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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1992

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Geography

First Advisor

Charles F. Gritzner

Abstract

This study attempts to identify and interpret selected geographical references presented in popular music lyrics and to categorize these "images" into geographical themes. Further, it suggests that popular music lyrics may exert a qualitative influence on the evolution of mental maps. The lifestyle of musicians and the nature of the industry also lend themselves to the formation of certain perceptions.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Popular music -- United States -- Texts
Geographical perception

Format

application/pdf

Publisher

South Dakota State University

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