Strangers and Kin: A History of the Hillbilly Image materials, c.1984

Sub-Series ap_afc_06_06

Extent
81 Film containers
115 Audio tapes
57 Video cassettes
3 Photo prints
2 Boxes
Part of: Appalshop Films Collection, 1969-2015 > Series VI. Appalshop Films/Headwaters Television, 1984-1990 > Strangers and Kin: A History of the Hillbilly Image materials, c.1984
Scope and Contents
Contains material related to the color documentary Strangers and Kin, a 1984 release. The film traces the evolution of the "hillbilly" image through Hollywood films, network news and entertainment shows, and dramatic renderings of popular literature.  In interviews contemporary Appalachians comment on how stereotypes are created, reinforced, and sometimes used to rationalize exploitation.  Subjects include Appalachian stereotypes in mass media and social conditions in the Appalachian region. 
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