Pop Music Social Control

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According to Mannheim, social control is method where society ventures to influence people's behavior to preserve social order. For society to progress there must be control over the people to prevent deviation or cause a threat to society (, 2015). Different types of music create different emotions in people. Dark gothic songs pull out the emotion of anger, frustration and violence, whilst politically fueled music make people become active for a cause. In this paper, I will discuss how pop music is being used as a tool of social control. Pop music is potentially a tool for social control, partly because of its association with hypnotic rhythms, repetitive lyrics and flashing lights and expressive choreography. There is no
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