Heavy Metal has ratings and 16 reviews. Michelle said: Interesting read, but too dated for my taste. Sure, it’s great if you want to know about metal. Few forms of music elicit such strong reactions as does heavy metal. Embraced Deena Weinstein argues that these fears stem from a deep. Few forms of music elicit such strong reactions as does heavy metal. Deena Weinstein argues that these fears stem from a deep misunderstanding of the.
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So I particularly recommend it those meatl don’t understand the appeal of heavy metal – if you can’t understand it emotionally, this might help explain it to you on an intellectual level.
A great study of the early years and the shock in 80’s.
W45 Book; Illustrated English Show 0 more libraries This is one of the few books that provides a serious study of this most loud and rebellious form of rock’n’roll. Skip to content Skip to search. Account Options Sign in.
Music — Social aspects. This is one of the few books that provides a serious study of this most loud hfavy rebellious form of rock’n’roll.
A particularly enjoyable section in this serious, sociological examination of heavy metal is the segment describing conservative attempts to censor lyrics through organizations like the PMRC.
Heather rated it it was amazing Mar 24, The Music And Its Culture.
Royal Holloway, University of London Printed. View the constituent records by format: Link to this record with the following url: Open Preview See a Problem? La Trobe University Library. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Apr 07, Erkan Weinsteim rated it really liked it Shelves: Tom Shapira rated it really liked it Apr 22, Genre Illustrated text Format Printed. A reasonable summary of most academic study so far, which indulges heavy metal as an extreme offshoot of rock in which rebellion is the prime goal and the fundamental ceremony is the live concert.
These failings aside, there is very perceptive research here on the origins of heavy metal and the personalities within its culture.
A long, slow read that could have been summed in in two words, “Devil horns. This book weeinstein almost Spinal Tap-ish in it’s attempts to impart the larger cultural impact of, say, Dio on society. Weinstein’s opus is another early academic mettal on HM, and thus deserves some credit, but she decontextualizes the lyrical matter from the music, performance, and subcultural aspects, thereby relegating her discussion to theoretical irrelevance.
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Zach rated it really liked it Mar 31, Her numerous books, chapters, and articles in professional journals range from the sociology of rock to postmodern theory. Then don’t bother picking up this book. Joel rated it really liked it Jul 31, Most of those who don’t enjoy heavy metal think it’s nothing but noise and screaming and black leather and weonstein spikes, and potheads with long hair and grungy clothes.
I found it particularly interesting to read about how the failure of the hippie movement was the natural cause of the heavy metal movement – like a snapped rubber band, the ideology of love and peace rebounded, and in the backlash gave rise within a disappointed and disillusioned youth culture to an ideology of power and rage. Trivia About Heavy Metal: Other editions – View all Heavy Metal: Few forms of music elicit such strong reactions as does heavy xeena.
A Cultural Sociology “describes the heavy metal music culture, explains why it has prompted demands for censorshipand argues that the music deserves tolerance and respect.
An interesting, if outdated, sociological perspective into the genre. University of Sydney Library.
Found at these bookshops Searching – please wait Other editions – View all Heavy Metal: Genre Bibliography text Format Printed. Sure, it’s great if you want to know about metal’s earliest history, but so many things have developed since this book was published in If you have any interest in understanding metal, whether you like the music or not, then this book is essential reading.
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Deena Weinstein argues that these fears stem from a deep misunderstanding of the energetic, rebellious culture of metal, which she analyzes, explains, and defends. Maxwell Macmillan International, c