This volume consists of nine essays and a final chapter, “Teaching Region,” that presents seven more short essays based on presentations at a panel on that topic at the 2012 Southern Atlantic Modern Languages Association. The sixteen contributors include a musician, an artist, and professors in eight disciplines from ten states. Scattered between the essays are poems by bell hooks reprinted from her collection, Appalachian Elegy: Poetry and Place.” Topics include globalization, queer youth, foodways, and masculinity. The editors are based at the University of Kentucky. "What's so valuable about this book is that it gathers so many different ideas and approaches in one volume, thereby making them more easily accessible to audiences in Appalachian studies as well as other disciplines."―Stephen L. Fisher.
Lexington, University Press of Kentucky, 2018. 255 pages, Hardback with pictorial cover