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The Music Industry and Teen Violence - The Music Industry and Teen Violence Should we blame the industry or shouldn’t we. This compare and contrast essay, the two sides of these two article is that one states the music industry is at fault for the way today’s teens are acting written by a writer from the Arizona Daily Star, by the name of Jim Patten and the other article states that the music industry isn’t at fault for the way today’s youth is acting and this article was written by a 17yr. old student named Daniel Marcha. Both of these articles have a good argument, Patten’s is good because he’s a pro at getting his point across in his writing, plus his support is also good, he’s not just saying that the media is at fault com...   [tags: Music Media Youth Violence] 486 words
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Sex and Violence in Music - Throughout history society has been enchanted by music. Whether it is ritual, emotional release, religious, or just plainly relaxing to music has been at the center of our society. We use music to express ourselves, to tell stories, and let other into our thoughts. However, we often wonder if what we are saying has an effect on the listening audience. Recently, music references have been made to link violent and deviant behavior to music. The key social issues likely to arise in the next twenty years due to violence and sexuality in today’s music are an increased in promiscuity in our society an increased in the crime rate, and decreased of respect among people....   [tags: Music Essays]
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Rap Music and Teen Violence - Music can be a reflection of our life experiences. Each genre of music invokes different emotions and reactions in its listeners. Rap has become a very popular genre of music. As its popularity has increased, some people have questioned whether it can trigger violence in teens. While some rap songs do have violent lyrics, there is no direct evidence that rap music provokes violence in teenagers. Rap music has African roots just like jazz, the blues and rock ‘n’ roll. African slaves sang songs to tell stories about the pain and struggles experienced during slavery....   [tags: Psychology ]
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Changing Images of Violence in Rap Music Lyrics: 1979-1997 - (a) Read the article, The Influence of Rap/Hip-Hop Music. What is the premise of the article. What are the main findings in the article. How does rap music affect attitudes toward domestic violence. The premise of the article, “Changing images of violence in rap music lyrics: 1979-1997” is that from 1979-1997, there was a drastic increase in the level of violence in rap music that is being viewed in a more progressively positive light. As a result, social conditions must change in order to reduce youth violence....   [tags: domestic violence, social conditions]
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Exploring Whether or not Profanity in Music is Corrupting our Youth - Profanity in music, is it a problem that must be addressed now or is it even a problem that we as a society have the power to fix. There have been many different arguments on the topic of profanity in music, however the question remains should music be censored. In Robert T. M. Phillips’ address to congress he insists that we must act now to protect our society from the damaging effects of explicit music. Becky L. Tatum argues in her article “The Link Between Rap Music and Youth Crime and Violence” that the effects of rap music are basically unknown and extensive research must be conducted before causal assumptions are made....   [tags: music, media violence] 1361 words
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Violence in Rap Music - ... Gangsta rap or any other rap is just the way of expressing one’s feeling like poetry; it does not cause people to become gang members or to commit violent crimes. Actually at that time when rap music became popular, the crime rate was sky high and people were looking for easy answers. It was mostly due to those few who did not like rap music and started talking against it and tried to ban it. According to a study an average person by age 18 has watched 250,000 acts of violence and 40,000 attempted murders on television, but neither everyone become a murderer nor like the violent acts....   [tags: Hip-Hop, Beats, Rhymes] 583 words
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Violent Music Lyrics Increase Aggressive Thoughts and Feelings - Music, a popular outlet amongst the teen community for exploring emotions and blowing off steam. Times have changed, and the way music and lyrics are perceived has developed in a violent fashion. According to new studies, that have occurred, violent music lyrics increase aggressive thoughts and feelings. I chose this topic because music is such an influential part of our lives that it often dictates the mood we seize to exist in. If violent thoughts occur, what can come of it. Teens and the human populous have been draw to music, and the relief it gives off....   [tags: violence, music, agression, psychology, ] 540 words
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Rap Music and Gun Violence - In the modern world today crime is at an all time high. Gangs are now becoming more like organizations and ruling parts of cities. Some people, mostly politicians blame this on the music that is about today. On New Years Eve 2003 two young girls were killed by gun shot. They got caught up in a shoot out between two gangs. Politicians and ministers were quick to point the finger at today’s music for influencing gun crime. The minister for tourism said, ‘The hateful lyrics almost connote a culture were killing is a fashion accessory”....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Example Essays] 520 words
