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Tutor profile: Angie N.

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Angie N.
Scholar of Latin American rock music, environmental educator, debate and public speaking coach
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Subject: Spanish

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¿Cómo llegó la música rock a ser cultura de masas en la Argentina?

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La música rock llegó a la Argentina en los 50 como parte del fervor mundial por la nueva música. El rock en aquel momento no era un fenómeno muy argentino, por ser cantado en inglés y por tratarse muchas veces de versiones de canciones internacionales. En los 60 el rock se fortaleció como una contracultura argentina, con canciones en español y con temas más locales en las letras. No obstante, fue en el periodo de la última dictadura del país y la llamada "Primavera Democrática" inmediatamente después que la música rock surgió como verdadera cultura de masas en la Argentina, conocida como el rock nacional. Los años finales de la dictadura vieron la música rock cobrar más fuerza política en el país, a la vez que la Guerra de las Malvinas les creó a los rockeros argentinos una entrada en el mercado musical local. Este último hecho ocurrió por la prohibición de pasar canciones en inglés por la radio debido a la guerra con Gran Bretaña. El vacío sónico se llenó con los músicos locales, quienes empezaron a llegar a un público mucho más grande. Así el rock argentino pudo entrar en el mercado de las grabaciones. Este nuevo rock nacional generó toda una cultura de revistas y videos, hasta disfrutando de su propia sección en periódicos generales con difusión masiva. El rock nacional acompañó la llegada de la democracia al país en 1983, aumentando las propuestas de bandas y músicos y llegando a ser el producto cultural más consumido de la época. A mediados de los años 80, el rock nacional ya era cultura de masas en la Argentina.

Subject: Literature

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How do form and content relate in Sandra Cisneros' The House on Mango Street?

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In The House on Mango Street, Sandra Cisneros searches for a home--that is, a house where she feels more belonging than she does on Mango Street. Throughout the book her narrator, Esperanza, yearns for a house: "I had to have a house. A real house...but this isn't it" (5). For many of the women in Esperanza's community, houses and homes are more like cages where their husbands control them. These women need their own homes, homes that don't belong to men; as Esperanza declares in the final chapter, "A House of My Own," "Not a man's house. Not a daddy's. A house all my own" (108). Ultimately, the book The House on Mango Street is itself the home sought by Esperanza. As she explains, the book is her way of returning to Mango Street "For the ones I left behind. For the ones who cannot out" (110)--the women who are trapped in men's houses on Mango Street. By structuring the book around vignettes of their experiences, Cisneros makes The House on Mango Street a home for these women and their stories.

Subject: US History

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How has multilingualism affected electoral politics in US history?

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From the Articles of Confederation's publication in German to the ratification of New Mexico's statehood on bilingual ballots to Jackie Kennedy's televised pitch for her husband to voters in Spanish, the language of politics in the United States has long been as diverse as the nation's citizenry. The 1975 Voting Rights Act Amendment introduced protections for linguistic minorities, mandating ballots and other election materials in minority languages for qualifying jurisdictions. Today, candidates for political office across the country stage debates in Spanish, and Get Out the Vote campaigns increasingly take place in Arabic and Mandarin. Studies show that these efforts increase voter turnout. The inclusion of other languages in the electoral process throughout the United States' history has helped make our democracy more representative of our population; it suggests that our national identity is based less on language and more on shared republican values, like voting.

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