Metalheads / Edition 1

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This book helps us gain insight into a segment of the youth culture that most adults find strange, if not bizarre. This extremely will-written book provides the reader with insight into the psychology of metalheads and is sprinkled with many case examples.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813328133
  • Publisher: Westview Press
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 212
  • Lexile: 1290L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 0.47 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett is associate professor of human development and family studies at the University of Missouri at Columbia.
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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Photographs
Profile: Jack 1
1 A Heavy Metal Concert: The Sensory Equivalent of War 7
Profile: Nick 19
2 Heavy Metal Music and the Socialization of Adolescents 23
Profile: Mark 35
3 What Is This Thing Called Heavy Metal? 41
Profile: Brian 59
4 The Allure of Heavy Metal 63
Profile: Spencer 73
5 The Effects of Heavy Metal 77
Profile: Lew 91
6 Sources of Alienation I: Family and Community 97
Profile: Reggie 111
7 Sources of Alienation II: School and Religion 117
Profile: Jean 135
8 The Girls of Metal 139
Profile: Barry 151
9 Heavy Metal Music, Individualism, and Adolescent Alienation 155
Appendix: Interview Questions 169
Notes 171
References 183
About the Book and Author 189
Index 191
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