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Real Country by Aaron A. Fox
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Jan 19, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: history, music-history, pop-culture
Read from March 23 to 30, 2010

so apparently trying to maintain your culture is considered a social movement. sort of a stretch, but i'll mule it over. seems to take a middle-class condescending tone to the working-class. can't seem to brake out of "working-class is dirty" descriptions. if his goal was to combat those stereotypes, he should of had a "but" statement somewhere. it does get highly theoretical in place, but you are forewarned at the beginning. i mean, there are even charts! what?! this really isn't a history bk, but a ethnological study. yay. neat look at central tx though. plus the stuff on language was pretty cool. but this isn't one i would have tried to trudge through if it wasn't a requirement for a class, i would have deemed it a lost cause, and moved on.

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