Heavy Metal: The Music and Its Culture (Google eBook)

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Da Capo Press, Aug 1, 2009 - Music - 368 pages
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Few forms of music elicit such strong reactions as does heavy metal. Embraced by millions of fans, it has also attracted a chorus of critics, who have denounced it as a corrupter of youth容ven blamed it for tragedies like the murders at Columbine. Deena Weinstein argues that these fears stem from a deep misunderstanding of the energetic, rebellious culture of metal, which she analyzes, explains, and defends. She interprets all aspects of the metal world葉he music and its makers, its fans, its dress code, its lyrics預nd in the process unravels the myths, misconceptions, and truths about an irreverent subculture that has endured and evolved for twenty years.
  

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Review: Heavy Metal: The Music and Its Culture

User Review  - Erkan Saka - Goodreads

Probably one of the best in the field. Some parts are ethnographic. It covers until mid 1990s. Of course, another study needed what happened after that but clues are already given in the last chapter... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Deena Weinstein is a professor of sociology at DePaul University in Chicago. Her numerous books, chapters, and articles in professional journals range from the sociology of rock to postmodern theory. She also writes music reviews and features for numerous magazines, alternative weeklies, and websites.

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