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“Politics through Artistic Eyes, and Art through Political Eyes”: Prison Rebellion According to Raúl Salinas

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, where she directs the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has authored and edited numerous books on American popular culture including Well Met: Renaissance Faires and the American Counterculture, American Identities: An Introductory Textbook, American Popular Music: New Approaches to the Twentieth Century, and an upcoming title for Bloomsbury’s 33 1/3 series, Okie from Muskogee. She is a regular commentator on public radio and frequently quoted as a popular culture expert in the mainstream media. 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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...Raúl Salinas has defined himself in multiple ways: Xicanindio elder, pinto, Austin poet, global activist, performance artist, teacher. A revered guide for emerging poets and an internationally known advocate for social justice, Salinas has,...

Denver, CO

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 557,478 (2004); Denver-Aurora-Boulder metropolitan area – 2,579,347 (2004) Although Denver is often thought of as being in a western state (Colorado), it is almost in the middle...
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...Having come to country music from a classical background, Vernon Dalhart managed to dominate the industry until new recordings began to represent the authentic origins of the form. Dalhart was born Marion Try Slaughter in Jefferson, Texas...
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...In the 1970s popular country music scene, Willie Nelson developed a dynamic career that proved the genre’s post-rock and roll mainstream potential. Nelson was born during the Depression in Abbott, Texas in 1933: his parents had moved...
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...Few artists have had as measurable an impact on the landscape of millennial popular music and culture as Beyoncé. Born in Houston in 1981, Beyoncé’s musical talent was noticed by an early dance instructor. At seven, she won against older...

Gene Autry

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...The Singing Cowboy, Gene Autry, was one of the most popular American entertainers for over thirty years. Autry was born in 1907 in Texas and his family relocated to Oklahoma in the early 1920s, where he worked on the family ranch before...

El Paso, TX

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...Population: city – 585,300; El Paso county – 705, 436 (2002) Lying at the extreme western tip of Texas, El Paso is one of the hubs of the United States’ cultural and economical ties with Mexico. Located just...

Matachines

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

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...Matachines is a contemporary ceremonial dance drama with an ancient historical trajectory that survives in the southwestern United States and in many places throughout Latin America. It features two lines of dancers and a number of key...

Tejano Music

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume VIII : Genres: North America

The Continuum International, 2012

Encyclopedia Articles

...Tejano music is a tradition that emerged among Tejanos (Texans of Mexican descent) in the nineteenth century. By the late twentieth century it consisted of three ensemble types – Conjunto, Banda or Orquesta, and Grupo, each of which has its...