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Music's Effect on Violence - Music's Effect on Violence Music is an essential part of life in America today. Millions of Americans listen to recordings from a plethora of artists every day. Since the advent of Rock N' Roll, politicians, law enforcement, and several independent organizations have tried to convince America that music causes negative social impacts on youth. Of the social impacts that music is blamed for, violence is the most shocking. The assumption by the afore mentioned groups, that music causes violence in American youth, is very debatable....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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Music's Impact on Violence - Music's Impact on Violence On April 20, 1999, two teenagers killed 12 of their peers, a teacher, and themselves at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. In Springfield, Oregon, Kip Kinkel murdered his parents and two students. In Edinboro, Pennsylvania, Andrew Wurst killed a teacher at an eighth-grade dance. Also in Pearl, Mississippi, Luke Woodham, murdered his parents and a classmate (Jipping 1). What do all of these events have in common. The facts of these and other instances of youth violence parallel the music these boys consumed....   [tags: Papers] 948 words
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Music, Violence, and Identity in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange - Music, Violence, and Identity in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange Linking the fundamental conflict between individual identity and societal identity with musical imagery in Anthony Burgess’ A Clockwork Orange creates a lens through which one can recognize the tendency that violence has to destroy an individual’s identity. Although Alex clearly associates violence with his own individual identity and sense of self, he consistently reveals the impossibility of remaining an individual in the face of group-oriented violence....   [tags: Clockwork Orange Essays]
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The Influence of Rap/Hip-Hop Music - It was the first time I had ever been to a party. I had just graduated high school, and did not have nor ever did have any sort of interest in going to a party. One of my fellow classmates had invited me to her party on the night of graduation, and I decided why not. I was told growing up that I would never have contact with most of my classmates after graduation ever again, so I wanted to have one last fun moment with the graduating class of 2013. I arrived at my classmate’s house around nine, and immediately was overwhelmed by the makeshift dance floor in the backyard, the loud, unfamiliar music, and the disco lights....   [tags: rap, music, women, sexual, objects, violence]
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Violence in the Media - Many video games, television programs, adverts, films and music lyrics depict different forms of violence. Some people feel that there is too much violence exposed in the media. Many studies have made the claim that the media is responsible for much of the violence seen in the world we live in. However, people have choices and responsibilities we cannot allow ourselves to blame it on other things such as the media. The violence seen in our media has an impact on both adults and children....   [tags: TV Violence Music Movies Television] 1921 words
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The Impact of the Violent African-American Stereotype in Rap Music - This paper will show that the stereotype of the violent, criminal African-American portrayed in rap music lyrics can become a self-fulfilling prophecy for African-Americans. Repeated and long-term exposure to this stereotypical behavior in rap music lyrics can lead to increased aggression and this stereotype becoming accepted as a social norm by African-Americans. I intend to support my argument with examples and analysis of the violent African-American stereotype, and by explaining how the stereotype can become accepted as a social norm....   [tags: Rap Music Promotes Violence]
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Violence In Rap Music - Boom, boom. Boom, boom. The kind of bass that drains batteries and the kind of lyrics that unload clips, these are the sounds that rap music produces. I chose this topic because I am extremely interested in rap music and I want to explore the violent aspect of the industry. I have never had a chance to look at the violent side of it and I plan to find answers to questions I have in my search. Tupac Shakur is one of my favorite artists and when he was shot and killed I really started to take notice of the violence....   [tags: essays research papers] 2083 words
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Effects of Music, Television, and Video Game Violence on Children and Teens -       Usually when a child or a teenager commits a crime, it is never their fault. When a child or a teenager commits a crime, the responsibility never belongs to the parents either. Instead, when a teenager or a child commits a crime, the first thing that the prosecutors or the media wants to place the blame on is video games, the television program that the child had been watching, or the blame is placed on the type of music that the child or teen had been previously listening to. This is what concerns me....   [tags: Video Game Violence Essays]
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Violence Against Women In Music - Violence Against Women In Music Particularly distressing in today's society is the level of dysfunctional relationships. Values considered outdated and baseless, such as mutual respect, consideration for another person's feelings, and common courtesy, are becoming extinct human customs. Especially troubling are the violent misogynous messages infused in hard-core rock and rap music and their negative effects on today's youth. Healthy relationships of mutual love, respect, and compromise between men and women of all races and social classes are instrumental to a sane and stable society....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism] 993 words
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Music Cannot Be Blamed for Crime and Violence - Music Cannot Be Blamed for Crime and Violence Since the beginning of time, music has been the heart and soul for people all over the world, creating stress-relieving bliss that only music can provide. For every emotion felt, there is a song expressing it whether it is sombreness or anger....   [tags: Papers] 630 words
