Defiant sounds : heavy metal music in the Global South /

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Lexington Books,, Lanham, United States, p.1 online resource. (2023)

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Developing countries, Developing countries., fast, Heavy metal (Music), History and criticism., Social aspects


Includes bibliographical references.Introduction. Of "Metal" and Metal : A Global South Approach to Metal Studies / Daniel Nevárez Araújo, Nelson Varas-Díaz, Jeremy Wallach, and Esther Clinton -- Section 1. Conceptualizing the Distorted South. Metal Music in the Distorted South : A Call for Defiance and Reflection / Nelson Varas-Díaz, Daniel Nevárez Araújo, Jeremy Wallach, and Esther Clinton -- Section 2. Hope. An Exegesis of Excess : Reverberations and Connotations of Feminisms Cartographed via Metal Music in the Global South / Susana González-Martínez ; Reclaiming Aotearoa : Stories of Experimentation, Education, and Reflection in Aotearoa Indigenous Metal Music / Didier Goossens ; "A Whole New Type of Isolation" : Resilience and Hope in the Navajo Nation Metal Scene during the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020-2021 / Anthony J. Thibodeau and Sage Bond -- Section 3. Social Change. "We Play Heavy Metal because Our Lives Are Heavy Metal" : A Generation of Metal in the Middle East and North Africa / Mark LeVine ; Youth Activism and Decolonial Metal : Voice of Baceprot and Alien Weaponry as Case Studies / Paula Rowe ; Coloniality and Gender in the Argentinian Metal Scene : A Study Through Four Cases / Manuela Belén CalvoSection 4. Dialogues. An Interview on Contar/Cantar Memórias da Resistência / Susane Hécate (Miasthenia) and Daniel Nevárez Araújo ; Misusing Things in Metal Music : A Dialogue / Manuel Gagneux (Zeal & Ardor) and Daniel Nevárez Araújo ; The Alternative Side of the Frame : A Dialogue on Southern Inspirations / Kobi Farhi (Orphaned Land) and Nelson Varas-Díaz ; A Dialogue on Metal Festivals and Social Justice / Tshomarelo "Vulture" Mosaka (Overthrust) and Edward Banchs -- Section 5. Diaspora. The Ultra-Violence : Death Angel and Asian American Presence/Absence in Heavy Metal / Kevin Fellezs ; "Somewhere They Belong" : Metal, Ethnicity, and Scenic Solidarities in Malaysia's Underground Scenes (1990s to 2000s) / Azmyl Yusof and Adil Johan -- Section 6. Transgression. Ancient, Evil, and African : Heavy Metal and Conflict in East Africa / Edward Banchs ; The Influence of Different Satanic Panics on the Transgressive Practices of Metal Music in Egypt, Iran, and Syria / Pasqualina Eckerström -- Section 7. Resistance and Community. Decolonizing the Mind's Eye : Images of Resistance in Caribbean Metal Music / Nelson Varas-Díaz and Daniel Nevárez Araújo ; Nongkrong, Value of Community, and Everyday Resistance in the Indonesian Metal Scene / Oki Rahadianto Sutopo and Agustinus Aryo Lukisworo ; Satan Wasn't There : The Perseverance of the Moroccan Metal Scene / Amine Hamma and Brian Trott -- Epilogue. Metal Unbound / Esther Clinton, Jeremy Wallach, Nelson Varas-Díaz, and Daniel Nevárez Araújo."Working from and with countries spanning Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Oceania, and Indigenous Nations, the contributors of this collection reflect on the social roles of metal music and stress how it faces oppressive experiences and aims to build a better world"--Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher.