Looking particularly at 5 Seconds of Summer, this project will explore how bands classed under the “boy band” genre are held in a lower respect than bands of similar sound or commercial success for the simple fact that they are marketed toward young girls. I will go on to use feminist theory to examine how the fact that they (and boy bands as a whole) are being seen as “less than” within the music industry for being marketed toward young girls thereby reflects a greater societal sexism both women and men exist within.
I know that 5 Seconds of Summer has had a lot of commercial success and have written with people from bands that are better appreciated musically- members of Simple Plan, Good Charlotte, and All Time Low. I also know a fair bit about the actual genre 5 Seconds of Summer plays, and other bands who play a similar style of music. This i...
... middle of paper ...
... things in the way in which I would like. I also think it would be interesting to do this because 5 Seconds of Summer as a band started out on YouTube so it kind of comes full circle.
I think this will contribute to the music side of things in that it may help the band gain recognition it deserves or better illuminate why boy bands are treated with the quick judgement they are within western society.
I also think it will provide insight in how bigger frames of thinking within society regarding feminism and how things marketed for women may be seen as “less than.” It will raise questions regarding why things young females are liking are seen as bad and hopefully provide better answers to the questions by establishing clear connections between the concept of boy bands as something marketed to young girls and written off immediately for the same reason.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- The majority of people in society believe they are meant to do certain things in their lives. Some believe they are meant to teach others, or heal, and some believe they are meant to create something. The feeling that one must be creating art in the form of sound is a common character trait amongst those who join bands. The reasons men and women become a part of musical groups are similar in most cases if not the same. Musicians seek out music for similar reasons and join together to play music in groups because of this.... [tags: punk rock, musician, musical band, equality]
2409 words (6.9 pages)
- The Speckled Band and the Man with the Twisted Lip In the beginning of the story, The Speckled Band, a young woman arrived at Sherlock Holmes house at quarter past seven in the morning, with a very urgent matter that she needed to talk to him about. The matter being that the young woman, Miss Helen Stoner, is fearful for her life, because her sister, Miss Julia Stoner died in the usual circumstances such as she died two weeks before her wedding. She died in her room, and before she died, she would regularly hear low whistling and low metallic clanging noises at around three in the morning.... [tags: Speckled Band Twisted Lip Compare Essays]
3803 words (10.9 pages)
- History of Cherokee Indians in the United States In the early nineteenth century, while the United States expanded into the lower south, white settlers faced a difficulty. That colony was already home for the Indians, and most Americans thought Cherokees were getting into their way of development. Even though the land was the Indian’s way of life, Americans decided to evacuate them. When Andrew Jackson took office, he pursued the Indian removal policy. Under his administration no less than ninety four treaties were made with the Indians, but the United States began moving them westward.... [tags: Native American history in the US]
1473 words (4.2 pages)
- The first thing to note about this performance by Guayo Cedeño and the Coco Band is the venue. The Brookfield Place is located downtown, but feels much more like an upscale mall than anything else. The stage itself was in what could be considered a food court, open to anyone passing by. This is not to say that was a bad. Quite the contrary, it proved to be an ideal place for such a performance. The openness allowed for a diverse audience, and also allowed for the speakers to echo the music everywhere.... [tags: Performance, Music, Music genre, Audience]
724 words (2.1 pages)
- A couple of months ago, I went to a concert up in Denver. The band that played was called dada. They are a three-man pop rock band that have been playing since their first album was released in 1992. The band has a small following, but the amphitheater still was still quite full by the time the band started playing. Before this concert, I had been to a couple others in the past with bands of a similar type playing in a similar setting to that of the amphitheater I found myself in a couple of months ago.... [tags: Society, Band]
598 words (1.7 pages)
- The Beatles are unmistakably the most well-known band in the world. The Beatle mania that started in Liverpool and spread throughout the world has changed the music world forever. The Beatles’ astounding careers have affected the music and culture of their era and continue to affect us today. John Lennon, a boy from Liverpool, England, was the leader of a small band called Quarry Men. John knew that he wanted to do great things in music, and wanted to go much further than where he was at the time.... [tags: music, the beatle, memory]
1116 words (3.2 pages)
- In our current culture, men and women are placed in this stereotype of behaving in a certain way. Assumptions and social knowledge of how men and women should live becomes a key factor in the debate of how they pursue a certain lifestyle. Women are categorize as being unable to take on certain roles and placed in this passive and submissive role while men are portrayed by the society as being dominant, tough and in control. These gender roles are based on norms or standards, created by society. As a consequence, these traditional gender roles has manipulated the way society perceives gender and their roles they play.... [tags: Gender, Gender role, Sociology, Female]
712 words (2 pages)
Comparing the Way in Which Helen Stoner and Mary Maloney are Treated in The Speckled Band and Lamb to Slaughter
- Comparing the Way in Which Helen Stoner and Mary Maloney are Treated in The Speckled Band and Lamb to Slaughter This essay will consist of a study of the short story, ‘The Speckled Band’ by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle written in 1292. Short stories are condensed fictional narratives, which have been popular since the nineteenth century and still remain so today. They typically concern a relatively small number of characters involved in a single event or situation. There is usually only one thermatic focus, aimed at provoking a single emotional response from the reader.... [tags: Papers]
1121 words (3.2 pages)
- How Arthur Conan Doyle Creates an Atmosphere of Mystery and Builds Suspense in The Speckled Band In many of Holmes' adventures, Conan Doyle used a successful personal formula to create mystery and build suspense, and "The Speckled Band" is no exception. Watson begins the story by stating that he cannot recall any case that represented more 'singular features' than that of the one he is about to narrate. Despite this rather impressive beginning, analysis of the other adventures reveals that this is the fairly 'standard' opening for Conan Doyle.... [tags: Papers]
1239 words (3.5 pages)
- Cultural Anthropology Almost all cultures world wide have highly developed traditions of music and dance. According to Mari Womack, author of Being Human: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, music and dance carry much importance within a culture. "As do other artistic forms, music and dance reflect cultural and social organization. Cultural values can be conveyed in the words of a song, and the performance of a song or a dance is dependent on the social context" (Womack 226). Music and instruments are of great significance in many places world wide.... [tags: Marching Band Arts Music Dance Papers]
4364 words (12.5 pages)