Southeastern Geographer

Articles from Vol. 51, No. 1, Spring

African American and Hispanic Self-Employment in the Charlotte Metropolitan Area
Using the Public Usable Microdata Samples (PUMS) in year 2000, this study examines the self-employment of U.S.-born blacks and foreign-born Hispanics in the Charlotte metropolitan area that has been transformed dramatically by immigration in recent...
Citizenship Contested: The 1930s Domestic Migrant Experience in California's San Joaquin Valley
Citizenship has come to the forefront of contemporary political, social, and geographical debate. Recent research has importantly highlighted the multiple scales at which citizenship is acquired and maintained, but has most typically theorized citizenship...
Drought and Other Driving Forces Behind Population Change in Six Rural Counties in the United States
The possible impacts of climatic change on postindustrial population patterns in the United States have been largely ignored. In this study, we examined population change in six rural counties of three different regions in the United States. In addition...
Hurricane Katrina as a Lens for Assessing Socio-Spatial Change in New Orleans
Disasters are acute events that affect populated landscapes at discrete points in their history. In many locations, these discrete events occur repeatedly over time. This chronology has chorological implications in that one generation's disaster reconstruction...
Introduction
Last year saw the completion of the first fifty years of the Southeastern Geographer; a celebration of research that has transcended generations. Volume 51 begins a new era, our next fifty years. Now published quarterly, the Southeastern Geographer...
Introduction: Economic Geography in the South
The subdiscipline of economic geography has evolved in essential parallel with the broad field of human geography, following the regional, spatial, and contemporary diversified approaches. The subfield has also mirrored shifts in the U.S. and global...
Mapping Existing and Potential River Cane (Arundinaria Gigantea) Habitat in Western North Carolina
Understanding the extent and potential habitat of river cane (Arundinaria gigantea) is essential to a sustainable economy for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. The goal of this project is to map existing and potential river cane habitat using a...
Mapping NASCAR Valley: Charlotte as a Knowledge Community
The past two decades have witnessed rapid growth in the popularity of stock car racing and its major sanctioning body, NASCAR. While the consumption of the race-day spectacle is increasingly dispersed, the production side of the sport displays a very...
Renewable Energy in North Carolina: The Potential Supply Chain and Connections to Existing Renewable and Energy Efficiency Firms
Although our understanding of industry cluster dynamics is fairly well developed, it is less clear whether renewable energy firms and related potential suppliers co-locate in similar ways to other more established industries. Consequently, this paper...
The Furniture Foothills and the Spatial Fix: Globalization in the Furniture Industry
Spatial shifts in the location of manufacturing continue, but understanding why particular regions prove attractive to particular industries and elements within those industries lags. A sharp increase in fuel cost prompted considerations of a major...
The Southern Culture of Risk Capital: The Path Dependence of Entrepreneurial Finance
The U.S. South has experienced remarkable job growth over the past quarter century; however few of these jobs were endogenously created. While the primary economic development strategy in the region has been to rely on branch plants to create locally-owned...
Under-Tapped? an Analysis of Craft Brewing in the Southern United States
Over the last thirty years, the United States has experienced rapid growth in the number of operational breweries. The huge increase has been primarily in the form of craft breweries. We argue that craft brewery expansion fits well within resource...