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Narco Corridos & Violence

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Date Issued:
2022
Abstract/Description:
A set of informal street codes that govern inner city environments in the U.S. have been identified by scholar Elijah Anderson. Anderson’s street code has been analyzed in a variety of ways, including via rap lyrics. This analysis documented how reflective culture and the street code is within a nontraditional source - music. By researching a Mexican sub-genre of music known as narco corridos, I extend this work with a qualitative lyrical content analysis. Using a sample size of 100 narco corridos sourced via the music application Spotify, Anderson’s framework was used as a starting point to uncover themes of violence, poverty, and respect. Findings support the existence of the street code in a violent Mexican subculture. To conclude, using music as a nontraditional academic source can be a powerful way to analyze and comprehend crime and culture in other areas of the world.
Title: Narco Corridos & Violence.
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Name(s): Robertson, John William George, author
Dario, Lisa , Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
School of Criminology and Criminal Justice
College of Social Work and Criminal Justice
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2022
Date Issued: 2022
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 59 p.
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: A set of informal street codes that govern inner city environments in the U.S. have been identified by scholar Elijah Anderson. Anderson’s street code has been analyzed in a variety of ways, including via rap lyrics. This analysis documented how reflective culture and the street code is within a nontraditional source - music. By researching a Mexican sub-genre of music known as narco corridos, I extend this work with a qualitative lyrical content analysis. Using a sample size of 100 narco corridos sourced via the music application Spotify, Anderson’s framework was used as a starting point to uncover themes of violence, poverty, and respect. Findings support the existence of the street code in a violent Mexican subculture. To conclude, using music as a nontraditional academic source can be a powerful way to analyze and comprehend crime and culture in other areas of the world.
Identifier: FA00013948 (IID)
Degree granted: Thesis (MS)--Florida Atlantic University, 2022.
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Includes bibliography.
Subject(s): Inner cities
Violence in music
Corridos
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