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Emotion, Meaning and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In recent years there has been an appreciation of the significance of music’s relationship to emotion. Conceptualized as a device for the constitution of emotive action, it can be thought of as a ‘prosthetic technology’. That is to say...

Ethnography, Popular Music and Religion

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...There is a long tradition of ethnography in research on contemporary popular music forms beginning with work such as Becker’s (1957–1972) seminal study The Professional Jazz Musician and His Audience. As the study of popular music has...

Goth Music and Subculture

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Goth’s relation to religion inspires public and academic debate. Popular imagination tends to link the scene with occult practices such as Satanism, necromancy and vampirism. In academic research, by contrast, Goth has been described...

Theology, Imagination and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...God loveth adverbs; and cares not how good, but how well.In what ways might popular music be related to the religious? If we leave aside the Barth-like rebuttal ‘Keineswegs!’, most answers to this question appear to fall into one of three...

Censorship, Religion and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Historically, there has been an integral connection between music and censorship, with documented calls for the censorship of music going back to Plato’s Republic (375 BC). As noted by John Street (2012: 9), ‘The urge to censor music...

Folk Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...The word ‘folk’ embraces a wide range of meaning. As Mark Slobin, Professor of Music at Wesleyan University, observes in his introduction to folk music: ‘Sometimes it just means “people” in general, while other early citations suggest...

Conclusion: Drone Metal Mysticism

Owen Coggins

Owen Coggins is Honorary Associate of the Religious Studies Department at The Open University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Contribution, limitations and further possibilities The aim of this book has been to comprehensively analyse and account for the array of references to mysticism, ritual and religion in the discourse, practice and music of drone metal...

Christianity, Worship and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...This chapter approaches the intersections of Christianity, worship and popular music through the lens of Popular Worship Music (PWM). PWM is generally understood as a subgenre or category of Christian Popular Music (CPM) (Ingalls, Mall...

Islam and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...When studying opinions about any topic, no matter whether it is historical, sociological and contemporary or theological, it is always necessary to ask who is speaking, who has the authority and legitimacy to provide authoritative answers...

Concluding Remarks: Christian Metal, Alternative Religious Expression and Identity

Marcus Moberg

Marcus Moberg is a senior researcher and formerly held the position of Academy of Finland Postdoctoral Researcher in Comparative Religion at Abo Akademi University in Turku, Finland. His research interests include the sociology of religion, religion and consumer culture, and religion, media and culture studies. He has published widely on Christian metal and contemporary intersections of religion, media and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Christian Metal : History, Ideology, Scene

Bloomsbury Academic, 2015

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...Throughout the chapters of this book, we have explored the phenomenon of Christian metal from a range of different angles. It is now time to briefly summarize and discuss some of the most important insights about the phenomenon of Christian...