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dc.contributor.advisorStone, Sara J.
dc.contributor.authorDavis, Kristine Ann.
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-14T12:36:18Z
dc.date.available2011-09-14T12:36:18Z
dc.date.copyright2011-08
dc.date.issued2011-09-14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2104/8206
dc.description.abstractFor the past 30 years, rap music has made its way into the mainstream of America, taking an increasingly prominent place in popular culture, particularly for youth, its main consumers. This thesis looks at wealth through the lens of semiotics, an important component of critical/cultural theory, using a hermeneutical analysis of 11 rap songs, spanning the last decade of rap music to find signification and representation of wealth in the rap song lyrics. The research finds three important themes of wealth - relationship between wealth and the opposite sex, wealth that garners respect from other people, and wealth as a signifier for "living the good life" - and five signifiers of wealth – money, cars, attire, liquor, and bling.en_US
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dc.rightsBaylor University theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. Contact librarywebmaster@baylor.edu for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.subjectRap music.en_US
dc.subjectQualitative.en_US
dc.subjectSemiotics.en_US
dc.subjectHermeneutics.en_US
dc.subjectWealth.en_US
dc.subjectHip hop music.en_US
dc.titleGet rich or die tryin’ : a semiotic approach to the construct of wealth in rap music.en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.A.en_US
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide accessen_US
dc.contributor.departmentJournalism.en_US
dc.contributor.schoolsBaylor University. Dept. of Journalism.en_US


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