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Using Popular Songs to Teach Sociology
Vol. 10, No. 4 (Jul., 1983), pp. 529-538
Published by: American Sociological Association
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1317300
Page Count: 10
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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.
Teaching Sociology © 1983 American Sociological Association