Heavy Metal - Controversies and Countercultures - Titus Hjelm

Heavy Metal - Controversies and Countercultures - Titus Hjelm

The extreme metal ‘connoisseur’

Heavy Metal - Controversies and Countercultures - Titus Hjelm

Nicola Allett
Loughborough University

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This chapter draws on the author's research with extreme metal fans to consider the construction of the extreme metal community in the UK, in the light of controversies and set against a wider culture that is increasingly celebrating the extreme. The author considers a discursive strategy by fans to define extreme metal against a mainstream and legitimate their taste by adopting a system of values and distinctions that position themselves as ‘connoisseurs’.

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Allett, Nicola. The extreme metal ‘connoisseur’. Heavy Metal - Controversies and Countercultures. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 166 - 181 Apr 2013. ISBN 9781845539412. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=20779. Date accessed: 24 Sep 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.20779. Apr 2013

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