Race and gender in globalized and postmodern metal

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Title Race and gender in globalized and postmodern metal
Author(s) Nilsson, Magnus
Date 2016
Editor(s) Heesch, Florian; Scott, Niall
English abstract
Heavy metal has developed into a globalised and postmodern phenomenon, whereas some aspects of the theoretical conceptualization of it is closely associated with Western Europe and North America from the late 1960s to the early 1990s. With the point of departure in a discussion of a field study of the roles played by race and gender in the metal scene in Gaborone, Botswana, I argue that this mismatch makes difficult a historical understanding of contemporary heavy metal music.
Swedish abstract
Heavy metal har blivit ett globalt och postmodernt fenomen, medan de teorier som används för att förrstå det har starka kopplingar till Västeuropa och USA under perioden slutet av 1960-talet till början av 1990-talet. Med utgångspunkt i en fältstudie av ras och genus i heavy metal-scenen i Gaborone, Botswana hävdar jag att denna osamstämmighet försvårar en historisk förståelse av samtida heavy metal.
Publisher Routledge
Host/Issue Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality
Series/Issue Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series;
ISBN 9781472424792
Pages 258-271
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) heavy metal
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::HUMANITIES and RELIGION
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/21189 (link to this page)

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