Date of Award
College of Liberal Arts
Type of Degree
Why we stay is a piece of Creative Non-Fiction, is a work that is heavily focused on region. The narrative takes up the life of a female Appalachian. The challenges of being an Appalachian woman raising a family are analyzed alongside such issues as domestic violence, family dysfunction, and mental illness. Because the piece is set in both rural and urban Appalachia, the issue of family is examined in terms of generational conflict and the strong bonds of a matriarch.
Women -- Appalachian Region.
Appalachian Region -- In literature.
McIntyre, Brittany Nicole, "Why We Stay" (2014). Theses, Dissertations and Capstones. 836.