Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Richard J. Jensen
Number of Pages
This study provides an analysis of music as a form of interpersonal communication by examining how independent singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco's music lyrics provide her listeners with a foundation for relationship formation based on empathy and self disclosure. This study divides DiFranco's song lyrics into three categories of folk music, more specifically, message, protest, and propaganda songs which provide her audience with an ideology to which her fans can relate. Additionally, DiFranco's messages fall into the psychological categories of emotion, perception, cognition, motivation, needs, and memory as well as the sociological categories which demonstrate how her messages reach society--through the folk categories of message, propaganda, and protest music.
Ani DiFranco; Communication; Depth; DiFranco; Interpersonal; Lyrics; Music; View
Music; Mass media
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Ginsburg, Robyn Jana, "Music and interpersonal communication: An in-depth view of Ani DiFranco and her lyrics" (1996). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 835.