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I Love the Way You Lie by Eminem and Rihanna - In todays society poetry is all around us, we use it in music to deliver messages to the average radio listener. According to SelectUSA (The creative Media industry in the United States) The United States music industry in 2011 reached 15.2 billion dollars. With the information given a person can tell that a lot of time and money goes into music in today’s society. The music people listen to have many different elements that an average listener would not pick up. Many songs have poetic techniques that give great meaning to the song that makes the song unique....   [tags: music, violence, domestic violence]
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Malevolent Upbringing Increases the Posibilities for Children to Become Criminals - It is widely known that the upbringing of a child plays a large part in how they turn out as a teenager and also how they turn out as an adult. In fact, many parents like to expose their children to the music of Mozart and other classical composers and engage them in as many activities as possible in an effort to increase their chances of becoming successful and well off adults. However, this has the potential to go both ways, and when faced with a violent and often malevolent upbringing, the possibility of the child turning to criminal behaviour increases....   [tags: parents, classical music, violence] 1869 words
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Decreasing Violence in America - Decreasing Violence in America Today in St. Paul two people were murdered. It has been reported that the two were fighting with a third party about a phone call that was made. The suspect is in custody and the case is under investigation,” a reporter in the ten o’clock news reports. “Spouse and child abuse are on the rise. This year alone over ‘6 million men, women, and children were victims of severe physical attacks from their spouses or parents’(article 16)*,” another reporter reports. Is it just me or does this seem like something that is all too often heard on the news....   [tags: Violence Media Crime Television Music Essays] 6591 words
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Casablanca's Metaphorical Representations of World War II - ... When a man is being arrested in his club he does not interfere with helping neither him nor the people coming after him. Rick, compared with America, always ends up fighting with the underdog. In Rick’s case he was trying to help out the refugees in escaping to America. Later on, Rick shifts from neutrality to commitment just like America in the war. Towards the end, America always ends up fighting with the right side. The scene of the battle of German and French anthems in the bar shows that Rick's actually teams with politics....   [tags: patriotism, violence, music] 777 words
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Where is the Love? by The Black Eyed Peas - Where is the Love. Many people over the years have heard of the popular song “Where is the Love?” by the Black Eyed Peas. For this song, there were many songwriters including three of the group members, Will.I.Am, Taboo, Apl.De.Ap, and Justin Timberlake and Ron Fair. The Black Eyed Peas are known for being and American Hip Hop group, but in order to make this song successful and relatable to people who like different types of music, they had to change up their sound and add a little bit of pop influences....   [tags: music, popular song, violence]
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Bob Dylan’s Oxford Town Impacts All Around - “Two men died beneath the Mississippi moon.” Don’t fret the death mentioned because this is an influential quote from Bob Dylan’s song Oxford Town. This is a song about a Mississippi student trying to enroll into college, which led to raised emotions of his rights to being admitted. Bob Dylan, the artist who wrote and sang the song, influenced many people of all ages with his music. His music was commonly written on highly debated and touchy topics such as segregation and the Vietnam War. Overall, Bob Dylan was at the head of the impacts of music at the time, which could ultimately lead to resolutions of major issues....   [tags: civil rights violence, music, society]
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‘What Role Does Film, Music & Interactive Media Such as Computer Games Play in Influencing or Motivating an Individual To Act Out in Violence? - Since the development and broadcast of violence in television or more, namely film there has been studies conducted as to try, reveal how much of the portrayed negative connotations affect the violent acts of members of the public. Similarly and more so with the Seventies, Eighties and Nighties era music has been portrayed as ‘demonic‘ the way it is noted in the media. However, it is suggested by those that listened to Heavy Metal that became a rebellious act against parents and a revolution during the period of 1969 and 1974, that this is not the case....   [tags: technology, tv, city of god]
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Negative Effects of Rap Music - Is today “Gangster rap” and rappers corrupting society, introducing drugs and provoking violence. In the mid-1980s Gangster rap came to be depicting images of violence, guns, gangs, drugs, and sexism. By the 1990s rap music became a major part of the industry and topped the charts. As people began to want different things; different music was created and that contributed to the variety of music that we have today. This is one of the many things that makes America different but is severely under looked by everyone....   [tags: gangster rap, violence]
