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Heavy Metal Music And Adolescent Alienation, 1st Edition

By Jeffrey Arnett


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Heavy metal is a violent, head-bashing music complete, in its live performances, with its own arena of rage and celebration, the mosh pit. It is a music in the red corner of society, loud, angry, and, to a well-tuned ear, practically intolerable. And yet, the art form radiates a message about American adolescents well worth examining and comprehend

Table of Contents

Profile - Jack; a heavy-metal concert - the sensory equivalent of war; profile - Nick; heavy-metal music and the socialization of adolescents; profile - Mark; what is this thing called heavy metal?; profile - Brian; the allure of heavy metal; profile - Spencer; the effects of heavy metal; profile - Lew; sources of alienation I - family and community; profile - Reggie; sources of alienation II - school; profile - Jean; the girls of metal; profile - Barry; heavy-metal music, individualism and adolescent alienation.

About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General