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Authors:Markus Moberg: Department of Comparative Religion. Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Publication title:The Transnational Christian Metal Scene Expressing Alternative Christian Identity through a Form of Popular Music
Conference:Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007
Publication type: Abstract and Fulltext
Issue:025
Article No.:045
Abstract:Christian metal music emerged in the late 1970’s as a means of evangelization among secular metal fans. In recent years it has grown significantly and developed into a trans-national Christian music-based youth culture. In addition to the music; Christian metal has adopted the metal style; rhetoric and attitude. At the same time; Christian metal is as much about religion as it is about music or style. This paper examines some of the most important ways in which Christian metal scenes in a number of countries all over the world have come together with the formation of a trans-national scene. Particular focus is put on the ways in which a trans-national scene supports the spreading of central discourses about the function and meaning of Christian metal as a way of expressing an alternative Christian identity.
Language:English
Year:2007
No. of pages:10
Pages:423-432
Series:Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):1650-3686
ISSN (online):1650-3740
File:http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp/025/045/ecp072545.pdf
Available:2007-11-27
Publisher:Linköping University Electronic Press; Linköpings universitet

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Markus Moberg (2007). The Transnational Christian Metal Scene Expressing Alternative Christian Identity through a Form of Popular Music, Inter: A European Cultural Studies : Conference in Sweden 11–13 June 2007 http://www.ep.liu.se/ecp_article/index.en.aspx?issue=025;article=045 (accessed 11/21/2014)