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Media and Youth Violence - What effects do Video Games, Music, and Television have on Youth Violence. Many people today wonder why so many children are committing crimes. Children today are so far more advance then children of the pass. Many children spend so much time in playing video games and watching television. Parents today are in the dark about what their children are doing, which lead into children going an extra step in finding out things the hard way. Though some experts claim that family structures are the cause for youth violence, many notice that video games, music, and television are increasing violence in youth today....   [tags: Teens, Video Games, Music, TV] 563 words
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Media Violence vs. Real Violence - Television is the source of the most broadly shared images and messages in history; it is the mainstream of the common symbolic environment into which children are born and which has a major part to play in our lives. One can argue that media violence contribute towards social violence where the effects place a huge impact in ones being. Television violence is not only a form of media violence; there are other significant forms of media that contribute to media violence which are computer games, comic books and music....   [tags: Violence] 1096 words
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Pop Culture: Music is a Positive Influence - Pop Culture: Music is a Positive Influence Music has been known throughout time. It can help us through everything. There are so many solutions with music to help a person go through so many situations. Music can affect many people in many different ways. Without music some people would be lost and would have no motivation. Music can provide inspiration and insight through education. Music has influence on suicides, killings and shootings, and provocative actions. It can also influence good morals, respect, allowing differences, health, and much more....   [tags: violence, sex, drugs, rap, heavy metal]
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Racial Stereotypes Associated With Rap and Hip Hop Music - A race issue that occurs within the rap and hip-hop musical genre is the racial stereotypes associated with the musical form. According to Brandt, and Viki rap music and hip- hop music are known for fomenting crime violence, and the continuing formation of negative perceptions revolving around the African-American race (p.362). Many individuals believe that rap and hip-hop music and the culture that forms it is the particular reason for the degradation of the African-American community and the stereotypes that surround that specific ethnic group....   [tags: violence, racism, portrayal] 682 words
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The Psychology of Heavy Metal Music - Does heavy metal music have effects on society. Many people love listening to this kind of music and they love going to concerts where these bands are playing. Going to concerts and listening to music is the whole part of the music industry. If fans did not go to concerts, then musicians would not be able to make money and be successful. Many people love listening to heavy metal music; however, some people think that it could lead to violence, depression, and self- loathing. There have been numerous events in society where heavy metal musicians have been blamed for the events that took place....   [tags: Music]
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The Truth Behind Music and Television - How many hours, on average, do young adults spend listening to music and watching television. For music, young adults spend about two and a half hours listening throughout the day. Music is merely organized sound that is meaningful and designed to entertain the audience listening. Music and television are more than just relaxing activities to spend extra time but can affect the psychological and developmental process of young adults. It may help young adults get their feelings across easily, but it does more harm than good....   [tags: Music ]
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Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth - Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth When a child observes daily occurrences of violence across: news broadcast, radio, and public incidences, why society is so violent should not be the question, but how society can decrease youth violence should be explored. Today’s youth has an overwhelming burden to bear. Violence has increased in society and youth often are exposed to situations that end in violent acts. The family dynamic has changed significantly in the last 40 years: with increased divorce, single parent households, and blended families the variability for children to be unsupervised allows for increased exposure to violence as well as expressing violence....   [tags: Violence]
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Violence is the Enemy of Today’s Youth - Children are dying, and too often parents don’t figure out what their child was involved in until it is too late. Today’s youth has an overwhelming burden to bear because of growing societal violence. When youth observes daily occurrences of violence, why society is so violent should not be the question, but how society can decrease youth violence should be what is scrutinize. The family dynamic has changed much in the last 40 years: with increased divorce, single parent households, and blended families contributing to the variability for children to be unsupervised....   [tags: Violence]
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Protecting Children from Television Violence - Summary #1 Television violence, and media violence in general, has been a controversial topic for several years. The argument is whether young children are brainwashed into committing violent real-world crimes because of violent and pugnacious behavior exposed in mass media. In his article “No Real Evidence for TV Violence Causing Real Violence”, Jonathan Freedman, a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto and author of “Media Violence and Its Effect on Aggression: Assessing the Scientific Evidence”, discusses how television violence, claimed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), does not cause real-world aggression among adolescents....   [tags: Violence ]
