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Violence in Popular Music

An Undergraduate Library Subject Guide providing suggested resources and other information for beginning research on the topic Violence in Popular Music.

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Suggested Keywords

Try these keywords when searching for information about your topic. 

  • Domestic violence 
  • Gender identity in music
  • Hip-hop
  • Music and society
  • Popular music
  • Racism in music
  • Rap (music) -- Social aspects
  • Rock (music) -- History and criticism
  • Sex role in mass media
  • Violence in mass media
  • Violence in music
  • Violence in popular culture 
  • Women in mass media