Bogans' heroes: Thrash metal in the public eye

Snell, Dave (2013) Bogans' heroes: Thrash metal in the public eye. In: Heavy Metal and Popular Culture Conference, 4-7 April, 2013, Bowling Green, Ohio.


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Bogan is a derogatory term used to refer to working class Thrash metal fans in New Zealand. This became particularly apparent with media coverage surrounding my auto-ethnographic doctoral thesis concerning this group. After initial negative reports, I was approached by a current affairs show to produce a reaction to such criticisms. Drawing upon Silverstone's (2007) notion of the mediapolis, I attempted to encourage conversation by presenting an alternative viewpoint. This presentation discusses my experiences and the subsequent reactions to the piece.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Keywords that describe the item:Heavy Metal, media, representations, class, identity
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions:Corporate > Research Office
ID Code:2571
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Deposited On:11 Apr 2013 03:43
Last Modified:11 Apr 2013 03:43

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