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dc.contributor.advisorSarmiento, Eric
dc.contributor.authorTruman, Mandy A. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-3491-384X )
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-22T13:39:24Z
dc.date.available2021-07-22T13:39:24Z
dc.date.issued2021-08
dc.identifier.citationTruman, M. (2021). Blues epistemology, community resilience, and COVID-19 in the Mississippi Delta (Unpublished thesis). Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/14047
dc.description.abstractThis research examines how the blues-based cultural economy of the Mississippi Delta has been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Situating the pandemic within the broader history of racial inequality in the region, I use geographer Clyde Woods’s conception of blues epistemology as a lens through which to interpret stories and histories told to me by African American musicians that were born into the blues, and how they were impacted by the pandemic. My findings demonstrate that Black blues musicians have been among the most severely affected by the pandemic, but have relied on collective agency and community resilience to overcome disruptions to the tourism-based cultural economy these communities depend on for their livelihoods. In addition to providing empirical evidence of current challenges facing Delta communities, this case study improves understanding of the dynamic interplay between cultural economy, ways of knowing, and collective agency and community resilience.
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dc.format.extent106 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectBlues
dc.subjectCultural economy
dc.subjectCulture
dc.subjectCommunity resilience
dc.subjectBlues epistemology
dc.subjectCollective agency
dc.titleBlues Epistemology, Community Resilience, and COVID-19 in the Mississippi Delta
txstate.documenttypeThesis
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDevine, Jennifer
dc.contributor.committeeMemberStrait, John
thesis.degree.departmentGeography
thesis.degree.disciplineGeography
thesis.degree.grantorTexas State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
dc.description.departmentGeography


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