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Running with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music / Edition 1
     

Running with the Devil: Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music / Edition 1

by Robert Walser
 

ISBN-10: 0819562602

ISBN-13: 9780819562609

Pub. Date: 04/01/1993

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

A Choice Outstanding Academic Book.

A musicologist and cultural critic as well as a professional musician, Robert Walser offers a comprehensive musical, social, and cultural analysis of heavy metal in Running with the Devil. Dismissed by critics and academics, condemned by parents and politicians, fervently embraced by legions of fans, heavy metal music attracts and

Overview

A Choice Outstanding Academic Book.

A musicologist and cultural critic as well as a professional musician, Robert Walser offers a comprehensive musical, social, and cultural analysis of heavy metal in Running with the Devil. Dismissed by critics and academics, condemned by parents and politicians, fervently embraced by legions of fans, heavy metal music attracts and embodies cultural conflicts that are central to our society. Walser explores how and why heavy metal works, both musically and socially, and at the same time uses metal to investigate contemporary formations of identity, community, gender, and power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780819562609
Publisher:
Wesleyan University Press
Publication date:
04/01/1993
Series:
Music/Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
254
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.73(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction I. Metallurgies: Genre, history, and the Construction of Heavy Metal Genre and Commercial Meditation Casting Heavy Metal Heavy Metal in the 80's Headbangers
"Nasty, Brutish, and Short?" Rock Critics and Academics Evaluate Metal II. Beyond the Vocals: Toward the Analysis of Popular Musical Discourses Genre and Discourse Musicological Analysis Writing about Music Metal as Discourse
"Runnin' with the Devil"
Negotiation and Pleasure III. Eruptions: Heavy Metal Appropriations of Classical Virtuosity Classical Prestiger and Popular Meanings Ritchie Blackmore and the Classical Roots of Metal Edward Van Halen and the New Virtuosity Randy Rhoads: Metal Gets Serious Yngwie Malmsteen: Metal Augmented and Diminished Popular Music as Cultural Dialogue IV. Forging Masculinity: Heavy Metal Sounds and Images of Gender Behind the Screen: Listening to Gender No Girls Allowed Exscription in Heavy Metal The Kiss of Death: Misogyny and the Male Victim Living on a Prayer: Romance Nothing but a Good Time? Androgyny as a Political Party, "Real Men Don't Wear Makeup"
V. Heavy Metal and Postmodern Politics Professing Censorship: The PMRC and It's Academic Allies Attack Suicide Solutions Mysticism and Postmodernism in Heavy Metal Horror and History Guns N' Roses N' Marx N' Engles

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