Rights Claims Through Music - A Study on Collective Identity and Social Movements

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Publication Bachelor thesis
Title Rights Claims Through Music - A Study on Collective Identity and Social Movements
Author Sadikovic, Dzeneta
Date 2019
English abstract
This study is an analysis of musical lyrics which express oppression and discrimination of the African American community and encourage potential action for individuals to make a claim on their rights. This analysis will be done methodologically as a content analysis. Song texts are examined in the context of oppression and discrimination and how they relate to social movements. This study will examine different social movements occurring during a timeline stretching from the era of slavery to present day, and how music gives frame to collective identities as well as potential action. The material consisting of song lyrics will be theoretically approached from different sociological and musicological perspectives. This study aims to examine what interpretative frame for social change is offered by music. Conclusively, this study will show that music functions as an informative tool which can spread awareness and encourage people to pressure authorities and make a claim on their Human Rights.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle
Language eng (iso)
Subject music
politics
human rights
freedom of speech
oppression
discrimination
racism
culture
protest
social movements
sociology
musicology
slavery
civil rights
african americans
collective identity
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