Date of Award

Fall 12-21-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Departments/Programs

Anthropology

First Advisor

Dr. Jonathan Shannon

Second Advisor

Dr. Aminata Maraesa

Academic Program Adviser

Dr. Yukiko Koga

Abstract

Extreme metal music (EMM) is both an umbrella term and a sub-category of heavy metal. Although women have a small but steady presence in heavy metal, this number shrinks when applied to the EMM scene. Using ethnographic research, participant-observation and interviews, this study surveys women in New York's EMM scene to address participation, gender performativity and feminist musicology.

 
 

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