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The SAGE Handbook of Child Development explores the multicultural development of children through the varied and complex interplay of traditional agents of socialization as well as contemporary media influences, examining how socialization practices and media content construct and teach us about diverse cultures. Editors Joy K. Asamen, Mesha L. Ellis, and Gordon L. Berry, along with chapter authors from a wide variety of disciplines, highlight how to analyze, compare, and contrast alternative perspectives of children of different cultures, domestically and globally, with the major principles and theories of child development in cognitive, socioemotional, and/or social/contextual domains.
Chapter 19: The Multicultural Implications of Popular Music
The Multicultural Implications of Popular Music
Of all the media, perhaps none is more relevant to youth than popular music. Nor is any other medium more essentially multicultural, in two senses. First, however one defines culture, it is possible to identify hundreds, even thousands, of them worldwide, all incorporating music into their social fabric and most producing music that is in some way culturally distinct. Thus, multiple cultures create multiple musics. Second, this rich profusion of music styles and genres creates opportunities for listeners to cross boundaries and expose themselves to music from outside their own cultural confines, leading to multicultural awareness and (perhaps) understanding.
This chapter explores some of the multicultural dimensions of popular music. First, we will ...