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Positive Effects of Music - Music is an art form that usually combines singing with different instruments and rhythms. Many genres of music aid in interesting different people and different moods, so that everyone can enjoy it. Music does two significant things for us; it increases stimulation in the brain, and assists in coping with difficult situations. It’s hard to ignore the fact that music exists and is constantly evolving because it’s everywhere; from our homes to our cars, our cars to our school, from out school to our jobs, it’s even taught and discussed in schools....   [tags: Music] 510 words
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Does Media Influence Violence in the Behavior of Children? - Critical Reading in Early Childhood Studies Does media influence violence in the behaviour of children. In this assignment, I will be writing about whether or not media such as television, comic books, music, video games, internet and movies influence violence in the way children behaves. Media influences violent behaviour in children because they learn what they see, also the heroes in cartoons or movies receive rewards for using violence to solve a situation therefore children might think or believe that this is the right way to solve problems related to their everyday life....   [tags: Violence ]
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The Media and Violence in our Society - Violence has always played a role in the media. It is found everywhere around the world. Media does contribute to violence in our society. This essay will prove that media does contribute to violence in our society by examining music, video games and Web Sites. Firstly, one form of violence which influences behaviour in our society is music. This sort of media is a concern to parents who are interested in the development and growth of their children because of the negative and destructive themes of some kinds of music....   [tags: Violent Gaming Video Game Music Internet] 631 words
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Effects of Hip-Hop and Country Music on Society - From my point of view, when people today are asked what forms of music they enjoy, some might say all forms except hip-hop or all forms except country. When they are asked why, some may say because it’s either to boring or too provocative. I believe that both hip-hop and country music both bring some form of negativity on society, not only in America, but all around the world. Some of the most common negative effects that I believe they might bring on society are violence, such as abuse, suicide, and/or drugs and alcohol....   [tags: Music]
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Media Violence - There has been far-reaching research on the link between televised violence and violent behavior amongst adolescents. Current studies have shown a direct correlation between aggressive conduct and watching violence depicted in many media services and suggest that media is a variable that put children at risk of aggressive behavior (Huesmann, Moise-Titus, Podolski, & Eron, 1992). According to the American Psychological Association, watching playing violent scenes them on games and television, can desensitize children to the suffering and pain of others and may be a greater risk of acting aggressively toward others and they're less bothered by violence in general and less likely to see anythi...   [tags: Violence ]
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Rap Music's Influence Upon Teenagers - People are surrounded by music every day of their lives. They hear it in their homes, on the radio on their way to work; some people have even caught themselves humming the tune of their favorite song to themselves. But how many people actually listen and not just hear the music they are listening to. Teens in particular don’t realize the message behind the music they are quoting the lyrics to, or the effect it has on them. In today’s culture where rap music has become increasingly popular, many teens aren’t realizing what they are listening to....   [tags: Music & Society, modern music]
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Does The Influence of Music Have an Effect Contemporary Youth? - Does The Influence of Music Have an Effect Contemporary Youth. Ever since the shocking event in Littleton, which involved two avid Marylyn Manson fans, society has been questioning the effects of aggressive contemporary music on the youth. Although evidence suggests that there is a notable link between violence and aggressive music, it must be realized that other factors influence teenage violence even more so. Shootouts, much like the Columbine incident, are commonly seen in many of today’s films, as well as films years ago....   [tags: Teen Violence Movies Media Essays]
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Analysis of Violence in the Media - While violence is not new to the human race, it is an accumulative epidemic that is taking over today’s society. With firearms, ammunition and explosives becoming more accessible, this is resulting into more violent behavior and less serious consequences. Violence in the media plays an imperative role in the etiology of violent and hostile behavior in the world today. While it is difficult to determine which age group have experienced more televised violence, studies have shown that the consequences of aggressive and violent behavior have brought a great deal of human agonizing, suffering, pain and financial destitution to our society, as well as an atmosphere of apprehension, distress and d...   [tags: violence, media, video games]
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Music Education Should music education be cut out of the school budget? - Can music be a distraction to other students working in classrooms. Can music change how a person thinks or feels. Is music a different medium that one can learn from. Are music education cuts robbing students of the opportunity to learn and grow through a different medium. These are all questions that one should take into consideration when they are thinking about cutting music education from the schools. There are many roles that music education can take; roles in society, and involving jobs and extra activities for the young and the old....   [tags: Education, Music]
