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Click to edit Master subtitle style 9/29/11 Discovering the “Actual” Nicaragua  through Music Article by T.M. Scruggs
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9/29/11 Introduction National consciousness – an awareness of  supposedly common bonds assumed to bind the population together Until recently, most different cultures remained  unknown Imagined community/homogenous nation Creating boundaries and isolation Communities further from communication less aware  of “Other” Nicaraguans
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9/29/11 Shift in political power leads to “nation-building  project” “discovery” of other cultures within Nicaragua Other = communities outside of power  centers/metropolises “Two-way street” of including outside cultures 1. Projecting dominant culture into remote areas 2. Displaying cultural items of “new” groups in major  centers
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9/29/11 National cultures are “plastic constructions not  cultural givens” (Fox) “invent nations where they do not exist” (Gellner) Nostalgia – look into past to justify current social  goals Process of creating a new idea of Nicaraguan  nation Made of many different cultures Within geographically defined Nicaragua
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9/29/11 Geography Largest, least populated Central American  country Atlantic Coast Barrier to integration/inclusion Map of Nicaragua
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9/29/11 Pacific Coast More populated Majority of economic activity North: gorges and valleys slow down contact between  communities South: plains allow easy access Center of power: Chinandega, León, Managua,  Masaya, Granada Majority Mestizo population, few indigenous 
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This note was uploaded on 09/29/2011 for the course MUS 303M taught by Professor O'brien during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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