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University Press of Mississippi

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  • Fish and Wildlife Managementby Adam T. Rohnke; James L. Cummins

    University Press of Mississippi 2014; US$ 50.00

    Featuring over five hundred illustrations and forty tables, this book is a collection of in-depth discussions by a tremendous range of experts on topics related to wildlife and fisheries management in Mississippi. Beginning with foundational chapters on natural resource history and conservation planning, the authors discuss the delicate balance between... more...

  • Global Faulknerby Melanie R Benson; Manuel Broncano; Keith Cartwright; Leigh Anne Duck; Annette Trefzer; Ann J Abadie

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 55.00

    Today, debates about globalization raise both hopes and fears. But what about during William Faulkner?s time? Was he aware of worldwide cultural, historical, and economic developments? Just how interested was Faulkner in the global scheme of things?. The contributors to Global Faulkner suggest that a global context is helpful for recognizing the broader... more...

  • Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnuttby Susan Prothro Wright; Ernestine Pickens Glass

    University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 50.00

    Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt is a collection that reevaluates Chesnutt's deft manipulation of the "passing" theme to expand understanding of the author's fiction and nonfiction. Nine contributors apply a variety of theories---including intertextual, signifying/discourse analysis, narratological, formal, psychoanalytical,... more...

  • Troubling Violenceby M Heather Carver; Elaine J Lawless

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 50.00

    Troubling Violence: A Performance Project follows the collaboration between performance studies professor M. Heather Carver and ethnographic folklorist Elaine J. Lawless. The book traces the creative development of a performance troupe in which women take the stage to narrate true, harrowing experiences of domestic violence and then invite audience... more...

  • The Measure of Our Daysby William F Winter; Andrew P Mullins

    University Press of Mississippi 2006; US$ 35.00

    Governor William F. Winter has enriched the political and cultural life of Mississippi and the United States for over five decades--as an infantryman in World War II, as a Mississippi House representative (1947-1959), as governor of Mississippi (1980-1984), as a member of President Bill Clinton's Advisory Board on Race (1997-1998), and as an advocate... more...

  • Public Folkloreby Robert Baron; Nick Spitzer

    University Press of Mississippi 2007; US$ 25.00

    A landmark volume exploring the public presentation and application of folk culture in collaboration with communities, Public Folklore is available again with a new introduction discussing recent trends and scholarship. Editors Robert Baron and Nick Spitzer provide theoretical framing to contributions from leaders of major American folklife programs... more...

  • Mississippi Politicsby Jere Nash; Andy Taggart

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 35.00

    Originally published in 2006, Mississippi Politics quickly became the definitive work on the state?s recent political history, campaigns, legislative battles, and litigation, as well as how Mississippi shaped and was shaped by national and regional trends. A central theme of the 2006 edition was the state's gradual transition from a Democratic... more...

  • Garlic Capital of the Worldby Pauline Adema

    University Press of Mississippi 2009; US$ 55.00

    According to Pauline Adema, you smell Gilroy, California, before you see it. In Garlic Capital of the World , the folklorist and culinary anthropologist examines the role of food and festivals in creating a place brand or marketable identity. The author scrutinizes how Gilroy, California, successfully transformed a negative association with the pungent... more...

  • Maroon and Whiteby Michael B Ballard

    University Press of Mississippi 2008; US$ 35.00

    Mississippi State University was founded in 1878 and opened its doors in 1880 as a land-grant school de-signed for teaching agriculture and mechanical arts. Building upon the work of John K. Bettersworth, Michael B. Ballard traces the evolution of this institution. From the beginning, first president Stephen D. Lee wanted to expand the university\'s... more...

  • The Cajunsby Shane K Bernard

    University Press of Mississippi 2003; US$ 20.00

    History -- Southern Studies-->. The past sixty years have shaped and reshaped the group of French-speaking Louisiana people known as the Cajuns. During this period they have become much like other Americans and yet have remained strikingly distinct. The Cajuns: Americanization of a People explores these six decades and analyzes the forces that had... more...