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Punk Music- History of American Popular Music - Punk Music History of American Popular Music; Period 5 The poet Victor Hugo once stated that “music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot be silent.” This quote seems to represent punk music in a way that isn’t immediately apparent. Punk is considered to be an “underground” genre and style that is popular with teens and young adults that feel oppressed. The expression that "cannot be put into words" and "cannot be silent" describes the ideals of punk perfectly. The punk genre and age was born in 1977 in the United States and Britain....   [tags: Music Industry, Victor Hugo, History]
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Children, Media, and Violence - "The evidence is overwhelming. To argue against it, the link between media violence and teen violence is like arguing against gravity," said Jeffrey McIntyre, legislative and federal affairs officer for the American Psychological Association. As children are exposed to acts of violence in the media through television, video games, music, movies, etc. alarming results are occurring. The main negative effect being an increase in aggression among youth who are regularly exposed to the media and an increase in violent patterns as they mature into adulthood....   [tags: Media Violence and Aggression]
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The Role of Music in Society - Music has played a role in society since the dawn of man. Said to be the beginning of communication in early civilization, music and dance have influenced how we think, act and treat members of our own society. Song and dance is used in rites of passage ceremonies such as births, weddings and funerals throughout the world. Jamaican and Yoruba cultures have made many contributions to our society. The uses of this music as a vehicle for political issues, values, and beliefs have been used by many musicians from different cultures....   [tags: nigeria, juju music, yoruba poetry]
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The Power of Music - “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” These were the words of Sergei Rachmaninoff, a Russian composer and pianist who was very influential in the twentieth century. Sergei’s perception of music was accurate because he understood the impact and significance music can have. Everybody knows what music is and they all have heard a form of it but most people underestimate the value and power music has in our everyday lives. Whether they know it or not music plays a vital role in the lives of people today....   [tags: Music]
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Music Lyrics: Rights for Rights - “[T]his nation was founded on respect for a wide range of viewpoints and faiths, a factor that has given the United States a special heritage and unique stability.” There have been many cases in which music lyrics have been changed as a result of offensive lyrics that citizens did not agree with, and unfortunately people hold the power so changes had to be made, but is it right. Record companies must not put regulations upon music lyrics, because it breaks an individual’s constitutional rights. (Patman) A very important and large reason that any record company should not censor music lyrics is simply because a 200 year old document, known as the constitution protects an individual from being...   [tags: music lyrics, record company, songs]
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Media Violence - Violence has been a contributing negative factor to society throughout history. Many researchers believe that the use of violent media, particularly video games, play a huge role in the downward trend of behavior and attitude of youth, and that this behavior continues to spiral out of control. However, other researchers believe that since violence has been occurring since the beginning of time, that adolescence are as capable today of violence, as they were a thousand years ago. Research has been found to link violent maladaptive behavior to the use of video games, but other researchers believe that the outcome is inconsistent to the findings, since the results are often skewed....   [tags: Television Violence ] 1535 words
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The Effects of Media Violence on Teenagers - Media Violence has been discussed and debated for many years. Authors, such as Jonathan L. Freedman reveal issues that reveal how corporate storytellers are less concerned with imparting positive cultural values than they are with making great sums of money. These multimillion-dollar corporations know violence is a major profit boost and use it indiscriminately to increase their income. Unfortunately, among the consumers of this unwarranted violence are young children and teenagers who observe and absorb its content....   [tags: Violence ]
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Analysis of M.I.A.'s Paper Planes Music Video - There is one universal language: the language of music. Music has a special quality and ability to bridge both social and cultural divides. A proposed theory by Dr. Gray, Founder and Director of National Musical Arts’ BioMusic Program; describes music has been around longer than human-beings have. Music is the one thing human beings from various backgrounds can relate to. Every living creature would agree. Music is heard everywhere not just among humans, but in nature as well, through the twitting of birds, winds blowing, the soft sound of raindrops against a windowpane, the ocean waves moving back and forth and the hum of the ocean rushing in a sea shell....   [tags: Music Analysis ]
