Southeastern Geographer

Articles from Vol. 50, No. 1, Spring

1961: Fifty Years of the Southeastern Geographer
This is the fiftieth volume of the Southeastern Geographer, the first having been published in 1961 under the editorship of James A. Shear. And what a year that was; along with the birth of the Southeastern Geographer there were other momentous events....
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Alien Invaders, Plant Thugs, and the Southern Curse: Framing Kudzu as Environmental Other through Discourses of Fear
Employing a post-structural political ecology approach, we examine the extent to which exotic species are represented as an environmental 'other' that is morally inferior as well as threatening. Few geographers have focused attention on the discourses...
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Commentary on Merle C. Prunty's Idle Rural Land Phenomena in Madison County, Georgia
I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to Merle Prunty. I loved him and I fought with him, often vigorously. He was an outsized personality, and he held his views as strongly as I hold mine. I used to tease him about being an adopted Southerner (he grew...
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Contrasting High North-East Pacific Tropical Cyclone Activity with Low North Atlantic Activity
Teleconnections between different basins have previously been examined in the literature and that research shows no evidence of a significant inter-basin relationship between North-East Pacific (NE Pacific) and North Atlantic (N Atlantic) tropical...
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Forum on Political Ecology of the U.S. South: Introduction: Why a Political Ecology of the U.S. South?
POLITICAL ECOLOGY IN/OF THE U.S. SOUTH? Management challenges related to the relationship between nature and society are nothing new in the U.S. South. Technical studies of rural sprawl (Wear and Greis 2002; Cho et al. 2003), coastal development...
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From Entrepreneurialism to Social Regulation: Nashville's Business Elite and Local Education
The business elite in Nashville, Tennessee has recently increased its level of engagement in local educational policy by promoting the restructuring of the educational process and supporting funding level increases. Existing research on the political...
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Idle Rural Land Phenomena in Madison County, Georgia
That large amounts of idle rural land have appeared in recent years throughout the southern Piedmont and coastal plains is known to most students of these areas. The present discussion reports findings from an investigation of idle land phenomena in...
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Rediscovering Rural Appalachian Communities with Historical GIS
From the late 19th century until World War Two, agrarian southern Appalachia was a patchwork of small, close-knit farm communities. This historic rural settlement pattern is locally recorded in community case studies by ethnographers and historical...
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Sewing Environmental Justice into African-American Sweetgrass Basket-Making in the South Carolina Lowcountry
This paper contributes to the evolving definition of environmental justice by applying insights from the interdisciplinary social science literature in political ecology. While early scholarly environmental justice examinations focused on distributive...
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The Formation of a Hispanic Enclave in Nashville, Tennessee
In the past two decades, Nashville, Tennessee has emerged as a new destination for Hispanic immigrants moving into the American South. Many of these newcomers have chosen to reside in the southeast section of the city in neighborhoods adjacent to two...
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Theorizing an Alternative Understanding of 'Disconnects' between Science and Management
In some management discourses, challenges to using environmental health science in land use decision-making and policy formulation result from 'disconnects' between the tools and findings of environmental health science and the needs of land use managers....
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