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Gender Representation in Rap Music: A Discourse Analysis of the Lyrics Sung by Eminem Now and Then
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies.
2023 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This paper examines how gender, male and female, is represented in the lyrics by rap artist Eminem in his early work and his current one. The aim is to find out how the male and female genders are represented in the lyrics and if there are any differences depending on when it was released. The findings suggest that the female representation is more offensive than the male representation and that the description of actions portray women as victims and men as the violators in most cases. The results also show that the types of offensive representation are not different in the songs released in the 1990s and 2020s. The paper suggests that further research could be carried out in the specific genre of rap to look at possible differences in other artists’ songs as well as a comparison between different artists.

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2023. , p. 24
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Gender representation, rap music, Eminem, gender differences
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General Language Studies and Linguistics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-19739Local ID: EXE400OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-19739DiVA, id: diva2:1740931
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Available from: 2023-04-17 Created: 2023-03-02 Last updated: 2023-04-17Bibliographically approved

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