Are Graphic Music Lyrics Harmful?, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: At Issue Series
  • Noah Berlatsky
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  • ISBN-10: 0737776218
  • ISBN-13: 9780737776218
  • DDC: 363.4
  • Grade Level Range: 10th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 98 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released April 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Provides a wide range of opinions on a specific social issue. Offers a variety of perspectives-eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper and magazine accounts, and many more-to illuminate the issue. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations point to sources for further research.

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At Issue Series

The At Issue series includes a wide range of opinion on a single controversial subject. Each volume includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives -- eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials and many others. Extensive bibliographies and annotated lists of relevant organizations to contact offer a gateway to future research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Books in the At Issue Series.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Intent Is a Flawed Standard for Determining Legitimate Threats.
2: Violent Lyrics Increase Aggression.
3: The Media Overhypes the Effects of Violent Music Lyrics.
4: Rap Music Can Both Encourage and Discourage Violence.
5: Sexual Music Lyrics Harm Children.
6: Explicit Music Lyrics Can Raise Awareness of Sexual Violence.
7: Degrading Lyrics Don’t Harm Women.
8: Criticism of Beyoncé Is Often Harmful to Black Women.
9: Sexism in “Bro Country” Is Harming Country Music.
10: “Bro Country” Can be Smart, Fun, and Harmless.
11: Rap Lyrics Encourage Positive Capitalist Values.
Organizations to Contact.