Think of what you’re saying: mapping the evolution and impact of the Beatles’ lyrical approaches to gender in 1965-1966

Gallaher, Lisette F. (2021) Think of what you’re saying: mapping the evolution and impact of the Beatles’ lyrical approaches to gender in 1965-1966. MRes thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This dissertation explores the evolution of the Beatles’ lyrics focusing on gender. Placing their work in social and historical context, this thesis examines the shifting relationship between the Beatles and their largely female fanbase by focusing on two key questions: 1) how did the Beatles’ lyrical approaches to gender change over time, and what insight does this give historians into how the Beatles shaped history, specifically in connection to their involvement with the counterculture, and 2) given the Beatles’ quasi-religious, young female fanbase, how did the band’s evolution of portrayal and representation of gender impact their fans? In addressing these questions, I employ historical, musicological and gender theory lenses to the Beatles music, fanbase, and historical context in order to provide the interdisciplinary approach this cultural study requires.

Item Type: Thesis (MRes)
Qualification Level: Masters
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
M Music and Books on Music > M Music
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Humanities > History
Supervisor's Name: Scroop, Dr. Daniel
Date of Award: 2021
Depositing User: Theses Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2021-82277
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2021 06:51
Last Modified: 08 Apr 2022 17:06
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.82277
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/82277

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