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Author (up) Stašová, Gabriela; Vrzal, Miroslav; Nenadalová, Jana url  doi
  Title A Man Behind Everything? Motivational Sources of Metal Listening Among Female Audiences Type Journal Article
  Year 2022 Publication Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis: Studia de Cultura Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 14 Issue 3 Pages 101-121  
  Abstract “The term “female metalhead” may sound rather abstract. What does she look like and what does she think? Is there a typical female metalhead? This article summarizes qualitative research on woman’s motivational resources for participation in the contemporary Czech metal subculture. It discusses factors related to why women listen to metal and the role of men in this process. The research is based on seventeen semi-structured interviews with women in Czech metal. Respective research questions focus on female metalheads’ understanding of their position inside the subculture, their visual appearance, reasons for inclination to metal (e.g., partner’s influence or an attraction to the metal community), the issue of sex symbols in the metal industry, and issues of elitism and exclusivity. Results show that women within the metal subculture strike a balance between masculinity and femininity and often judge their surroundings from the perspective on these two poles. However, the primary inspiration still drives from the male perspective with its typical visual and musical characteristics.”

“This article is a reworked version of Gabriela Stašová’s paper Za vším hledej muže? Motivační zdroje poslechu metalu u ženského publika (A man behind everything? Motivational sources of metal listening among female audiences) presented at the 5th Czech Conference about Metal (Brno, 2021) on the theme scenes, gender, identities. Due to its topic, the conference (with Stašová’s contribution in particular) received a broad response from the public and aroused controversy within a sector of Czech metal subculture. The controversy centered on the perception that the study of gender problematics (gender studies) and metal studies – as well as the social sciences and humanities in general-–are useless pursuits (see Miroslav Vrzal’s article in this issue)” (Source for both: this article)
  Address ul. Podchorążych 2, 30-084 Kraków, Poland;  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Department of Media and Cultural Research, Institute of Polish Philology, University of the National Education Commission, Krakow Place of Publication Kraków, Republic of Poland Editor Kosek, Jakub; Vrzal, Miroslav  
  Language English Summary Language Polish Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 2083-7275; 2391-4432 ISBN Medium PDF  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes A themed issue on metal. Journal title in English: Annals of the Pedagogical University of Cracow: Studies on Culture Approved no  
  Call Number INTech @ brianhickam2019 @ Serial 2529  
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