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Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music around the World [Kindle Edition]

Jeremy Wallach , Harris M. Berger , Paul D. Greene

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"Metal Rules the Globe is a collection of 14 essays that look into various aspects of the global metal scene, with a keen eye set on the genre's cultural specificities... There's a wealth of fascinating information to discover throughout Metal Rules the Globe, particularly that related to local scenes and the sub-cultural appropriation of metal... If you're a fan of musicology, sociology, anthropology or ethnographic discourse, then Metal Rules the Globe is well worth exploring. It underscores just why metal is such a crucial medium of support and nourishment for millions of fans. It's a fascinating insight into how metal constructs different notions of identity around the world, yet reinforces those all-important commonalities we share as fans." Craig Hayes,, August 9th 2012 "This is a timely collection, as recent books and films about punk and metal in the Middle East and South Asia shed light on a worldwide audience. Ethnomusicology collections and students of popular culture take note." Ed Graves, Library Journal "The authors stoke the flames of heavy metal high and wide as the united forces of fans, bands, and mediators mount local-to-global resistance against the contradictory claims on identity, economy, history, and society. Valiant against anomie, disempowerment, and meaninglessness, we see an Alloy International Army standing proud and strong. A treasure chest of brutal truth for scholars, planners, metal maniacs, and globalization geeks from sea to toxic sea." Donna Gaines, author of Teenage Wasteland and A Misfit's Manifesto "Metal Rules the Globe will surely join the ranks of Robert Walser's Running with the Devil and Deena Weinstein's Heavy Metal as one of the classics of heavy metal scholarship. A fascinating and valuable read!" Sam Dunn, co-director of Metal: A Headbanger's Journey and Global Metal

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During the past three decades, heavy metal music has gone global, becoming a potent source of meaning and identity for fans around the world. In Metal Rules the Globe, ethnographers and some of the foremost authorities in the burgeoning field of metal studies analyze this dramatic expansion of heavy metal music and culture. They take readers inside metal scenes in Brazil, Canada, China, Easter Island, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Malta, Nepal, Norway, Singapore, Slovenia, and the United States, describing how the sounds of heavy metal and the meanings that metalheads attribute to them vary across cultures. The contributors explore the dynamics of masculinity, class, race, and ethnicity in metal scenes; the place of metal in the music industry; and the ways that disenfranchised youth use metal to negotiate modernity and social change. They reveal heavy metal fans as just as likely to criticize the consumerism, class divisiveness, and uneven development of globalization as they are to reject traditional cultural norms. Crucially, they never lose sight of the sense of community and sonic pleasure to be experienced in the distorted, pounding sounds of local metal scenes.

Contributors. Idelber Avelar, Albert Bell, Dan Bendrups, Harris M. Berger, Paul D. Greene, Ross Hagen, Sharon Hochhauser, Shuhei Hosokawa, Keith Kahn-Harris, Kei Kawano, Rajko Muršič,Steve Waksman, Jeremy Wallach, Robert Walser, Deena Weinstein, Cynthia P. Wong

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1494 KB
  • Print Length: 392 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0822347334
  • Publisher: Duke University Press Books (27 Dec. 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006YPKJG0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #845,702 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Incredible collection. Great scholars and colleagues of mine now. :)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Deep, scholarly look at metal 14 Dec. 2013
By zman1975 - Published on
Interesting and deep read probing what isn't always the most deepest of subjects - Metal Music. Some of the articles were interesting, others were just a little too deep and over my head, and sort of bored me. Enjoyed the chapter on Sepultura though.
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