Southeastern Geographer

Articles from Vol. 45, No. 1, May

A Comparison of 30-Yr Climatic Temperature Normals for the Southeastern United States
Thirty-year climatic normals are an integral part of climate and climate assessment, but they are typically not used to address issues of climatic change. For 104 stations within the southeastern United States, I analyze spatial parameters of the two...
Appalachian Churchscapes: The Case of Menifee County, Kentucky
Christian churches form part of the American cultaral landscape, and their construction and reconstruction is a circular process. Belief, attitude, and intentionality (behavior) produce the churchscape, or church landscape, an icon, which in turn influences...
Collards in North Carolina
The collard plant has flourished as an important garden food crop in the U.S. South since the early nineteenth century because it is able to endure hot summers and still thrive in winter, when it is harvested and consumed as greens. The uneven geographic...
Dialed in? Geographic Expansion and Regional Identity in NASCAR's Nextel Cup Series
In recent years, NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing) has undertaken an aggressive campaign of geographic expansion. With the hopes of becoming a national sport, new races have been held in the Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, Kansas...
Making the Legal Visible: Wilhelmina Griffin Jones' Experience of Living in Alabama during Segregation
Using Delaney's conception of the legalized landscape, this paper seeks to understand the intersection of race and power in the everyday experiences of an African-American woman. Using Delaney's theory to understand the Jim Crow-era experiences of...
Regional Geographies of the U.S. Southeast and Sub-Saharan Africa: The Potential for Comparative Insights
This article outlines how the study of Sub-Saharan African regional geography has the potential to inform scholarship on the U.S. Southeast and vice versa. The author describes two approaches to comparative regional analysis and then provides an example...
Report of the Honors Committee, 2004
Each year the Honors Committee of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) selects student award recipients and recognizes faculty achievements. In 2004, the members of this elected committee were: Betsy Pyle, chair...
Report of the Program Committee, 2004
The 59th annual meeting of the Southeastern Division of the Association of American Geographers (SEDAAG) was held in Biloxi, Mississippi on 21-23 November 2004. Participation in the Biloxi meeting this year was robust, indicating a healthy process...
"Selling Lifestyles, Not Homes": Growth and Politics in Forsyth County, Georgia
Forsyth County, Georgia, was one of the fastest growing counties in the nation during the 1990s. This paper examines how it benefited from the general Atlanta boom yet grew through differentiating itself both from the central city and neighboring suburban...
Using Historical Records of Land Use to Improve Wetland Mitigation
Successful wetland mitigation is determined by goals and performance standards of a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers approved mitigation plan. This study collected and reviewed historical data for a mitigation site prior to construction to reduce the cost...
Volumetric Analysis of Overwash Fans Resulting from Tropical Storms on North Hatteras Island, North Carolina
In 1999, Hurricanes Dennis, Floyd, and Irene affected the North Carolina coastline. Although none of these storms made landfall north of Cape Hatteras, the northern Hatteras Island shoreline suffered severe beach erosion and widespread overwash. The...