Heavy Metal: Controversies and Counterculture (Studies in Popular Music)

4.25 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781845539412: Heavy Metal: Controversies and Counterculture (Studies in Popular Music)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Heavy metal is now over forty years old and has developed into a diverse and multi-faceted genre. Wherever it is found and however it is played, metal's fascination with transgression has often meant it has been embroiled in controversy. Controversies surrounding the alleged connection between heavy metal and, variously, sexual promiscuity, occultism and Satanism, subliminal messages, suicide and violence have made heavy metal a target of moral panics over popular culture. Metal has variously embraced, rejected, played with and tried to ignore this controversy and it remains irrevocably marked by its controversial, transgressive tendencies. This anthology provides a thorough investigation of how and why metal becomes controversial, how metal 'scenes' are formed. It examines the relationship between metal and society, including how fans, musicians and the media create the culture of heavy metal.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Titus Hjelm is Lecturer in Finnish Society and Culture at University College London. His main areas of expertise are cultural sociology, sociology of religion, social problems, media and popular culture. He is currently working on a book on social constructionism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) and editing a volume titled Religion and Social Problems (Routledge, 2010). He is also a member of the internationally acclaimed metal band Thunderstone. Keith Kahn-Harris is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society at Birkbeck College. He is the author of Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge (Berg, 2006) and writes the blog Metal Jew. Mark LeVine is Professor of modern Middle Eastern history, culture and Islamic studies at University of California Irvine and author and editor of several books, including Heavy Metal Islam: Rock, Resistance, and the Struggle for the Soul of Islam (Random House/Three Rivers Press, 2008 and Impossible Peace: Israel/Palestine Since 1989 (Zed Books, 2009).

Review:

"A powerful addition to the metal studies literature, this book is overflowing with insights into the cultural politics of heavy metal music. With lively writing, interdisciplinary approaches, and a global perspective, these chapters offer ideas that have broad implications for the study of popular music scenes and their dynamics, media scandals, the relationship between music and affect, and the role of culture in social life." --Professor Harris M. Berger, Texas A & M University

"From Christian metal to African American metal artists to the pleasures of feeling 'brutal,' Heavy Metal: Controversies and Countercultures explores a wide array of topics too often neglected in the critical study of the genre. The book is global in both the range of contributors and of its subject matter, and so joins the recent Metal Rules the Globe as proof that the field of global metal studies is in full bloom." --Steve Waksman, author of This Ain't the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk

"Heavy Metal: Controversies and Countercultures grants a deeper understanding of how metal's transgressive qualities have come to define how the genre is viewed from both the outside and within...its interdisciplinary and global focus, along with its often enthusiastic and engaging viewpoints, present a fascinating portrait of how the controversy surrounding metal operates within wider society." --Craig Hayes, PopMatters

