Title page for ETD etd-0610103-223721

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Probasco, Susan E.
Author's Email Address sproba1@lsu.edu
URN etd-0610103-223721
Title Delta Memories and Delta Days: Facets of Ladies Lives as Revealed to a Southern Daughter
Degree Master of Arts (M.A.)
Department Geography & Anthropology
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Jill Brody Committee Chair
Mary Manhein Committee Member
Miles Richardson Committee Member
  • interpretive ethnography
  • white middle-class southern women
  • cultural anthropology
  • Arkansas delta
  • fieldwork
Date of Defense 2003-04-10
Availability unrestricted
The Arkansas Delta is a land considered by many to be devoid of beauty and richness of life. However, to a daughter who was the youngest child of the youngest child of a youngest child that was born in the Delta, the region is beautiful, enhanced by the observations of the lives of the women she observed there. An ethnography of the everyday lives of white, middle-class southern women in a small Arkansas Delta town seeks to communicate some of the richness and beauty of their lives, as well as other aspects of culture illustrative of southern culture in general, and Delta culture in particular.
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