Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
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.
Powers, Alexis Lynn, "Feminist Music in Brazil and its Effects on Women's Identity: Feminism, Sexuality, and Blackness." Thesis, Georgia State University, 2019.