By Helen Taylor

ISBN-10: 0813528623

ISBN-13: 9780813528625

For Europeans taking a look around the Atlantic, American tradition is frequently the website of hope, fascination, and envy. In Britain, the wealthy tradition of the yankee South has made a very powerful effect. Helen Taylor explores the ways that modern Southern tradition has been enthusiastically produced and reproduced in a British context.

Taylor examines many of the South's most vital cultural exports in discussions that diversity throughout literature, song, movie, tv, theater, ads, and tourism to target how and why Southern subject matters and icons became so deeply embedded in British cultural existence. the long-lasting legacy of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind can be noticeable at the present time within the acclaim for sequels, revisions, and reworkings of the unconventional. The dialog among those cultures is additional explored in British responses to Alex Haley's Roots, the British theater's targeted affection for Tennessee Williams's performs, and the advertising and marketing of latest Orleans as a popular vacation spot for eu travelers. The transformation of Southern culture--itself a hybrid of the eu, African, and American--as it circulates again around the Atlantic indicates not just new perspectives of the historical past, racial politics, song and paintings of either Britain and the yankee South, but additionally an more desirable realizing of the dynamic movement of tradition itself.

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