Mean and strong like liquor and some real fine people: enactments of the progressive white Southern man in the Drive By Truckers' albums Southern rock opera and The dirty south

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dc.contributor Harris, Thomas E.
dc.contributor Bennett, Beth Susan
dc.contributor Copeland, Gary
dc.contributor.advisor Black, Jason Edward
dc.contributor.author Harrison, Vernon Ray
dc.date.accessioned 2017-02-28T22:20:56Z
dc.date.available 2017-02-28T22:20:56Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000080
dc.identifier.other Harrison_alatus_0004M_10080
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/587
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The lyrics of Drive By Truckers (DBT), a contemporary Southern Rock band, were critiqued to better understand the concepts of current constructions of Southern white masculine identity. The methodologies used as a lens to critique the lyrics were Kenneth Burke's theory of dramatism and Michael Calvin McGee's notion of the ideograph. The critique found that DBT offers a counter-cultural resistance to dominant "Old South" and "New South" ideologies that have traditionally and historically been adhered to the prototypal Southern white man. The band's response - one that challenges typical constructions of a Southern white man as racist, individually-motivated, and imbricated in Southern mores (such as states' rights) - can be considered a part of what the author deems the "Progressive South." Ultimately, the Southern white man, as envisioned in the lyrics of the DBT, protects his family, opposes racist political and ideological positions, views oppression based in class struggles instead of ethnic differences, and problematizes dominant Southern culture through a newly-fashioned rebel figure.
dc.format.extent 86 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Speech Communication
dc.subject.other Mass Communications
dc.title Mean and strong like liquor and some real fine people: enactments of the progressive white Southern man in the Drive By Truckers' albums Southern rock opera and The dirty south
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Communication Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Communication Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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