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ERIC Number: ED477143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Female Representation in Gikuyu Popular Music: A Catalyst for Domestic Violence.
Maina, Faith
The females portrayed in the Gikuyu popular music of Kenya are almost always evil. Women are often viewed as prostitutes who see their sexuality as a commodity to be exchanged for material goods. After the unsuspecting males have delivered the goods, the women are more often than not betrayed. These portraits create a hostile and toxic environment for girls/women to thrive. While much has been done in the field of law enactment to curb domestic violence, little is said about providing a conductive social environment and identifying the root causes of domestic violence. Using content analysis methods, a study shows that Gikuyu popular music is a site for tension between males and females a catalyst for domestic violence. A few popular Gikuyu songs are selected for analysis. The Gikuyu language is predominantly spoken in Central province of Kenya and also parts of the Diaspora. Gikuyu speakers in Kenya are estimated at eight million. Includes nine references. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya