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Bogans' heroes: Thrash metal in the public eye


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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)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Heavy Metal, media, representations, class, identity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Corporate > Research Office
Depositing User: Dave Snell
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2013 03:43
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2023 03:14

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