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Music Therapy and Child Abuse - Literature Review The purpose of this study is to assess the relationship between survivors of child abuse in music therapy sessions on reported self-esteem and perceived locus of control. Sawyer and Judd (2012) define child abuse as a “tragedy that harms children psychologically, emotionally and physically while disrupting healthy development.” Survivors of childhood trauma must live in fear of the accused perpetrator, go to numerous court proceedings, and manage complications associated with changes in family dynamics....   [tags: Traumatic Events. Music, Study, Control Group]
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Heavy Metal Music - Heavy Metal music is a genre that has always been seen as music of the devil. This is due to the violence of the instruments and the supposed vehemence behind the lyrics. Heavy Metal music is a branch of rock and roll that began in the mid 1970’s with bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Black Sabbath. This style of music is known for an overpowering drumbeat, distorted electric guitar, and clean vocals, with some screaming on the side. Adults and parents have seen such sounds as loud, disruptive, and harmful....   [tags: Music, instruments, devil]
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Hip Hop and Rap Music - Hip Hop and Rap Music Introduction Every so often a new style of music emerges that takes America by storm and comes to represent the generation that grows up with it. In the 50's it was rock'n'roll, followed by the Motown sound of the 60's. The 1970's brought folk music and disco, and in the 80's it was rap. Perhaps no other form of music has crossed as many boundaries and become a bridge between America's many cultures as rap has. Let's face it, if you listen to any current or some old rap/hip hop CDs in America there is always an intro which paves the way for the rest of the songs and gives you a taste of what the CD is going to be like....   [tags: Music Research Paper Rap Hip Hop Essays]
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Music, Radio and Teens - Music, Radio and Teens The first thing that teenagers will do when they get into their car is to turn on the radio. They flip through the channels hoping to find that latest hit that all the stations are playing. Whether it's the newest pop rock song, or that catchy country tune, everyone wants to hear it. This is an example of how powerful the radio can be in influencing what teens listen to. Here is a closer look at the specific genres and how these styles are affecting today's teens through the radio....   [tags: Hip Hop Rap Essays Music Musical Essays]
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Violence in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been? by Joyce Carol Oates - “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?” is a short story that is about a fifteen year old pretty teenager named Connie, who does not get along with her mother and is irritated by her sister. Her sister can do no wrong in her mother's eyes while she is constantly getting criticized. Connie enjoys listening to music, watching movies, and spends a lot of time going out with her best friend and meeting boys. Until one day, a creepy guy, she had seen out one night shows up in her driveway when her family is out....   [tags: family, music, rape] 527 words
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The Role of the Media in Rwanda's Violence - Many situations and acts that are unacceptable need a stressor. Stressors are situations and/or events that lead to a catastrophic outcome, such as the Rwanda genocide. The tension between both the Hutu and Tutsi already existed; it only needed something to reach its breaking point – a stressor. On April 6, 1994, the plane that occupied Juvenal Habyarimana, President of Rwanda, and Cyprien Ntaryamina, President of Burundi crashed due to unexplained circumstances. Over the next three months in Rwanda after the crash carrying both Presidents, mass killings began to occur....   [tags: History Media Violence]
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School Violence - On April 20, 1999 Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold opened fire on Columbine Highschool killing twelve fellow classmates and one teacher. School violence changes our youths morals. From bullying to peer pressure, youth are exposed to school violence everyday. What is school violence. School violence varies from accounts of “death, homicide, suicide, weapon related violence, in the US.” (c1) School violence can occur to and from school, while attending a school sponsored event, on a bus, or at an activity....   [tags: School Violence Essays] 846 words
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The Growing Problem of Teenage Violence in Schools Today - The Growing Problem of Teenage Violence in Schools Today There is a growing problem with teenage violence today in school. The problem is teenagers are getting more and more violent. Many of them resort to violence as a way to deal with anger and stress. Most of teenage violence starts with the so called thugs who think they rule the school. Not just the thugs but anybody in general who thinks they can beat up on people and act all tough and push everyone around. Another source of this violence is the outcasts or nerds that the bullies pick on because they’re different, but the worst type of violence is racism, like Nazis who hate people because of there race, religion, or there sexual...   [tags: School Violence Essays] 1197 words
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Television Violence and Domestic Violence - Abstract We examined the various forms of television violence and domestic violence in America. We provided statistics showing the amounts of violence facts about adolescent exposure. We compared and contrasted the differing effects of both and implemented a study to analyze the similarities. We observed children and gathered data regarding their response to specific kinds of violence and the psychological effects of each. We expected that the effects of television violence and domestic would be strikingly similar to one another and the results of our study prove the similarities and provoke awareness to the differences....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]
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