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Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Media Studies.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study deals with Brazilian popular genre of music Funk Carioca when sung by women and online reactions about this music style. Since Funk Carioca emerged in 1960 in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, a lot has been written and commented about the violence and social criticism contained in the lyrics of this genre. However, in 2010 women started to appear in the scenario of Funk Carioca not just as dancers, but as singers with a different discourse.

Through a quantitative analysis inspired in both CDA and Netnography approach the present study has explored what female Funk Carioca lyrics expresses, trying to understand its connection with third-wave-feminism movement, and what are the online reactions about this genre of music.

With the analysis of female Funk Carioca lyrics it was conclude that it presents themes that approximate to ideas addressed in third-wave-feminism. Besides, the analysis of online communities shows various online reactions about the topic female Funk Carioca. Some online reactions support this genre of music as being a demonstration of a feminist movement and others condemn it, connecting female Funk Carioca with aspects of moral panics.


Key-words: Music, female Funk Carioca, lyrics, online reactions, Third- Wave-Feminism and moral panic.

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2013. , 72 p.
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Media and Communications
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-93343OAI: diva2:646328
Available from: 2014-04-28 Created: 2013-09-08 Last updated: 2014-04-28Bibliographically approved

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