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Music 1730A/B Study Guide - Final Guide: Masculinity, Institute For Operations Research And The Management Sciences, Totalitarianism

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Music 1730A/B
Norma Coates
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- music, recourse of subjectivity
- identity is changing, music preferences is changing
- more opportunity for younger generations)
- “Membership” in a group not entirely of your choice
o Gender, age, race, ability, sexuality, ethnicity, etc.
Types of Identity
Sites where identity is constructed in popular music
- institutions (education)
- texts (lyrics, magazines), repeated over and over, construct the performer
and the people who listen to it
- Practices, how do you do music, things can changed after tons of practices
- discourses, critics, people in relation to the genre, wasn’t a path to play
music for music
- has effects outside popular music

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Race and popular music
Culture informs our identity formation
- race, draft goes with softer masculinity, young white guys, listen to other
music besides hip hop means less masculine. No one wants to admit liking
pop music, if you admit, u your not of a guy. An idea of manliness
- a cultural construct, not sth necessarily real or with characteristics, race
gender sexuality, nothing but construction comes from competition in the
medias over the centuries
Race and Music Industry
- Popular music starts with minstrelsy, white people traveling painted black
being dumb and happy. American music origins with minstrelsy, in all
modern medias, draw a color line
- reflects American fascination with racial difference, put on black face to be
someone else, want sth but cant have
- complex set of performance with practice
- hardened into stereotypes still with us
- racial separation built into music industry

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- history of racial segregation shaped music industry,
o mainstream: white pop, big labels
o separate “race” category, targeted specifically toward African American
o also separate “hillbilly” (southern or poor white category), people
migrated move from the south to big new york city
o three streams separated until rock and roll in mid-1950s
Gender and popular music
Sites where gender is constructed in popular music
- Music videos, man and female, large differences on sexuality and their
characteristics, reinforcing the sexual norms
- Lyrics of songs, written by female and male is different
Masculinity and femininity in popular music
- Genre rules
o Pop singer male or female somehow is feminized using ways to
masculinize themselves
- Visual images
o Move gender structure, model of the rules
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