Since the publication of the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture in 1989, the Center for the Study of Southern Culture has shaped and defined the field of Southern Studies. With the 24-volume New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, the Center continues to be a leader in the field of Southern scholarship.

The New Encyclopedia has been published as a series of clothbound and paperback volumes, making each individual section of the original edition a handy, one-volume guide for those who are interested in a particular subject, as well as making the volumes more accessible for classroom use. Several volumes, including Foodways, Language, Folk Art, and Ethnicity are composed of nearly all-new material. All of the articles first appearing in the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture have been updated or revised to reflect recent scholarship. The entire collection contains 24 volumes, and the final volumes were published in May 2013.

To purchase copies, contact UNC Press by phone at 919-966-3561 or online, or visit your local independent bookstore. A limited number of copies of the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture are also available through UNC Press.