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Heavy Metal, Gender and Sexuality


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Heavy Metal and Gender: An Introduction Florian Heesch and Niall Scott Part I Heavy Metal Culture - A Case of Limited Diversity in Gender and Sexuality? 1 Playing with Gender in the Key of Metal Deena Weinstein 2 "Coming Out": Realising the Possibilities of Metal Keith Kahn-Harris 3 Metal, Masculinity, and the Queer Subject Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone Part II Solo Metal Masculinities 4 Living History: The Guitar Virtuoso and Composer Steve Vai Michael Custodis 5 "Never say die!" Ozzy Osbourne as a male role model Dietmar Elflein 6 Placing Gender: Alice Cooper's Motor City Move Sarah Gerk Part III Extended Critical Metal Masculinities 7 Wild Side: Self-Styling and the Aesthetics of Metal in the Music Videos of Moetley Crue Mollie Ables 8 "Body Count's in the House": Challenging the US Working-Class Metal-Hero Thorsten Hindrichs 9 The Monstrous Male and Myths of Masculinity in Heavy Metal Niall Scott Interlude 10 Female Metal Singers: A Panel Discussion with Sabina Classen, Britta Goertz, Angela Gossow and Doro Pesch Sarah Chaker and Florian Heesch Part IV Dialogues and Intermediaries 11 What is 'male' about black and death metal music? An empirical approach Sarah Chaker 12 "Girls like metal, too!" Female reader's engagement with the masculinist culture of the tabloid metal magazine Andy R. Brown 13 "This isn't over 'til I say it's over!" Narratives of Male Frustration in Deathcore and Beyond Marcus Erbe 14 Relocating Violence in Thrash Metal Lyrics: The Tori Amos Cover of Slayer's Raining Blood Luc Bellemare 15 Liquid Identity: Love, Heavy Metal and the Dynamics of Gender in Anime Soundtracks Maria Grajdian Part V Global and Local Perspectives 16 Heavy, Death and Doom Metal in Brazil: A Study on the Creation and Maintenance of Stylistic Boundaries within Metal Bands Hugo Ribeiro 17 Brutal Masculinity in Osaka's Extreme-metal Scene Rosemary Overell 18 Race and Gender in Globalized and Postmodern Metal Magnus Nilsson Index

About the Author

Florian Heesch is a musicologist who completed his doctoral thesis on operas and Swedish literature at the University of Gothenburg in 2006. He researched and lectured at several German universities, mainly in the fields of rock music, music and Norse mythology, popular music and queer theory. In 2013 he became professor of popular music and gender studies at the University of Siegen, Germany. Niall Scott is Senior Lecturer in Ethics at the University of Lancashire in Preston. His primary research interest is in philosophy and heavy metal, and he is one of the founding members of the current metal studies movement. He also works in the fields of cultural theory, bioethics and theology. Together with Rob Fisher and ID.net, he put together the first conference on heavy metal in Salzburg in 2008, where he first met Florian Heesch. Niall is editor of Helvete, A Journal of Black Metal Theory and co-editor, with Professor Karl Spracklen, of the journal Metal Music Studies (Intellect). He is currently the chair of the International Society for Metal Music Studies (ISMMS), and has published widely and spoken internationally on heavy metal, politics, philosophy and cultural theory.

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