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Author: Edward G. Armstrong

Title: Gangsta Misogyny

Subtitle: A Content Analysis of the Portrayals of Violence against Women in Rap Music, 1987-1993

Journal: Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture

Volume: 8

Issue: 2

Year: 2001

Pages: 96-126

ISSN: 1070-8286 – Find a Library: WordCat

Language: English

Keywords: Modern History: 20th Century | American History: U.S. History | Representations: Song Texts


Link: School of Criminal Justice, University at Albany (Free Access)


Abstract: »Gangsta rap music is often identified with violent and misogynist lyric portrayals. This article presents the results of a content analysis of gangsta rap music's violent and misogynist lyrics. The gangsta rap music domain is specified and the work of thirteen artists as presented in 490 songs is examined. A main finding is that 22% of gangsta rap music songs contain violent and misogynist lyrics. A deconstructive interpretation suggests that gangsta rap music is necessarily understood within a context of patriarchal hegemony.« (Source: Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture)


  Abstract (p. 96)
  Introduction (p. 96)
  Theory (p. 96)
  Data and Methods (p. 97)
  Collection and Classification (p. 98)
  Description of Violent and Misogynist Lyric Content (p. 100)
    Assault (p. 100)
    Rape (p. 101)
    Murder (p. 102)
    Rape and Murder (p. 103)
  Results (p. 103)
  Discussion (p. 104)
  Conclusion (p. 105)
  Endnotes (p. 107)
  References (p. 109)
  Appendix A: Discography of Gangsta Rap, 1987 to 1993 (p. 119)
  Table One: Gangsta Rap Artists and Violent/Misogynist (V/M) Lyrics (p. 126)

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