Orientalism thus becomes cartographically reoriented into European "Southernism
," constituted by the "topoi of a torpid, sunny, and passionate south" with its "licentious women" and hot tempers (379).
On sale were T-shirts reading: ''Ni hao, y'all'' -- combining the Chinese version of ''hello'' with a colloquial Southernism
and tribalism and alcoholism and snooty romanticized Southernism
Thus, one wonders, where is our contribution to the construction of south, and where is our patriotism, Southernism
and why are we selling south just for the sake of self enrichment!
She offers in evidence a photo caption last October: "The largest chest of drawers in North Carolina turned out to be not that big of a deal." The court ventures a notion that "that big of a deal" may be a Southernism
"I just don't git it!" Sandy cries, and hearing this Southernism
stabs Phyllis's heart.
The coarsened sensibility that this now-dominant Southernism
and Frontierism has brought to our politics is unmistakable.
Harrison noted in 1920, "We say Race First, because you have all along insisted on Race First and class after when you didn't need our help." (9) Harrison would note elsewhere that socialist organizing groups were beset by an indefatigable "southernism
" by which he meant an active racism and white supremacy that jimcrowed African Americans when they attempted to participate meaningfully in socialist organizing.
Like their mentor, the contributors emphasize the centrality of place and time when exploring the varied expressions of Southernism
Maybe that is Southernism
. I mean he had a good heart.
Born at a time when the harsh conditions of the Reconstruction were at last being accepted grimly by the defeated South, she saw the defects of the South, but she has a character in The Sheltered Life (1932) say, "It is all nonsense to talk as if Southerners were a special breed, all wanting the same things and thinking after the same pattern." She refused to make Southernism
a special mental ailment, as some other writers have done.
Even later it dawned on me that SF was considered antithetical to Southernism
. I think this latter attitude was born of two stereotypes: (a) all Southerners are deeply connected to nature (whereas SF was supposed to be divorced from it), and (b) all Southerners are too stupid to be interested in anything that required even rudimentary scientific savvy.