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 29.95
US$ 29.36

Convert Currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, Rates & Speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Titus Hjelm (editor); Keith Kahn-Harris (editor); Mark LeVine (editor)
Published by Equinox Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 1845539419 ISBN 13: 9781845539412
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Equinox Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Heavy metal is now over 40 years old. It emerged at the tail end of the 1960s in the work of bands including Iron Butterfly, Vanilla Fudge, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and - most importantly - Black Sabbath. In the 1970s and early 1980s, heavy metal crystallised as a genre as bands such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden removed most of the blues influence on the genre, codifying a set of basic metal characteristics that endure to this day: distorted guitars, aggressive vocals, denim, leather and spikes. In broad terms, wherever it is found and however it is played, metal tends to be dominated by a distinctive commitment to transgressive themes and musicality causing it to be frequently seen as controversial music. Controversies surrounding the alleged (and often documented) connection between heavy metal and, variously, sexual promiscuity, occultism and Satanism, subliminal messages, suicide and violence have all made heavy metal a target of moral panics over popular culture. Metal has variously embraced, rejected, played with and tried to ignore this controversy. At times, the controversy dies down and the previously transgressive becomes relatively harmless - as in the transformation of Ozzy Osbourne from public enemy to loveable dad. Still, metal remains irrevocably marked by its controversial, transgressive tendencies. Indeed, the various moral panics that metal has been subjected to are not only constitutive, at least in part, of metal scenes, but are encoded in metal s transgression itself. As with hiphop s ghetto roots, metal s history of extreme sonic, lyrical and visual messages continue to give it credibility with new generations of fans today. The aim of this anthology is to analyse the relationship between heavy metal and society within a global context. It provides a thorough investigation of how and why metal becomes controversial, how metal scenes are formed and examines the relationship between metal and society, including how fans, musicians and the media create the culture of heavy metal. Seller Inventory # AAU9781845539412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.36
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Titus Hjelm (editor); Keith Kahn-Harris (editor); Mark LeVine (editor)
Published by Equinox Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom (2013)
ISBN 10: 1845539419 ISBN 13: 9781845539412
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Equinox Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, 2013. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Heavy metal is now over 40 years old. It emerged at the tail end of the 1960s in the work of bands including Iron Butterfly, Vanilla Fudge, Jimi Hendrix, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and - most importantly - Black Sabbath. In the 1970s and early 1980s, heavy metal crystallised as a genre as bands such as Judas Priest and Iron Maiden removed most of the blues influence on the genre, codifying a set of basic metal characteristics that endure to this day: distorted guitars, aggressive vocals, denim, leather and spikes. In broad terms, wherever it is found and however it is played, metal tends to be dominated by a distinctive commitment to transgressive themes and musicality causing it to be frequently seen as controversial music. Controversies surrounding the alleged (and often documented) connection between heavy metal and, variously, sexual promiscuity, occultism and Satanism, subliminal messages, suicide and violence have all made heavy metal a target of moral panics over popular culture. Metal has variously embraced, rejected, played with and tried to ignore this controversy. At times, the controversy dies down and the previously transgressive becomes relatively harmless - as in the transformation of Ozzy Osbourne from public enemy to loveable dad. Still, metal remains irrevocably marked by its controversial, transgressive tendencies. Indeed, the various moral panics that metal has been subjected to are not only constitutive, at least in part, of metal scenes, but are encoded in metal s transgression itself. As with hiphop s ghetto roots, metal s history of extreme sonic, lyrical and visual messages continue to give it credibility with new generations of fans today. The aim of this anthology is to analyse the relationship between heavy metal and society within a global context. It provides a thorough investigation of how and why metal becomes controversial, how metal scenes are formed and examines the relationship between metal and society, including how fans, musicians and the media create the culture of heavy metal. Seller Inventory # AAU9781845539412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 30.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Hjelm, Titus
ISBN 10: 1845539419 ISBN 13: 9781845539412
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # KB-9781845539412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Hjelm, Titus
ISBN 10: 1845539419 ISBN 13: 9781845539412
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9781845539412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Titus Hjelm
Published by Equinox Publishing Ltd
ISBN 10: 1845539419 ISBN 13: 9781845539412
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Equinox Publishing Ltd. Paperback. Condition: New. New copy - Usually dispatched within 2 working days. Seller Inventory # B9781845539412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 9.70
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Titus Hjelm (editor), Keith Kahn-Harris (editor), Mark LeVine (editor)
Published by Equinox Publishing Ltd (2013)
ISBN 10: 1845539419 ISBN 13: 9781845539412
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Rating
[?]

Book Description Equinox Publishing Ltd, 2013. Condition: New. The aim of this anthology is to analyse the relationship between heavy metal and society within a global context. Editor(s): Hjelm, Titus; Kahn-Harris, Keith; LeVine, Mark. Series: Studies in Popular Music. Num Pages: 260 pages, 6 figures. BIC Classification: AVGT. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 233 x 157 x 14. Weight in Grams: 382. . 2013. Paperback. . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781845539412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 35.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Titus Hjelm (editor), Keith Kahn-Harris (editor), Mark LeVine (editor)
Published by Equinox Publishing Ltd
ISBN 10: 1845539419 ISBN 13: 9781845539412
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Equinox Publishing Ltd. Condition: New. The aim of this anthology is to analyse the relationship between heavy metal and society within a global context. Editor(s): Hjelm, Titus; Kahn-Harris, Keith; LeVine, Mark. Series: Studies in Popular Music. Num Pages: 260 pages, 6 figures. BIC Classification: AVGT. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 233 x 157 x 14. Weight in Grams: 382. . 2013. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781845539412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 36.24
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Titus Hjelm (editor); Keith Kahn-Harris (editor); Mark LeVine (editor)
Published by Equinox Publishing (2013)
ISBN 10: 1845539419 ISBN 13: 9781845539412
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
ISD LLC
(Bristol, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Equinox Publishing, 2013. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 1845539419. Seller Inventory # 21568P

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 29.95
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Hjelm, Titus
Published by Equinox Publishing Ltd (2013)
ISBN 10: 1845539419 ISBN 13: 9781845539412
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Equinox Publishing Ltd, 2013. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # FV-9781845539412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.29
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.56
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Titus Hjelm, Keith Kahn-Harris, Mark LeVine
Published by McGill-Queen's University Press 2013-04-30, Sheffield (2013)
ISBN 10: 1845539419 ISBN 13: 9781845539412
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description McGill-Queen's University Press 2013-04-30, Sheffield, 2013. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781845539412

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 8.38
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book