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University of Toronto Scarborough
Ivanka Knezevic

SOCC44H3 Media and Society Fri, March 18, 2011 Lecture 08 Guest Speaker Listening to rap: cultures of crime, cultures of resistance Since he did his study in the early 1960s, there was a change in the music industry (at the time it was all rock and roll). Rap music began to take off. Rap was represented as having a corrosive influence on the behaviour of young people Due to its strong ties to pop culture in the media, rap music had ill effects on those who listened to it Woman (name?) conducted a study on Hard rock and Rap music and how they were perceived in the media She found that, where heavy metal was seen as developing ill effects on individuals, rap music had ill effects on the whole society First reason why rap was seen as a greater societal threat, rap was seen as being more societally harmful due to its alliance with aggression and violent language Second, the assumptions it made of its audience it would assume that its audience was made up on young black people **If there ever was a case to be made that the rap audience was primarily a black one, those assumptions dissolved as rap became more popular. **Rap had grown a much larger audience and it became a more diverse and multicultural phenomena The two representations still remained however, 1) the representation of it being violent, but there were also those who defend rap 2 representation: There were those who saw rap as an authentic statement of what its like to grow up at a disadvantage to be subjected to racial profile, to be subjected by the police, being taken advantage of in the labour market In his study he wanted to see two basic questions: Key Questions 1. Are univorous rap fans (urban music enthusiasts) different from other music fans in terms of their identifications with criminal and resistant representations of the music? (Are rap fans different from other kinds of music fans in terms of their affiliations with the ill effects and the defendant effects of rap music?) 2. Is race a source of variation in how UMEs engage with the music? He collected information in a number of different cities In his survey, For the harmful effects issue, he asked questions like participants involvement in
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