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Lord I'm Coming Home

Everyday Aesthetics in Tidewater North Carolin

John Forrest

Publisher: Cornell University Press
Subject: Anthropology | Cornell University
Print ISBN: 9781501727849
eBook ISBN: 9781501727849


Lord I'm Coming Home focuses on a small, white, rural fishing community on the southern reaches of the Great Dismal Swamp in North Carolina. By means of a new kind of anthropological fieldwork, John Forrest seeks to document the entire aesthetic experience of a group of people, showing the aesthetic to be an "everyday experience and not some rarefied and pure behavior reserved for an artistic elite."