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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 4/16/2014)