Abstract – Songs and Immigration
The purpose of the study is to examine the factors that contribute to problems at immigration borders that deny some people access to foreign lands. The research will explore whether some measures are already in place to mitigate the social concern and whether specific approaches are more effective in dealing with the issue. The research problem is to examine whether racial factors, among other determinants such as socioeconomic factors, may determine whether or not a person passes through an international border. The study gathers data through a systematic literature review, which entails gathering relevant information from various works that give the appropriate data (Okoli and Schabram 882). In addition to collecting data from various identified positions, the study will refer to multiple songs by artists to address the issue of immigration and how it has either affected them or others. The research refers to musical compositions by artists from different parts of the world to acquire a more diversified perception of what composers think about the issue. The analysis shows why some people have encountered hurdles crossing the border and gives insight into what may happen to address the matter. The study also provides valuable information about artists’ roles in highlighting social concern, primarily through music. Gaining the view of various artists helps to understand how much the problem has infiltrated into different societies and to measure the kind of intervention needed to mitigate it. The research indicates that the tribulations people encounter trying to move from one country to the other, specifically with immigration officers, affect a large population and not a few people. Consequently, it is imperative to formulate and implement practical remedies that would bring long-lasting solutions to the issue that will likely become unbearable if nothing happens to salvage the situation.
Okoli, Chitu and Kira Schabram. “A Guide to Conducting a Systematic Literature Review of Information System Research.” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, vol. 37, no. 43, 2015, pp. 879-910. doi:10.2139/ssrn.1954824