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The Texas-Mexican conjunto : history of a working-class music

Author: Manuel H Peña
Publisher: Austin : University of Texas Press, [1985] ©1985
Series: Mexican American monographs, no. 9.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book does a magnificent job of tracing the history of conjunto music and musicians, and does much more. ... Peña presents a highly convincing explanation for conjunto music as an act of working-class self-affirmation and opposition to the upwardly aspirant middle class with its self-consciously Americanized orquesta music. ... Fascinating and well-researched."--American Anthropologist.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Music
Musique
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Peña, Manuel H., 1942-
Texas-Mexican conjunto.
Austin : University of Texas Press, ©1985
(OCoLC)619573060
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Manuel H Peña
ISBN: 0292780680 9780292780682 029278080X 9780292780804
OCLC Number: 11550341
Description: xi, 218 pages [6] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits, music ; 24 cm
Contents: Origins : Texas-Mexican music prior to 1930 --
Los músicos de ayer : the formative years --
La nueva generación : stylistic consolidation (1948-1960) --
Post-1960 conjunto : the limits of a tradition --
La gente pobre : the social base of conjunto music --
Social and symbolic dimensions of conjunto : from ascendancy to decline.
Series Title: Mexican American monographs, no. 9.
Responsibility: Manuel H. Peña.
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"This book does a magnificent job of tracing the history of conjunto music and musicians, and does much more. ... Peña presents a highly convincing explanation for conjunto music as an act of working-class self-affirmation and opposition to the upwardly aspirant middle class with its self-consciously Americanized orquesta music. ... Fascinating and well-researched."--American Anthropologist.

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