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In contemporary culture, the stereotypical trappings of “redneckism” have been appropriated
for everything from movies like Smokey and the Bandit to comedy acts like Larry the
Cable Guy. Even a recent president, George W. Bush, shunned his patrician pedigree in favor
of cowboy “authenticity” to appeal to voters. Whether identified with hard work and patriotism
or with narr
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Hardcover, 208 pages
Published March 30th 2014 by Univ Tennessee Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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Matthew J. Ferrence lives and teaches in Northwestern Pennsylvania, at the confluence of Appalachia and the Rust Belt. His creative nonfiction has been widely published, including recent work in Creative Nonfiction, Gettysburg Review, Cut Bank, and Gulf Coast, and has been recognized with the Montana Prize for Creative Nonfiction, Pushcart Prize nominations, a notable essay citation in Best ...more
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