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Unformatted text preview: rse cities do have their advantages,
including the ability to see distinctions within states. For instance, residents of Atlanta and Albany
look very different and express their regional identities in different ways. Examining cities also
allows for easy comparison to data collected over time, therefore letting us learn more about the
changing dynamics of the South. For more on the importance of intrastate variation, see Griffin,
“The Promise of a Sociology of the South,” 62–64.
10. We will provide suggestions on how future work might address this criticism in our conclusion. V. O. Key, Southern Politics in State and Nation (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1949).
11. We should note that both of these measures, but particularly the Dixie measure, tend to provide a much better explanation of the “white South” than the South as defined by southern blacks.
This is a common (and accurate) criticism of much of this line of research and even Reed acknowledged this limitation. See Griffin, “The Promise of a Sociology of the South,” 65.
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