JCR Special Issue on Metal Studies

Metal Rules the Globe is scheduled to be released in late November on Duke University Press http://www.dukeupress.edu/Catalog/ViewProduct.php?productid=18132&viewby=title.

In the eleven long years it has taken to bring the volume to fruition, metal studies has been transformed from a preposterous notion to a burgeoning and intellectually vibrant area of inquiry. Here’s the info on a new special issue of the British Journal for Cultural Research dedicated to that nascent field: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14797585.2011.594578

Journal for Cultural Research
Special Issue: Metal Studies? Cultural Research in the Heavy Metal Scene

Volume 15, Issue 3, 2011

Metal Studies? Cultural Research in the Heavy Metal Scene
Karl Spracklen, Andy R. Brown & Keith Kahn-Harris

Part One: Debate – Theory and Directions

Heavy Genealogy: Mapping the Currents, Contraflows and Conflicts of the Emergent Field of Metal Studies, 1978-2010
Andy R. Brown

How Is Metal Studies Possible?
Deena Weinstein

Metal Studies and the Scission of the Word: A Personal Archaeology of Headbanging Exegesis
Nicola Masciandaro

Metal Studies: Intellectual Fragmentation or Organic Intellectualism?
Keith Kahn-Harris

Part Two: Research Articles

Female Authority and Dominion: Discourse and Distinctions of Heavy Metal Scholarship
Brian Hickam & Jeremy Wallach

Grim Up North: Northern England, Northern Europe and Black Metal
Caroline Lucas, Mark Deeks & Karl Spracklen

Is Emo Metal? Gendered Boundaries and New Horizons in the Metal Community
Rosemary Lucy Hill

Embracing the Chaos: Mosh Pits, Extreme Metal Music and Liminality
Gabrielle Riches

The Price of Rebellion: Gender Boundaries in the Death Metal Scene
Sonia Vasan


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