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Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Approaches (Paperback)

Edited by Heesch, Florian
Edited by Scott, Niall

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Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality brings together a collection of original, interdisciplinary, critical essays exploring the negotiated place of gender and sexuality in heavy metal music and its culture. Scholars debate the current state of play concerning masculinities, feminini... read full description below.

ISBN 9780367229443
Barcode 9780367229443
Published 7 February 2019 by Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Paperback
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
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ISBN-13 9780367229443
ISBN-10 0367229447
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Publication Date 7 February 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) Edited by Heesch, Florian
Edited by Scott, Niall
Series Ashgate Popular and Folk Music Series
Category Heavy Metal & Progressive Music
Gender Studies
Social Institutions
Number of Pages 308
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Weight 454g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Heavy metal Music - History and criticism, Gender identity in music, Sex in music
NBS Text Music & Dance
ONIX Text College/higher education
Dewey Code 781.66
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality brings together a collection of original, interdisciplinary, critical essays exploring the negotiated place of gender and sexuality in heavy metal music and its culture. Scholars debate the current state of play concerning masculinities, femininities, queerness, identity aesthetics and monstrosities in an area of music that is sometimes mistakenly treated as exclusively sustaining a masculinist hegemony. The book combines a broad variety of perspectives on the main topic, regarding gender in connection to: the history of the genre; the range of metal subgenres; heavy metal's multidimensional scope (music, lyrics, performance, style, illustrations); men and women; sexualities and various local and global perspectives. Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality is a text that opens up the world of heavy metal to reveal that it is a very diverse and ground-breaking stage where gender play is at the centre of its theatricality and sustains its mass appeal.

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Author's Bio

Florian Heesch is a musicologist who completed his doctoral thesis on operas and Swedish literature at the University of Gothenburg in 2006. He researched and lectured at several German universities, mainly in the fields of rock music, music and Norse mythology, popular music and queer theory. In 2013 he became professor of popular music and gender studies at the University of Siegen, Germany. Niall Scott is Senior Lecturer in Ethics at the University of Lancashire in Preston. His primary research interest is in philosophy and heavy metal, and he is one of the founding members of the current metal studies movement. He also works in the fields of cultural theory, bioethics and theology. Together with Rob Fisher and ID.net, he put together the first conference on heavy metal in Salzburg in 2008, where he first met Florian Heesch. Niall is editor of Helvete, A Journal of Black Metal Theory and co-editor, with Professor Karl Spracklen, of the journal Metal Music Studies (Intellect). He is currently the chair of the International Society for Metal Music Studies (ISMMS), and has published widely and spoken internationally on heavy metal, politics, philosophy and cultural theory.

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