This is first of all a scholarly work. Since I have no college background in the social sciences, it took some dictionary work to get through the more densely-written anthropological prose, but part of the charm of this book is that the subjects Fox studied are blue-collar Texans who love county music. There is a lively alternation between his use of the $10 dollar words they abhor, their own speech, and the language it takes to analyze it. Aaron Fox looks at the way they talk to each other and the way country music fits into their lives and outlook. The author's personal involvement in playing music in honkytonks doesn't hurt matters. His analysis of how George Jones sings "He Stopped Loving Her Today" is worth the cover charge.
This author is seriously school-damaged and dissects what's going on around him like a child taking the wings off a butterfly. It seems he thinks he's elevating the everyday, but it's just a sad mis-application of social science that comes out like a kabuki transmission repair ballet. A handful of people who had artistic souls who also ground through years and years of college will also like this book.
This book does a good job at exploring the small town of Lockhart, Texas in an academic manner. For anyone interested in country music or ethnography this is a cool read with interesting anecdotal stories.
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