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dc.contributor.advisorMacLennan, Anne
dc.creatorFoley, Rebecca Irene Marie
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-20T18:44:04Z
dc.date.available2016-09-20T18:44:04Z
dc.date.copyright2016-04-13
dc.date.issued2016-09-20
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10315/32295
dc.description.abstractThis thesis focuses on the censorship, or lack thereof, of discriminatory language on Canadian radio stations. In addition to purely discriminatory based language, this project also investigated the ways in which race, gender, sexuality, and ability were employed in popular music. Two data sets were analysed qualitatively and quantitatively to find that private and public radio stations in Canada are more likely to censor discriminatory or explicit content than their community station counterparts. Further, discriminatory language based on gender, is not only more likely to be contained in popular music, but it is also less likely to be censored in comparison to language based on racial or sexual orientation based discrimination. The first data set included 485 songs from the Billboard Hot 100 charts between 1985 and 2015. The second data set included 2818 songs from a six-month period (May-October 2015) of the top twenty charts from 27 different radio stations in Canada, including private, public, and community stations.
dc.language.isoen
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dc.subjectMusic
dc.title"Crazy B****": Discriminatory Language, Radio Censorship, Regulation, and Enforcement Policies in Canada
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.degree.disciplineCommunication & Culture, Joint Program with Ryerson University
dc.degree.nameMA - Master of Arts
dc.degree.levelMaster's
dc.date.updated2016-09-20T18:44:04Z
dc.subject.keywordsRadio  
dc.subject.keywordsLanguage
dc.subject.keywordsBroadcast policy
dc.subject.keywordsDiscrimination
dc.subject.keywordsPopular music
dc.subject.keywordsCanada
dc.subject.keywordsCensorship


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