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Law, outlaw and deviancy in bro country

Keppel-Palmer, Marcus



This paper is a content analysis of lyrics of songs on albums released by artists within the "Bro Country" genre from 2012 - 2017 to read for topics relating to deviant conduct, the presence of law and the outlaw. Analysis shows a questionable relationship with alcohol and low level criminal/anti-social behaviour. However, in contrast to rap music, the police play an almost invisible role and there is a general respect for authority.


Keppel-Palmer, M. (2018, March). Law, outlaw and deviancy in bro country. Presented at SLSA Annual Conference 2018

Presentation Conference Type Lecture
Conference Name SLSA Annual Conference 2018
Start Date Mar 27, 2018
End Date Mar 29, 2018
Acceptance Date Jan 10, 2018
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords music, content analysis, country music, bro country, deviancy ib lyrics
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : SLSA Conference 2018


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