Articles about Sociology

Forms of capital in the Dhaka metal scene
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 5-20

This article examines the metal scene in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and attempts to explain how the resources crucial to its birth and continued existence can be understood through Bourdieu's different forms of capital. This local metal scene, which is part of ...

Let there be rock: 'Western' heavy metal in Soviet press and public opinion during the Soviet Union's final decade
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 377-394

In recent years, heavy metal music and its fans have received heightened consideration from the academic community, not only from a cultural perspective but also from a social, psychological and cultural standpoint; yet metal's role as a valid political force ...

Behind the Doors: Perceptions of Reality
Music and Politics (2016) Vol. 10, No. 1, pp. np

If it is hyperbolic to claim that the Doors started a whole new discourse on dimensions so important and all-encompassing as aesthetics, ethics, society, and politics, it is nonetheless sensible to discuss whether the band threw the seeds for a ...

Community at the extremes: The death metal underground as being-in-common
Metal Music Studies (2016) Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 341-356

This article asks what the early death metal underground teaches us about the relations between community and aesthetics. After tracing the emergence of death metal as a genre, the article examines the accounts of musicians, artists and recording engineers collected ...

Live Concert Performance: An Ecological Approach
Rock Music Studies (2016) Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 5-23

For the last decade we have been engaged in the study of the history, economics, and sociology of live music in Britain. In this article we will consider the value of "ecology" as an analytic concept (rather than just a ...

Developing community music in Germany: The journey to this journal issue
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 99

Although community music is slowly gaining popularity in Germany, it is still largely unknown, both as a term and as a concept of practice. Consequently, it has so far been understudied: there has been no primary research to specifically explore ...

Sociocultural work and Community Music in Germany
International Journal of Community Music (2016) Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 7-22

This article is based on a version published over ten years ago in the "Handbuch Musik in der Sozialen Arbeit"/"Handbook of Music in Social Work" (Theo Hartogh and Hans-Hermann Wickel, 2004). The international discourse about Community Arts/Music was then still ...