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HORMIGOS-RUIZ, Jaime; GOMEZ-ESCARDA, María  and  PERELLO-OLIVER, Salvador. Music and gender violence in Spain. A comparative study by musical styles. Convergencia [online]. 2018, vol.25, n.76, pp.75-98. ISSN 2448-5799.

Violence against women remains a first-order social problem in contemporary societies. The objective of this work is to study how this problem is treated in popular music songs in Spain, establishing a relationship between the different musical styles and the description they make of gender violence. This research is developed from a quantitative methodology based on the content analysis of a sample of 210 songs that deal with gender violence in their lyrics over the last 40 years. This research wants to show how popular music songs are an ideal communication tool to raise awareness of the dimensions of the problem of gender violence.

Keywords : violence against women; songs; sociology of music; musical communication; socialization.

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