Read the first three paragraphs of the article and look over the rest as needed, then respond to the questions in your small groups.
Message in the Music: Political Commentary in Black Popular Music from Rhythm and Blues to Early Hip Hop
- What seems to be the main purpose of the article? How does it contribute to the development of new knowledge within a particular academic field? What kinds of research questions does it address?
- How can you tell that the article is a secondary source? How can you tell that it's an academic source?
- What academic fields might be interested in the issues raised in the article? Think broadly about the possibilities.
- If you wanted to find additional sources to explore the issues raised in the article, what kinds of key words would you use in a search engine or library database? List as many as you can.