Functions of popular music in the lives of adolescents

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Publication Type thesis
School or College College of Fine Arts
Department Music (School of)
Title Functions of popular music in the lives of adolescents
Date 2010-02-10
Description This study determines that a specified group of adolescents' favorite songs fulfill Frith's functions of popular music; (a) to create a type of self-definition; (b) to provide a way of managing the relationship between one's private and public emotional lives; (c) to shape popular memory, organize one's sense of time, and intensify a given experience; and (d) to provide a sense of musical ownership, according to those same adolescents' own writings and a survey on that topic. Sophomores from a high school in the Salt Lake Valley were given an assignment that included a one-page essay describing what functions their favorite song performs in their life, and a survey based on Frith's "Functions of Popular Music." The data collected from that assignment were analyzed using a deductive approach described by Mark Abrahamson to determine whether the functions that the students ascribed to their songs matched Frith's functions.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Music and youth; Group identity
Language eng
Rights Management ©Isaac Lamont Bickmore. To comply with copyright, the file for this work may be restricted to The University of Utah campus libraries pending author permission.
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Identifier us-etd2,154409
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Date Created 2012-04-23
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 193038
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