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dc.contributor.advisorAlam, M. Yunis
dc.contributor.advisorSullivan, Paul W.
dc.contributor.authorSchulz, Douglas H.I.
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-19T16:12:32Z
dc.date.available2023-07-19T16:12:32Z
dc.date.issued2022
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/19524
dc.description.abstractWhen heavy metal fans traverse through their everyday life, they are faced with countless opportunities to engage in social interactions with others. Such interactions question, establish, and strengthen fans’ heavy metal identities whilst providing them with a sense of community and belonging through engaging with others who also share a preference for heavy metal music. This thesis is built on a qualitative research approach, complimented by an insider and ethnographic orientation in order to explore identity expression, the feeling of belonging and community, everyday life processes, and the role of heavy metal music in the everyday life of heavy metal fans. Through social interactions based on shared musical preference, heavy metal fans are able to meaningfully engage with others through which communal affiliations are strengthened and reinforced. Despite mainstream, and largely negative attitudes towards heavy metal, the music provides a safety net for listeners and is a driving force in their experience of the reciprocal relationship between personal identity and group membership and community. Due to the deep connection listeners have with heavy metal, the music becomes something which fans are able to call theirs alone.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights<a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/"><img alt="Creative Commons License" style="border-width:0" src="http://i.creativecommons.org/l/by-nc-nd/3.0/88x31.png" /></a><br />The University of Bradford theses are licenced under a <a rel="license" href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/">Creative Commons Licence</a>.eng
dc.subjectHeavy metal musicen_US
dc.subjectCommunityen_US
dc.subjectSocial identityen_US
dc.subjectBelongingen_US
dc.subjectEveryday lifeen_US
dc.titleExpressing Identity, Experiencing Belonging, and Everyday Life in Heavy Metal Musicen_US
dc.type.qualificationleveldoctoralen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Bradfordeng
dc.publisher.departmentDivision of Sociology and Criminology. Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciencesen_US
dc.typeThesiseng
dc.type.qualificationnamePhDen_US
dc.date.awarded2022
refterms.dateFOA2023-07-19T16:12:32Z


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