Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 22:22:02 EST From: Julia Cochran Subject: Re: ADS-L Digest - 25 Oct 1997 to 26 Oct 1997 Re: Rednecks, I recall reading an anthropological study of Redneck culture back in the early part of this decade. Having grown up hearing the term used as a negative label for those southern whites who were "not quite like us," I was surprised by the author's unselfconscious use of the term. For the author, like for many on this list, the word did not have a primarily racial connotation.