Research into online heavy metal spaces has shown that there exists a distinct reliance on themes of hyper-masculinity. These themes seem to reflect heteronormative assumptions about the dominance of men over women held in wider society more generally. This paper will examine the sources of some of the themes of masculinity that exist in online heavy metal spaces. A suggestion will be made that the underlying notions of patriarchy inherent in social media technologies and heavy metal culture more generally appear to come together to contribute to an amplified reliance on heteronormativity that is typified by hyper-masculine dominance in the majority of these spaces.
|Title of host publication||Keep it simple, make it fast!|
|Subtitle of host publication||an approach to underground music scenes|
|Editors||Paula Guerra, Tânia Moreira|
|Place of Publication||Porto, Portugal|
|Publisher||Universidade do Porto|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2017|
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- heavy metal
- online spaces