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By Helen Taylor

For Europeans taking a look around the Atlantic, American tradition is frequently the web site of wish, 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 the various South's most vital cultural exports in discussions that variety 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 lifestyles. the long-lasting legacy of Margaret Mitchell's Gone With the Wind can be visible this present day within the approval for sequels, revisions, and reworkings of the radical. The dialog among those cultures is extra explored in British responses to Alex Haley's Roots, the British theater's distinctive affection for Tennessee Williams's performs, and the advertising of recent Orleans as a well-liked vacation spot for ecu travelers. The transformation of Southern culture--itself a hybrid of the ecu, African, and American--as it circulates again around the Atlantic indicates not just new perspectives of the background, racial politics, tune and paintings of either Britain and the yankee South, but additionally an better figuring out of the dynamic movement of tradition itself.

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