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The Roots of Latino Urban Agency

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Book Series: Al Filo, Mexican American Studies Series ISBN: 9781574415308 9781574415421 Year: Pages: 176 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_625672 Language: English
Publisher: University of North Texas Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100036
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The 2010 U.S. Census data showed that over the last decade the Latino population grew from 35.3 million to 50.5 million, accounting for more than half of the nation's population growth. This book collects essays that examine this phenomenal growth. In order to understand the Latino community in all its diversity, the analysis has to begin at the grassroots level. The political future of the Latino community in the United States in the twenty-first century will be largely determined by the various roles they have played in the major urban centers across the nation. These essays collectively suggest that political agency can encompass everything from voting, lobbying, networking, grassroots organizing, and mobilization, to dramatic protest. Latinos are in fact gaining access to the same political institutions that worked so hard to marginalize them.

You Shook Me All Campaign Long

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ISBN: 9781574417340 9781574417456 9781574417456 Year: Language: English
Publisher: University of North Texas Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102316
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Music has long played a role in American presidential campaigns as a mode of both expressing candidates’ messages and criticizing the opposition. The 2016 campaign was no exception and was a game changer. The ten chapters in this collection place music use in 2016 in historical perspective before examining musical messaging, strategy, and parody. The book ultimately explores causality: how do music and musicians affect presidential elections, and how do politicians and campaigns affect music and musicians? The authors explain this interaction from various perspectives, with methodological approaches from several fields, including political science, legal studies, musicology, cultural studies, rhetorical studies, and communications and journalism.“The cumulative effect of the authors’ expertise on campaign music makes this book a tour-de-force.”—Nancy S. Love, author of Musical Democracy

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