Paper #1: Everything in its Path “On the Culture of Central Appalachia” “The Appalachian way of life, then, like any other culture, can be visualized as a tangle of contrary tendencies . . . our task here is to identify those axes of variationthat seem most characteristic of mountain society. . .” Please discuss (do not list as bullet points in the body of your paper) these “axes of variation.” How did they set the stage for such devastation in the communities of Buffalo Creek? Do these axes of variation exist in other places? How can emergency management better understand these axes of variation?