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Journal Article

Using Popular Songs to Teach Sociology

Howard Elterman
Teaching Sociology
Vol. 10, No. 4 (Jul., 1983), pp. 529-538
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1317300
Page Count: 10
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Using Popular Songs to Teach Sociology
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Abstract

This article describes the use of popular songs and lyrics as a teaching device for a variety of sociology courses. Specific examples are provided for using this technique to teach the topic of social class, and the strong points as well as problems involved in getting students to analyze songs are considered. Some resources for locating songs are also included.

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