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Gender and Media Studies

Title: Gender and Media Studies.
Name(s): Cunningham, Kelley Suzette, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: serial
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: From Dolly Parton to Taylor Swift, country music encompasses a wide range of artists with a variety of unique traits. Public persona plays a large role in the marketing of country music, affecting how audiences respond and relate to artists. Through the citation and analysis of recent news articles, I interpreted the media's response to current country artists relating to their public personas and social media presences. My process consisted of collecting articles from LexisNexis as well as the websites of popular online news sources. The articles, ranging from 2013 to early 2015, were centered around Dolly Parton and her over 60-year-long career, as well as newer country artists such as Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, and Florida-Georgia Line. The majority of articles focused on each artist's specific persona, and how these personas manifest on the internet, television, and live performance. However, each recent article in the database featuring the artists was considered, and I was able to identify a variety of contemporary music industry topics, many of which emerged throughout research process. For example, the internet's effect on the music industry was a subject that kept appearing. Not only does the internet offer streaming services that make music more accessible than ever, but it alters the entire artist-audience dynamic by making once-distant stars more relatable. The internet has also encouraged blending with other genres such as pop and hip-hop,creating new sub-genres and transforming artists into completely unique celebrity personalities.
Identifier: FSU_migr_undergradsymposium2015-0004 (IID)
Keywords: gender, music, media
Subject(s): Arts
English language
English literature
Gender expression
Gender identity
Sex (Psychology)
Study and teaching
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Undergraduate Research Symposium 2015.

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