Southeastern Geographer

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 2, Summer

Borders, Border-Crossing, and Political Art in North Carolina
Since the 1990s the Southeast has experienced a continued and dramatic growth in Latino populations in both rural and urban areas throughout the region. This immigrant population is establishing and building communities, transforming the landscape,...
Carolina del Norte: An Introduction
SNAPSHOTS At Johnny's Cafe on West Main Street in Carrboro, North Carolina, customers savor gourmet coffee with fresh pastries. Known for more than two decades as Johnny's Sporting Goods, the small corner market stocked fishing tackle in a "down...
Latino Migration and Neoliberalism in the U.S. South: Notes toward a Rural Cosmopolitanism
This paper examines the relationship between the discourses of neoliberalism and understandings of Latino migration in the rural U.S. South. As a set of economic policies, neoliberalism has provided the framework for the rapid globalization of rural...
Mexican Families in North Carolina: The Socio-Historical Contexts of Exit and Settlement
Utilizing existing research and survey-based data from several studies, this article places the growth of the Mexican origin population in North Carolina in context and shows how it emerged out of historical, social, and economic connections between...
New Directions in the Nuevo South
INTRODUCTION By the time this commentary is in print, 2010 census figures will have been released; and the trend of immigrant, especially Latino, settlement in southern U.S. cities and towns will have been an identifiable aspect of the geography...
Plenary Paper Discussant Commentary 1
As a lifelong southerner who currently lives and works in south Georgia, I'm reticent to admit that I had not heard either the Tim McGraw or Brad Paisley tunes that Jamie Winders references in her piece (although I'm quite familiar with their impress...
Plenary Paper Discussant Commentary 2
A treatise that begins with the statement I am not a fan of country music, but I am a radio flipper, certainly gets my attention. Like the author, I am also not a big fan of country music (except for Dolly and Reba, who doesn't love them)? Music reviews...
Re-Placing Southern Geographies: The Role of Latino Migration in Transforming the South, Its Identities, and Its Study
This manuscript argues that southern geographies are being re-placed materially, discursively, and institutionally through Latino migration. Drawing on ethnographic research in Nashville and scholarship on Latino migration to the South, it shows, first,...
The Emerging Geographies of a Latina/o Studies Program
This article summarizes and reflects on my experience of creating, maintaining, and continually developing the first Program in Latina/o Studies in the Southeast. The Latina/o Studies Program is an integral part of the Latina/o geographies of the New...
We Play Too: Latina Integration through Soccer in the "New South"
The migration of Latino immigrants to the rural South is now well documented. The creation of cultural spaces for immigrants and their families on soccer fields is flourishing throughout the region. These fields, long a bastion of male leagues and...