Award Date

1-1-1996

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

First Committee Member

Richard J. Jensen

Number of Pages

102

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Ani DiFranco; Communication; Depth; DiFranco; Interpersonal; Lyrics; Music; View

Controlled Subject

Music; Mass media

File Format

pdf

File Size

2590.72 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/jpf6-7v2m


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