Describe Frith’s perspective as it relates to the statement
Statement: “Popular music is simple, unsophisticated, and a lower form of culture because it affects our body.”
PROMPT: Critique the above statement using Simon Frith’s argument. Your critique should be 400-words.
In general, you should focus your writing in two equally-weighted ways:
(1) DESCRIBE Frith’s perspective as it relates to the statement.
What is Frith’s logic? How does he come to his conclusions? What evidence is he using to make his argument?
(2) EVALUATE Frith’s perspective as it relates to the statement. What are the weak and strong points of his argument? Are there other examples that you can think of which disprove, prove, or supplement his logic? How does Frith’s perspective challenge your own thinking about popular music and the body?
Grading: Reading responses are marked like this:
100% Exciting! You followed the prompt and did the assignment well. I can tell that you spent time with the Frith reading and understand his argument. Your evaluation is nuanced and thoughtful. Thanks for the effort!