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Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee: Languages, Bodies and Ecologies

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Every now and then, a song inspires a cultural conversation that ends up looking like a brawl. Merle Haggard's Okie from Muskogee, released in 1969, is a prime example of that important role of popular music. Okie immediately helped...

“Sometimes I Get Political, Sometimes I Get Offensive”: Pushing Back According to Dallas Wayne

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... (1997) Invisible Man (1999) Big Thinkin’ (2000) Here I Am in Dallas (2001) I’m Your Biggest Fan (2005) I’ll Take the Fifth (2009) Songs the Jukebox Taught Me (2016) Rubin:In country music there has always been a lot of focus on work. I am...

“I’m Not Some Fucking Gadjo!”: Migration According to Eugene Hütz

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... (“My Tziganyada,” 2011; self-released in Moscow) Pure Vida Conspiracy (2013) Seekers and Finders (2017) Rubin:I’ve been walking around listening to your last album, and working hard to understand all the Russian. In doing so, I have been...

“Power and Powerlessness”: Detecting History According to Sara Paretsky

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... The Breakdown of Moral Philosophy in New England before the Civil War (nonfiction, 2016) Fallout (novel, 2017) Rubin:Your novels dig out some uncomfortable or suppressed histories. Blacklist is probably my favorite, since I’m what I often...

“I’ll Throw This Apple Atcha”: Mining and Meaning According to Billy Edd Wheeler

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... with Chet (1995) Milestones (A Self-Portrait) (2001) New Wine from Old Vines (2006) Rubin:How did you start singing? Wheeler:Well, I started in church. We had sort of an interdenominational church in High Coal. High Coal was a very...

“It’s All Connected”: Service According to Betye Saar

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... Museum Het Domein, Sittard, Netherlands (2015) Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA (2016) Rubin:You’ve cited “autobiographical” as one of several interconnected impulses for your creative process, so let’s start there. How did your early years...

“Revolution by Tricks and Clowning”: Trips According to Maxine Hong Kingston

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... Tripmaster Monkey: His Fake Book (1989) To Be the Poet (2002) The Fifth Book of Peace (2003) Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace (2006) I Love a Broad Margin to My Life (2011) Rubin:What are you in town for? Kingston:Well, I just gave...

“Simultaneity of Actions”: Liberation According to Sarah Schulman

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... (nonfiction, 2016) Rubin:One of the most striking aspects of your fiction is your inclusion of early depictions of HIV-positive protagonists. What made you see that it was particularly important to represent them? Schulman:The character in Rat...

“Visible, Horrible, Ugly”: Toxicity According to John Sabraw

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... Emprise Bank, KS Northwestern University College, Chicago, IL Union League Club of Chicago, Chicago, IL Thomas Blackman & Associates, Chicago, IL KCR Partnership, Columbus, OH Aramark, Chicago, IL Rubin:How did you develop the idea...

“Wigs and Skin”: Colonialism According to Ama Ata Aidoo

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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... No Sweetness Here: A Collection of Short Stories (1995) The Girl Who Can and Other Stories (1997) Diplomatic Pounds & Other Stories (2012) Rubin:Obviously, the question of which language to write in is something you have to confront before...