Proposal Due (300 words plus bibliography)
Submit a 300-word proposal of your individual research project (IRP). What is your topic? Why have you chosen it? How will you conduct your research (library, archives, interviews, online, blogs, videos, etc.)? Give some brief background information of the topic. What difficulties might you encounter in doing this work, and how might you overcome them?
Choose a topic that demonstrates understanding of the relationship between popular music and social movements. This topic must go beyond course material. Preferably, you will choose a topic that we have not discussed through course material. You may choose a topic outside the U.S. Or, you may want to dig deeper into a topic that we have touched on, but not had time to delve into. Also, feel free to focus on current events and music.
The proposal must include a preliminary bibliography of at least 8 secondary sources, at least 2 of which need to be academic (i.e., scholarly books or academic journal articles)
Here are a list of possible topics that are not covered in our class (you may choose one, or create your own);
Popular music and its relationships to…
environmentalism, apartheid, immigration/immigrant rights, Chicano/Latinx rights, indigenous rights (i.e., standing rock), anti-capitalism, anti-globalization, animal rights, various nationalist/independence movements, anti-colonialism, anti-fascism (antifa), communist revolutions (i.e., Cuba, China, USSR), disability rights, fair trade, etc.