Hip Hop cultured music videos have raised concern among our nation’s leaders, parents and communities. Since the introduction of music videos in the early 1980s the medium has crossed cultural, regional and ethnic boundaries (Rose, 1994). This medium has been well researched since the 1980s. The focus of this study is Hip Hop cultured music videos from years 1989-2006. The uniqueness of this study is that it focuses on nonverbal sex role interactions in this genre of music videos. This study found many useful trends. For example, men were portrayed as more dominant and/or vertical than women in the sampled music videos.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Music videos--History and criticism; Hip-hop--Social aspects; Sex role in music; Nonverbal communication
Department, Program, or Center
Department of Communication (CLA)
Kimbrel, Deanna Niccole, "The visual analysis of heterogeneous sex role interactions: a content analysis of popular music videos" (2008). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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