Women Suffrage rights and the basic rights for the women were focused in the first wave of feminism. During the second wave of feminism, there was more importance and emphasize given to the gender roles and egalitarianism in the society. It occurred during the late 1950s and early 1960, women composing music and performing in front of an audience were a significant role of music. There was the nuanced explanation of feminism and gender role in society that is explored in this music (Eyerman and Jamison 137). These feminist musicians were aimed to show a proactive and assertive image of the women. The stereotypes regarding women and the role of the women in music were changed during this era. A number of popular female musicians and performances were marked during this era.Music was instrumental in bringing changes to the culture and instilled progressiveness in people. It has also been a tool to propagate an agenda.
Apart from this, music also plays a role in symbolizing the social culture of a place. This has been explored in the subsequent section.Music is also used to elucidate the culture and the spirit of the people. In the 1930s, the people in the United States had undergone deep recession and the morale of the people was generally low. It was at this juncture, swing music spread across the nation as an escapism to venture into a frivolous world. Swing music provided Hollywood with a new kind of suave debonair music. Swing music had a unique distinctive impact on the people. It caused the people to explore feelings of frivolity and gaiety. This music was used as an instrument to bring elation to the people (Eyerman and Jamison 46). There were under tremendous pressure to meet their economic needs and music aided them to remain calm during nebulous economic times. This swing music epitomized the American culture in the 1930s and 1940s.