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Book: Fabricating Authenticity

Chapter: Laurel, Mississippi, in its Own Terms (Kind of)

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.40289


Expanding on Touna’s analysis, Cunningham considers the role of anachronism in the TV series Home Town, where designers restore and rehabilitate old homes to be as they once were. Cunningham argues that in addition to crafting “authentic” restorations and conservations (re-created in the present), the show is also selling the story of authentic
Southern living.

Chapter Contributors

  • Marshall Cunningham ( - macunningham) 'University of Chicago'