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Proud to Be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California Reviews

Proud to Be an Okie: Cultural Politics, Country Music, and Migration to Southern California

Proud to Be an Okie brings to life the influential country music scene that flourished in and around Los Angeles from the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s to the early 1970s. The first work to fully illuminate the political and cultural aspects of this intriguing story, the book takes us from Woody Guthrie’s radical hillbilly show on Depression-era radio to Merle Haggard’s “Okie from Muskogee” in the late 1960s. It explores how these migrant musicians and their audiences came to gain a sense of identity through music and mass media, to embrace the New Deal, and to celebrate African American and Mexican American musical influences before turning toward a more conservative outlook. What emerges is a clear picture of how important Southern Cal

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House – Office Politics


House – Office Politics

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Toward the Healthy City: People, Places, and the Politics of Urban Planning (Urban and Industrial Environments)

Toward the Healthy City: People, Places, and the Politics of Urban Planning (Urban and Industrial Environments)

A call to reconnect the fields of urban planning and public health that offers a new decision-making framework for healthy city planning.

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Cities by Contract: The Politics of Municipal Incorporation

Cities by Contract: The Politics of Municipal Incorporation

The battle line in the urban conflict lies between the central city and the affluent suburb. The city, needing to broaden its tax base in order to provide increasingly necessary social services, has sought to annex the suburb. The latter, in order to hold down property taxes, has sought independence through incorporation.

Cities by Contract documents and dissects this process through case studies of communities located in Los Angeles County. The book traces the incorporation of “Lakewood Plan” cities, municipalities which contract with the county for the provision of basic—which is to say minimal—services.

The Lakewood plan is shown in this book to be a precursor of the full-scale tax revolt that was to bre

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The Politics of Italy: Governance in a Normal Country (Cambridge Textbooks in Comparative Politics)

The Politics of Italy: Governance in a Normal Country (Cambridge Textbooks in Comparative Politics)

This innovative text offers a completely fresh approach to Italian politics by placing it in its historical, institutional, social and international contexts. Students will get to grips with the theories and concepts of comparative politics and how they apply specifically to Italy, while gaining real insight into more controversial topics such as the Mafia, corruption and the striking success of Berlusconi. The textbook uses clear and simple language to critically analyze Italy’s institutions, its political culture, parties and interest groups, public policy, and its place in the international system. Often regarded as an anomaly, Italy is frequently described in terms of ‘crisis’, ‘instability’ and ‘alienation’. Sceptical of these convent

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CULINARIA ITALY (Relaunch): Country. Cuisine. Culture.

Completely revised, this Culinaria presents itself in a fresh, modern layout that offers culinary pleasure all’italiana simply through browsing its pages and inspires its reader to try them out in the kitchen at home.

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Italian Politics: Clean Lists (Travaglio)

Marco Travaglio, an italian journalist, talks about the so-called “Clean Lists” for the (back then) upcoming elections. “Clean” is meant as in “without any convicted persons”. You wouldn’t even conceive this kind of talk in democracies like the United States or England! This show could be cancelled now that Berlusconi is back to power! The anchor, Michele Santoro, has already been fired once from RAI during Berlusconi’s government 2001-2006. In the 2007 Freedom of the Press Report by the Freedom House Italy has ranked 61th, after Nauru and South Africa. During Berlusconi’s regime it reached number 79 with Botswana, after Bulgaria and Mongolia, and was classified as a “Partly free country”. But then again, whoever opposes him is catalogued as “leftist”, when Berlusconi describes himself as “the most liberal politician in history”. You can find pretty much all the information about politicians he speaks about in Wikipedia. I am no professional translater but I tried to do my best. (more)
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