Reprise: Dueling Populisms

Peter La Chapelle

in Proud to Be an Okie

Published by University of California Press

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780520248885
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520940000 | DOI:
Reprise: Dueling Populisms

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This chapter notes that in the years following “Okie from Muskogee,” Southern California remained influential in the world of country music, but more as a site for consumption than one of production, and examines the post-9/11 world and the national legacies of Okie populism. It also looks at ballads for the other Los Angeles performers, autonomy, economic populism, and social justice.

Keywords: Southern California; Okie; Bakersfield performers; Okie populism; economic populism; Los Angeles performers; country music

Chapter.  6058 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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