Kevin R. Cox
Kevin R. Cox is Emeritus Distinguished University Professor of Geography at The Ohio State University. He has been a Guggenheim Fellow and is the author of numerous books including most recently Making Human Geography.
Posts by Kevin R. Cox
The real Elvis is American, remember, and America is a consumer society. The desires we project, the stuff we buy—that is what feels real to us. It lets us have any Elvis we want. He left plenty of kitsch in his wake, plenty of pseudo-religion, plenty of Elvis jokes—but he was not, is not, a joke. He lived our contradictions, released our inhibitions, and lost himself in the process.