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Where Misfits Fit: Counterculture and Influence in the Ozarks

Thomas Michael Kersen


All regions and places are unique in their own way, but the Ozarks have an enduring place in American culture. Studying the Ozarks offers the ability to explore American life through the lens of one of the last remaining cultural frontiers in American society. Perhaps because the Ozarks were relatively isolated from mainstream American society, or were at least relegated to the margins of it, their identity and culture are liminal and oftentimes counter to mainstream culture. Whatever the case, looking at the Ozarks offers insights into changing ideas about what it means to be an American and, ... More

Keywords: Identity, Modernity, Sustainability, Eccentricity, Liminality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781496835420
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2022 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781496835420.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Michael Kersen, author
Jackson State University