Allison Graham is professor of communications at the University of Memphis.||Sharon Monteith is professor of American studies at the University of Nottingham
[A] multi-year, multi-dimensional, and unprecedented
A very high standard of quality. Browsing through it will reward and, like a favorite episode of Andy Griffith, ultimately satisfy.--Florida Historical Quarterly
An interesting addition to the wide array of topics covered in other volumes of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. Most academic and larger public libraries, especially those that own other volumes of the encyclopedia, will definitely want to add this title.--American Reference Books Annual
In powerful and subtle ways, the author's introduction and individual selections underscore that the South may have been more influential on the national psyche overall than that of any other place or region other than the generic west or New York City.--Louisiana History
Readers interested in the media's cultural power will find this reference work useful, entertaining, and often provocative.--North Carolina Historical Review
This book addresses the breadth of mass media and a media-shaped South. . . . Recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers.--Choice
Series editor Charles Reagan Wilson updates the original 1989 four-volume study by dividing emergent themes into individual monographs. With Volume 18, Graham (Framing the South: Hollywood, Television, and Race During the Civil Rights Struggle) and Monteith (Advancing Sisterhood?: Interracial Friendships in Contemporary Southern Fiction) bring together the scholarship of 121 academics to profile Southern-born media figures and organizations. Also explored are Southern media-related developments such as New South Journalism and broader themes, e.g., Southern horror films. Alphabetized, multipage essays are incisive and illuminating. When offering interpretation, contributors remain objective in tone, enhancing their entries' instructive power. Each essay closes with a contributor name and considerable further-reading lists. Enlightening for both subject scholars and curious lay readers. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.