Alabama Getaway : The Political Imaginary and the Heart of Dixie (Paperback) - Tullos, Allen

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Publisher Univ of Georgia Pr
Mfg Part# 9780820330495
SKU 218918304
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0820330493
Release Date 3/1/2011
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1.25T
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Editors Note In Alabama Getaway Allen Tullos explores the recent history of one of the nation’s most conservative states to reveal its political imaginary—the public shape of power, popular imagery, and individual opportunity.From Alabama’s largely ineffectual politicians to its miserly support of education, health care, cultural institutions, and social services, Tullos examines why the state appears to be stuck in repetitive loops of uneven development and debilitating habits of judgment. The state remains tied to fundamentalisms of religion, race, gender, winner-take-all economics, and militarism enforced by punitive and defensive responses to criticism. Tullos traces the spectral legacy of George Wallace, ponders the roots of anti-egalitarian political institutions and tax structures, and challenges Birmingham native Condoleezza Rice’s use of the civil rights struggle to justify the war in Iraq. He also gives due coverage to the state’s black citizens who with a minority of whites have sustained a movement for social justice and democratic inclusion. As Alabama competes for cultural tourism and global industries like auto manufacturing and biomedical research, Alabama Getaway asks if the coming years will see a transformation of the “Heart of Dixie.”
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0380
Publisher University of Georgia Press
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