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ERIC Number: ED162929
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Women's Studies and Popular Music: Using Audio Resources in Social Studies Instruction.
Cooper, B. Lee
Because the field of popular music has produced rich resources of social commentary on women, it offers ample instructional materials for the critical examination of women's life styles in a pluralistic society. Additionally, by adding a "voice" to the traditional classroom content, this medium arouses student enthusiasm and interest which many written resources may have failed to tap. The objectives of such an approach aim at defining the identity and self image of females while enhancing the understanding of male students, emphasizing the need to promote change in both thought and action, and pursuing a realistically balanced view of the feminist position. Suggested thematic approaches, including both female and male images, and some examples of accompanying songs include: (1) negative self image ("When Will I Be Loved,""Nowhere Man"), (2) positive self image ("I Am Woman,""I Got A Name"), (3) independence and mutual respect ("Different Drum,""I've Got To Be Me"), (4) submissive individuals ("Angel Of The Morning,""I'm Your Puppet"), (5) dominant individuals ("Honky Tonk Woman,""Bad, Bad Leroy Brown"), and (6) rebels and outcasts ("Witchy Woman,""Born To Be Wild"). The document concludes with lists of 26 songbook resources for lyrics and 59 resources for teaching women's studies in general. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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