Marcia's States of Music

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Marcia devised four types of identities that adolescents go through such as identity foreclosure, moratorium, diffusion and achievement. One can actually look at the music the listen to, and be able to tell what state they are in. People are drawn to certain lyrics that they can relate to. I personally relate to “Better Than” by John Butler Trio. They are an Australian eclectic roots/jam band. They have been performing since 2001 and released “Better Than” in 2007. Like many songs, they can be interpreted in many ways. “Better Than” can be viewed from the person singing the song, or the person being sung to. I really love to enjoy singing in the car. Of course, when I’m driving, I’m caught driving my lovely sister around. So when I sing this song at the top of my lungs, I take the lyrics from the viewpoint to the artist. Taking that point, I believe that the song describes someone in identity achievement. Identity achievement is when there is a crisis, but it was easily accomplished and
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This note was uploaded on 09/26/2008 for the course SOC 104 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at Kansas.

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