceptions Of Success Of Latino Nursing School Graduates In The Appalachian Region Of The United States, Barbara M. Rauscher

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This qualitative narrative descriptive study focused on nine successful Latino nursing school graduates. Five participants were interviewed twice and four participants were interviewed once for a total of fourteen interviews. Participants and their families immigrated from Brazil, Costa Rica, Cuba, and Mexico. Participants attended school in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Interviews revealed themes of Familism, Empowerment, and Perseverance. Familism was an overriding theme throughout each of the interviews. Participants described family as being their greatest support. They discussed sacrifices made by their families which assisted them in being successful. In addition, they also shared their willingness to make ...


Trout Fishing In The Smokies And The Blue Ridge, 1880-Present: How-To, History, And Habitat, Nathaniel Cole Skaggs 2017 East Tennessee State University

Trout Fishing In The Smokies And The Blue Ridge, 1880-Present: How-To, History, And Habitat, Nathaniel Cole Skaggs

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This study focuses on trout fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains from 1880 to 2017. I begin with a collection of personal narratives of fly-fishing in Tennessee to portray the allure of southern Appalachia trout fishing. I then describe the transition from native Cherokee fishing practices to sport fishing in the Smokies and the Blue Ridge by 1880. I explore a brief history of the National Parks and the United States Forest Service during the early 1900s, and address European fly-fishing influences in the United States during the twentieth century. I examine the habitats of ...


An Impossible Standard: The Virgin Mary And The Construction Of Southern Womanhood, Dean Symmonds 2017 Hollins University

An Impossible Standard: The Virgin Mary And The Construction Of Southern Womanhood, Dean Symmonds

Undergraduate Research Awards

This paper examines Southern literature about white women in its religious and cultural contexts to illuminate the deeply embedded connections between the figure of the Virgin Mary and the archetypes of the white Southern Belle and Dixie Madonna, and reveal both a complex web of cultural constructions designed to control, critique, and constrain Southern women, and how women use those constructions to free themselves.


Our Uncommonwealth - Kentucky And Ohio Brawled Over Indian Head Rock; Now It's In A Storage Shed, Cheryl Truman 2017 Lexington Herald-Leader

Our Uncommonwealth - Kentucky And Ohio Brawled Over Indian Head Rock; Now It's In A Storage Shed, Cheryl Truman

Indian Head Rock Project

An article published in the Lexington Herald-Leader on April 25, 2017 describing the location of Indian Head Rock after its return to Kentucky and the release of a documentary on the history of the rock.


Indian Head Rock Star Of New Documentary, Mike James 2017 Ashland Independent

Indian Head Rock Star Of New Documentary, Mike James

Indian Head Rock Project

Article published in the Ashland Daily Independent by Mike James on the documentary featuring Indian Head Rock by Steve Middleton.


Kentucky And Ohio Brawled Over Indian Head Rock; Now It's In A Storage Shed, Cheryl Truman 2017 Lexington Herald-Leader

Kentucky And Ohio Brawled Over Indian Head Rock; Now It's In A Storage Shed, Cheryl Truman

Indian Head Rock Project

Article written by Cheryl Truman and published in Lexington Herald-Leader on the Indian Head Rock and the documentary film based on the Rock by Steve Middleton.


Kentucky And Ohio Brawled Over Indian Head Rock; Now It’S In A Storage Shed, Cheryl Truman 2017 Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky And Ohio Brawled Over Indian Head Rock; Now It’S In A Storage Shed, Cheryl Truman

Indian Head Rock Project

Article published in the Lexington Herald Leader on the status of the Indian Head Rock from April 24, 2017.


South Shore Wants To Give Landmark A Home, Jeremy Wells 2017 Ironton Tribune

South Shore Wants To Give Landmark A Home, Jeremy Wells

Indian Head Rock Project

An article published in the Ironton Tribune on the efforts to create a permanent exhibit for the Indian Head Rock from April 14, 2017.


"Between The Rock And The Commonwealth", Tyler York 2017 Morehead State Trail Blazer

"Between The Rock And The Commonwealth", Tyler York

Indian Head Rock Project

Article published in the Morehead State Trial Blazer on the release of Steve Middleton's documentary "Between the Rock and the Commonwealth" from April 14, 2017.


Millions At Stake As Saudi Funding Dwindles At Morehead State, Linda Blackford 2017 Lexington Herald-Leader

Millions At Stake As Saudi Funding Dwindles At Morehead State, Linda Blackford

Morehead State College Histories

No abstract provided.


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