I would like this paper to discuss music and gender in popular culture. This paper requires 5 sources. The prompt is down below. Prompt: Topic: Creating meaning: culture and identity This essay focuses on the way that young people actively draw on popular culture to create and share the way they see their worlds. It places the emphasis on the active appropriation and use of the symbols, images and language of popular cultures by young people; including the different forms they construct their identity and perform their subjectivity. This essay aims for you to gain a deeper knowledge of how popular culture is consumed, appropriated and produced by young people in everyday life. Essay task: Drawing on one example of popular culture (for example, graffiti, music, film, blogs, games, selfies) and on one type of social hierarchy (e.g. social class, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, place, sexuality): a.) briefly describe the popular cultural form b.) provide examples of the use and performance of this cultural form by young people c.) analyse the role that this plays in enabling young people to interact with their worlds (for example, to communicate, share, understand, interpret, interrupt and resist) d) examine the construction of identity (e.g. gender, social class, race, ethnicity) through the cultural medium Criteria for assessment: • Selection of appropriate popular cultural form • Description of the popular cultural form • Provision of examples of young people’s use of this cultural form • Analysis of the role that this plays in enabling young people to interact with their worlds • Demonstrated comprehension of material • Writing style and expression – clear and concise? • Are fact / opinions/ quotes referenced correctly? • Does the essay have a comprehensive and well-presented bibliography? • Grammar and spelling • Does the essay have a clear central argument which is introduced in the first paragraph, developed in the body of the essay and summarised in the conclusion? • Does the essay have an original or distinctive argument? • Does the essay engage with appropriate material? • Does the essay demonstrate an understanding of the contention that young people are not simply passive recipients of popular culture? • Does the essay demonstrate an understanding of the ways that young people actively construct cultural meanings and practices through the consumption and production of media?