Good old boys and Southern gentlemen

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On March 12, 2009

In his new book, White Masculinity in the Recent South, Trent Watts examines the way southern men have been represented in pop culture since World War II, from southern Protestant churches to the music of Lynyrd Skynyrd. The idea grew from Watts’ interest in the 20th century South.

Watts, assistant professor of English and technical communication and a native of Mississippi, compiled essays by 13 scholars of history, literature, film and environmental studies for the book, which was published by Louisiana State University Press. He hopes this study will help shape research in the history of gender in the recent South.

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On March 12, 2009. Posted in News, Spring 2009