Date of Graduation
College of Creative Arts
School of Music
Travis D Stimeling
This document investigates contemporary country music of the late 2000s to 2010s, looking specifically at how consent is represented in the songs of solo male artists from this time period. Constructing the framework of "Consent Songs," this document provides three different category of Consent Song: Hypothetical, Real-Life, and Breakup. Employing perspectives from popular music studies, as well as gender and sexuality studies, this document looks at representations of masculinity, sexuality, and various methods of authenticity in contemporary country music. In so doing, the lack of consent being represented in this body of music becomes apparent.
Hughes, Phoebe E., "Listening for Yes: Consent in the Contemporary Country Love Song" (2018). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 5835.