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Hamburgers of Devastation: The pleasures and politics of heavy metal cooking


Phillipov, M, Hamburgers of Devastation: The pleasures and politics of heavy metal cooking, International Journal of Community Music, 7, (2) pp. 259-272. ISSN 1752-6299 (2014) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1386/ijcm.7.2.259_1


Heavy metal, a genre once considered a dangerous and transgressive force in popular culture, is now increasingly constructed as a light-hearted source of fun, comedy and entertainment in a growing number of popular cultural forms. Nowhere is this clearer than in the recent phenomenon of the heavy metal cookbook, whereby domestic cookery is (sometimes seriously, sometimes comically) reimagined as part of a metal identity. Such cookbooks reveal not only how transgressive cultural forms can become incorporated and domesticated by the ‘mainstream’, but also how transgression can be repurposed to suit the changing lives of music fans as they age.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:community; cookbooks; gender; heavy metal; identity; transgression
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Communication and media studies
Research Field:Media studies
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:Music
UTAS Author:Phillipov, M (Dr Michelle Phillipov)
ID Code:94822
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2014-09-18
Last Modified:2018-02-17

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