Death as portrayed to adolescents through top 40 rock and roll music

Plopper, Bruce L.; Ness, M. Ernest
December 1993
Adolescence;Winter93, Vol. 28 Issue 112, p793
Academic Journal
Examines the messages communicated by Top 40 rock songs to adolescents on death in American society. Influence of rock music; Analysis of death themes; Operational definition of rock and roll songs; Rock popularity; Male-dominated song content; Relationships in songs; Death for common people; Suicide; Heroic death; Death of idols; Focus on act of death; Finality of death.


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