Date of Award

5-10-2019

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Anthropology

First Advisor

Cassandra White

Second Advisor

Steven Black

Third Advisor

Jennifer Patico

Abstract

In this study, I examine how feminism is constructed in Brazil by focusing on Brazilian musicians and consumers of their music. I also explore how Brazilian musicians use music to combat normative ideas in the country. Through analysis of popular Brazilian music (lyrics and music videos), and through ethnographic methods, I demonstrate that there is a conflict occurring within Brazil regarding embracing feminism, female sexuality, and blackness, as well as a fight for equal rights and citizenship.

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