The Price of Rebellion: Gender Boundaries in the Death Metal Scene

  • Vasan S
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Abstract

This article examines women’s involvement in the male-dominated death metal scene and illustrates the boundaries to their participation in the scene as equals. Interviews with female fans of death metal reveal an awareness of the sexist practices of the scene, as well as a willingness to tolerate such practices. The author discusses the attitudes and behaviors of female fans in this context using social exchange theory and argues that while women derive empowerment from death metal, they do so at the cost of conformity to its androcentric culture. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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  • Sonia Vasan

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