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Hillbilly Stereotypes in Material Objects

Exploring Appalachian Stereotypes Using the Artifact Teaching Collection

The Hillbilly Stereotype in Material Culture

One aspect of Appalachian Studies is exploration of the Appalachian stereotype.  Most of the published research has focused on such stereotypes in movies, literature, and cartoons.  However, the stereotype also is found in "the material world."  Each of the artifacts in this exhibit leverages different aspects of the stereotype. 

Visual Artifact Index





All artifact images Copyright Berea College 2013.