Heavy Metal: The Music And Its Culture [NOOK Book]

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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—even 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—the music and its makers, its fans, its dress code, its ...
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Heavy Metal: The Music And Its Culture

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Overview

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—even 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—the music and its makers, its fans, its dress code, its lyrics—and 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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Library Journal
This is one of the few books that provides a serious study of this most loud and rebellious form of rock'n'roll. Beginning with pioneers such as Black Sabbath in the early 1970s, Weinstein traces the roots of the music and the bands who played it, from England's hardcore headbangers to their American counterparts plus a lot of the lightweight pretty-boy bands of the 1980s. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\
Chicago Sun-Times
First time in paperback: The definitive study of heavy metal culture that "does for metal what Greil Marcus's Lipstick Traces did for the Sex Pistols"
Voice Literary Supplement
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-even blamed it for tragedies like the murders at Littleton. Deena Weinstein argues that these fears stem from a deep misunderstanding of the energetic, rebellious culture of metal, which she analyzes, explains, and defends. The music and its makers, its fans, its dress code, its lyrics-she interprets all aspects of the metal world, and 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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786751037
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press
  • Publication date: 8/5/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 1,162,343
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 27, 2012

    HELIOS

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Hawkstar

    TWO TRAITORS?!?! *slits Appleshimmer's muzzle, then stalks off back to camp*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 4, 2012

    Frost

    Where

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    Flamepelt

    The tree clan needs your help go to demon second result

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    Posted November 4, 2012

    Blackfire

    I want to be ironpelt and frosts mentor. Thats all.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2012

    Anonymous

    This book is very well writen. It debunks the many sterotypes of the genre. People who love metal,hate it or who have never been exposed will find this an interesting and informatve read.

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