Death Metal Music: The Passion and Politics of a Subculture

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McFarland, 17 сент. 2015 г. - Всего страниц: 242
Death Metal is among the most despised forms of violently themed entertainment. Many politicians, conservative groups and typical Americans attribute youth violence and the destruction of social values to such entertainment. The usual assumptions about the Death Metal scene and its fans have rarely been challenged. This book investigates the demographic trends, attitudes, philosophical beliefs, ethical systems, and behavioral patterns within the scene, seeking to situate death metal in the larger social order. The Death Metal community proves to be a useful microcosm for much of American subculture and lends insight into the psychological and social functions of many forbidden or illicit entertainment forms. The author’s analysis, rich in interviews with rock stars, radio hosts, and average adolescent fans, provides a key to comprehending deviant tendencies in modern American culture.

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This is certainly a sociological thesis put into book form, but it is still a good read. The first third of the book is what most metal fans are going to be interested in. This part consists of a ... Читать весь отзыв

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my sister in law is a university professor and publishes reports. so i have some experience reading research findings. that is what this book is. it explores death metal from a scientific viewpoint ... Читать весь отзыв


The History of the Death Metal Scene
Death Metal and American Politicians
Confronting the Consumers of Carnage
The Mind of the Metal Head and the Heart of the Underground
Personal Reflections on Death Metal
Project Goals Implications and Methodology
Topics of Focus and Research Hypotheses
Coded Survey
Sample Interview Questions
Criticism of Methods and Suggestions for Future Research
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Natalie J. Purcell is a professional in the nonprofit sector and a sociopolitical activist associated with the Amnesty International. She lives in San Francisco, California.

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