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Running with the Devil Power, Gender, and Madness in Heavy Metal Music

ISBN-10: 0819562602
ISBN-13: 9780819562609
Edition: 1993
Authors: Robert Walser
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 4/1/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 254
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
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
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
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
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"
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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