Sunday, October 20, 2013

Salon: The "Duck Dynasty" Beards and What They Say to Red State America

The article at Salon is linked below.

Salon: The Socio-Political Significance of the "Duck Dynasty" Beards

"The show is consumed by a large segment of the American public that is fed up with what they perceive as the modern world’s assault on traditional values and religion. These viewers are willing to commit their time to a little slice of supposedly authentic Southern American-ness to combat the secular hordes of social reformers roaring at tradition’s gates.

The beards in “Duck Dynasty” symbolize this general, supposedly authentic, but actually mass-produced, Southern cultural conservatism."
---Jarret Ruminski, Salon 

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