Southern Exposure was an award-winning print journal published by the Institute for Southern Studies, publisher of Facing South, from 1973 until 2011. Southern Exposure earned a national reputation for its writing on a broad range of political and cultural issues in the South, with a special emphasis on investigative journalism and oral history.

On the 50th anniversary of Southern Exposure’s birth, Facing South and the Institute will be publishing a full digital archive of the journal over the course of the year. The initial installment of the archives available in March 2023 includes issues from the magazine’s launch in 1973 through 1981.

Vol. 33 No. 1-2 - Summer 2005

East Meets South

  • Waste and Means

    5
  • Tuscarora Blues

    10
  • East Meets South: Guest Editors' Introduction

    16
  • They Were Fighters

    20
  • Scenes from a Forgotten War

    29
  • Looking Like the Enemy

    40
  • Mixing Blood

    48
  • Troubled Waters

    51
  • Beyond the Model Minority

    58
  • South Asian Americans in the American South

    65
  • From Viet Nam to the Carolinas

    69
  • This Is How I Got Here

    76
Full PDF