Gender, Metal and the Media: An Introduction

  • Rosemary Lucy Hill
Part of the Pop Music, Culture and Identity book series (PMCI)


Hill offers a much needed discussion of the lack of consideration given to gender in academic discussions of hard rock and metal music and the media. Drawing on her own experience as a musician and fan, the author argues that orthodoxies—e.g., the genre is inclusive, the music asexual and sexism non-existent—are only able to persist within the literature because scholars have neglected to understand how musical experiences are gendered. Within the context of feminist popular music scholarship, work on fandom and feminist methodological work, Hill outlines the need to study hard rock, metal and the media with close attention to the influence of gender.


Hard Rock Social Expression Rock Music Metal Music Black Metal 
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  • Rosemary Lucy Hill
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  1. 1.School of Sociology and Social PolicyUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK

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