Author of UA Press's 'Hipbillies' to Speak at Ozark Natural Foods

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Jared M. Phillips, author of Hipbillies: Deep Revolution in the Arkansas Ozarks ($27.95, paper), will speak at Ozark Natural Foods, 1554 N. College Avenue, on June 19 at 6:30 pm.

The event is  free and open to the public and snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Hipbillies documents how back-to-the-landers created their own haven off the beaten path in the Arkansas Ozarks. The book combines oral histories and archival resources to weave the story of the Ozarks and its population of country beatniks into the national narrative, showing how the new arrivals engaged in “deep revolution” by sharing their ideas on rural development, small farm economy, and education with the locals — and how they became a fascinating part of a traditional region’s coming to terms with the modern world in the process.

Phillips is assistant professor of international studies at the University of Arkansas. He lives and works on a small farm outside of Prairie Grove. He will also be speaking at the Fayetteville Public Library, 401 West Moutain Street, at 6 p.m. July 17.

About the University of Arkansas Press: The University of Arkansas Press advances the mission of the University of Arkansas by publishing peer-reviewed scholarship and literature of enduring value. The Press publishes books by authors of diverse backgrounds writing for specialty as well as general audiences in Arkansas and throughout the world.

About the University of Arkansas: The University of Arkansas provides an internationally competitive education for undergraduate and graduate students in more than 200 academic programs. The university contributes new knowledge, economic development, basic and applied research, and creative activity while also providing service to academic and professional disciplines. The Carnegie Foundation classifies the University of Arkansas among only 2.7 percent of universities in America that have the highest level of research activity. U.S. News & World Report ranks the University of Arkansas among its top American public research universities. Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas comprises 10 colleges and schools and maintains a low student-to-faculty ratio that promotes personal attention and close mentoring.

Contacts

Melissa King, director of sales and marketing
University of Arkansas Press
479-575-7715, mak001@uark.edu

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