Skip navigation
Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01c247ds26m
Title: BRO-CAPPELLA: AN EXAMINATION OF EVOLVING TRADITIONS, CULTURES AND IDENTITIES IN ALL-MALE A CAPPELLA
Authors: Lee, Charmaine
Advisors: Wuthnow, Robert
Department: Sociology
Class Year: 2014
Abstract: Collegiate a cappella has been the focus of recent media and television attention over the past five years. As popular TV shows have spotlighted contemporary musical and cultural representations of collegiate a cappella, hundreds of groups have formed in colleges and communities alike. Despite this seemingly recent phenomena, a cappella has been an important collegiate tradition since the early 1900s. This thesis explores the traditions, cultures and identities of four all-male a cappella groups at an Ivy League school. By examining how contemporary social forces have influenced the traditional cultures and conceptions of male-identity in the a cappella groups, the current study illuminates the ways in which this identity has been subject to change in recent years. I argue that, despite the presence of a hegemonic masculine culture, groups have adapted to form a more welcoming and accepting environment for gay, transgender and ethnically diverse members.
Extent: 109 pages
URI: http://arks.princeton.edu/ark:/88435/dsp01c247ds26m
Type of Material: Princeton University Senior Theses
Language: en_US
Appears in Collections:Sociology, 1954-2016

Files in This Item:
This content is embargoed until 2090-7-1. For more information contact the Mudd Manuscript Library.


Items in Dataspace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.