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STAN DENSKI & DAVID SHOLLE

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Chapter 4: Metal Men and Glamour Boys: Gender Performance in Heavy Metal

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Metal Men and Glamour Boys: Gender Performance in Heavy Metal
Metal men and glamour boys: Gender performance in heavy metal
STANDENSKIDAVIDSHOLLE
Introduction

The focus of this chapter is directed at linking together some recent questions caught up in three rather broad areas of overlapping concern. First, within die literature of gender studies (incorporating within its concerns those of an emerging literature of men's studies), recent questions have been directed at the performative character of gender. This position suggests that gender differences may be better understood in terms of culturally transmitted codes of performances than in the more traditional terms of fixed gender identities rooted in nature and biology.

Second, within the literature of cultural studies, recent questions have been directed at the development of new theories of the audience, ...

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