Southeastern Geographer

Articles from Vol. 47, No. 2, November

Effects of a Small, Century-Old Dam on a Second-Order Stream in the Virginia Piedmont
The geomorphology, hydrology, and ecology of a second-order stream in central Virginia were compared to that of an adjacent reference stream in order to determine the impact of a small, 100-yr-old dam. The dam had little effect on stage hydrographs,...
Farewell and Thanks
The publication of the November 2007 issue of the Southeastern Geographer marks the end of our tenure as editors. Editing the journal has been a rewarding experience made possible through the assistance of SEDAAG, UNC Press (particularly Suzi Waters,...
Healthcare Utilization, Deprivation, and Heart-Related Disease in Kentucky
Kentucky is a rural southern state with the third highest heart disease rate and one of the highest poverty rates in the country, a situation that often leads to decreased access to and utilization of healthcare facilities. We assess the relationship...
Hydrochory and Successional Changes in Abandoned Rice Fields, Georgetown County, South Carolina
Field methods, a normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) and a geographic information system (GIS) were used to analyze the recovery of wetland plant communities altered by historic agricultural disturbance. Rice fields abandoned at 3, 30, 75,...
'Pork' Spending, Place Names, and Political Stature in West Virginia
As a longtime member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Robert C. Byrd has earned a reputation for successfully procuring supplemental federal spending for West Virginia. Indeed, Byrd has become nearly synonymous with 'pork barrel' spending...
Rubbing Elbows in the Big Easy: The Dynamics of Residential Segregation among Racial and Ethnic Groups in New Orleans, Louisiana; 1990-2000
Despite civil rights advances, widespread suburbanization and the increased presence of racial/ethnic minorities within the middle class, most U.S. metropolitan areas remain highly segregated residentially. This research provides an analysis of residential...
Spinning a New Geography of Vernacular Regional Identity Florida in the Twenty-First Century
A quarter century ago we surveyed Florida residents in an attempt to locate vernacular regions. Since that time place scholarship and survey methods have changed, and so has the state. This study uses a telephone survey to gauge citizen perceptions...
Ten People Can't Run This City Anymore: Neoliberalism and Governance Change in Nashville, Tennessee
In an increasingly geographically and economically interdependent urban system, the coherence and dominance of traditional political and economic urban elites in Nashville is challenged. The influx of new capital, new industries, and nationwide neoliberal...
The End of the Eternal? Restructuring the Georgia Granite Industry
The southern economy has long been perceived as dependent upon scores of extra-regional capital, skilled workers and technology. Economic development efforts geared to ending this dependence have found limited success. The granite processing industry...
Walking with the Dead: The Place of Ghost Walk Tourism in Savannah, Georgia
Ghost-themed walking tours are increasingly popular in the United States and globally. Although walking tours are often perceived as structured with pre-determined direction and content, this study of ghost walk tours in Savannah, Georgia alludes to...