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Because the early Nineteen Seventies southern fiction has been more and more responsive to social concerns, together with the continued struggles for racial justice and gender equality, the lack of a feeling of social neighborhood, and the decline of a coherent local identification. The essays in The global Is Our Home concentrate on writers who've explicitly addressed social and cultural matters of their fiction and drama, together with Dorothy Allison, Horton Foote, Ernest J. Gaines, Jill McCorkle, Walker Percy, Lee Smith, William Styron, Alice Walker, and so forth. The participants offer invaluable insights into the transformation of southern tradition over the last thirty years and probe the social and cultural divisions that persist. the gathering makes a major case for the centrality of social critique in modern southern fiction.

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