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The Mexican American Orquesta: Music, Culture, and the Dialectic of Conflict (Title Page Only)
Pedna, Manuel H., Pena, Manuel H. (Author), Peena, Manuel H. (Author)
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판형 Paperback, 364pp.
출판일 Jan 01 1999
ISBN-13: 9780292765870
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The Mexican American orquesta is neither a Mexican nor an American music. Relying on both the Mexican orquesta and the American dance band for repertorial and stylistic cues, it forges a synthesis of the two. The ensemble emerges historically as a powerful artistic vehicle for the expression of what Manuel Pena calls the "dialectic of conflict." Grounded in ethnic and class conflict, this dialectic compels the orquesta and its upwardly mobile advocates to waver between acculturation and ethnic resistance. The musical result: a complex mesh of cultural elements—Mexican and American, working- and middle-class, traditional and contemporary. In this book, Manuel Pena traces the evolution of the orquesta in the Southwest from its beginnings in the nineteenth century through its pinnacle in the 1970s and its decline since the 1980s. Drawing on fifteen years of field research, he embeds the development of the orquesta within a historical-materialist matrix to achieve the optimal... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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