‘what do you do, as a Cultural Policy Studies scholar, if you don’t have a sympathetic government keen to implement your policies? Under these conditions – which have obtained throughout the English-speaking world, including Australia, for most of the past 40 years – the pragmatism of the reformers comes to seem even more naïve than that utopianism of the revolutionaries. For what use is a mild-mannered technocrat whose policy suggestions are entirely ignored by government? These writers are not stupid, however. In practice, it seems clear that they do not trouble themselves greatly over this issue because in fact the politics which informs their perspectives is largely hegemonic in the developed world. Although it is never specified, what is clearly implicit in the priorities and attitudes of the Cultural Policy scholars is that their politics is more-or-less that of the Third Way. That is to say; promoting a liberal cultural and social politics, and a range of state interventions which seek to mitigate the worst social effects of neoliberalism, without challenging its fundamental premises, is in fact the implicit goal of their proposals. As such, it is these so-called Cultural Policy Reformers far more than the reviled cultural populists of the 1980s who actively promote a version of cultural studies which would put it fully at the service of current ruling elites and their political projects’ (Gilbert 2008: 68).
Alastair Gordon and Mike Dines are seeking contributions from the inter-disciplinary areas of cultural studies, musicology and social sciences, for an edited text on the global punk/DiY ‘scenes’ of the 2000s onwards; reflecting upon the notion of origins, music(s), identity, legacy, membership and circulation. Aiming to continue the work of George McKay – and, most notably his DiY Culture: Party and Protest in Nineties Britain (1998) – this volume will attempt to traverse the global as a means of mapping the existence of punk/DiY post-2000. As such, this volume will adopt an essentially analytical perspective so as to raise questions initially over the dissemination of the scene and subsequently over its form, structure and cultural significance beyond the 1990s.
As such, this volume will encompass the global dissemination of a subculture/scene, with guaranteed chapters surrounding Japanese punk, Indonesian anarcho-punk and Mexican punk ethnography.
However, this is not to say that proposals surrounding the British/American scene of the post-2000s would not be welcome. Within a truly global edition, we feel that the geographic should be one that represents a ‘level-playing field’ – and we do not wish to inadvertently discriminate between countries/cultures.
Suggestions for chapters are invited exploring any of the following themes (this list is by no means exhaustive):
• Origins and legacy
• Use of new media, communications, social networking, internet
• Ethnographic considerations of scene/space
• Political Appropriation: re-defining of ‘anarchism’, ‘ecology’ anti-authoritarian within the punk scene
• Notion of local/national/international ‘scene’, tribes, counterculture/subculture
• Music and the Performer: creativity, authorship, identity, problems with definition, crossing musical boundaries, use of new media/social networking.
• Reception: DiY culture, activism, ‘pay-no-more’ attitude at gigs, and for vinyl and tapes.
• Lifestyle: Festival/squatting/traveller culture, vegetarianism, animal rights, ‘hunt sabbing’, straightedge, etc.
• Gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity and identity
• The art of the punk/DiY: use of record covers and associated merchandise to convey political/social ideals, stencils, graffiti
Other, more general, possible categories:
• The musical genres
• Associated subcultures
• Intellectual debates
• The media: reports, reception, gossip
Proposals should be 500 words maximum and should include keywords and a brief biog of the author. Submitting a proposal implies that it only contains original, non-published material and that it is not simultaneously being submitted to another publication. The deadline for submissions is 1st Oct. A decision on inclusions will be made by 1st December 2013 and chapters will need to be finalized by June 1st 2014 to allow time for final editing.
Proposals should be submitted electronically to: miked71uk at yahoo.co.uk We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Alastair Gordon Dr. Mike Dines
For further information, please refer to the link below:
Popular Music Communities, Places and EcologiesQueensland Conservatorium, Griffith University24-26 November 2013
Organising Committee: Dan Bendrups, Jodie Taylor, Donna Weston
Program Committee: Sarah Baker, Kate Barney, Andy Bennett, Gavin Carfoot, Jadey O’Regan, Narelle McCoy
We are pleased to announce this call for papers for the 2013 IAPSM-ANZ conference, which will be held at the Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, in conjunction with the International Music Council’s 5th World Forum for Music (21-24 November). The theme of the IMC World Forum is ‘Sustaining Music, Engaging Communities’ with a strong emphasis on the interplay between music, musicians and their various environments of activity (natural, built, social and cultural, etc). Drawing on this, the theme of the 2013 IASPM-ANZ conference, Popular Music Communities, Places and Ecologies seeks to foster scholarly engagement with the various ways in which music, people and place are connected. While notions of of ‘community’ and ‘place’ are well-established constructs in popular music studies, we introduce here the notion of ‘ecology’ as a further consideration in the relationship between popular music and place. This term may be understood literally, in reference to the natural or physical environment, or figuratively, as a metaphor for the numerous other possible environments of popular music production and consumption.
Abstracts for paper presentations on any aspect of this theme are invited from all researchers with an interest in popular music, regardless of disciplinary orientation. All papers detailing new and established research in the field will be considered, though preference may be given to papers that demonstrate clear engagement with the theme. Papers with a theoretical orientation are particularly encouraged, as are submissions from postgraduate students. Panel submissions of up the three papers are also welcome. Please submit your proposal as a Word doc, in plain text, with the following information (in this order):
- Name of author(s) (exactly as you would like it to appear in the program)
- Institution or affiliation
- Contact phone number, including international codes
- Consideration for 2012 IASPM-ANZ postgraduate prize?* (Yes/No)
- Title of paper
- 3 keywords for your paper (for programming purposes)
*The IAPSM-ANZ postgraduate prize of AUD$250 is awarded to the best postgraduate presenter at the conference, as determined by a panel of established IAPSM-ANZ members. Only current postgraduate students are eligible. Past winners may not apply.
- Abstract (300 words maximum)
Information on registration, accommodation and additional activities will be posted on the IASPM-ANZ website following the abstract review process. All presenters are required to be financial members of IASPM. Membership information can be found at the IASPM-ANZ webpage: www.iaspm.org.au, and will also be provided at the time of conference registration.
Deadline for submissions: 12 April 2013
Email for submissions and enquiries: email@example.com
the amazing line-up for the heavy metal and popular culture conference at bowling green:More here.
All events are in the Bowen-Thompson Student Union on the campus of Bowling Green State University unless otherwise noted. THURSDAY, APRIL 4
Conference Opening and Welcome: Jeremy Wallach (Bowling Green State Univ, USA) 9:30-10:00AM in UN 206
KEYNOTE: Robert Walser (Case Western Reserve University, USA)10:00-11:30AM in UN 206
Lunch Break 12:00-1:00PM
Session 1: Rethinking Heavy Metal, 1:00-2:30PM UN 206
Hecker, Pierre (Univ of Marburg, Germany) Metal as Cultural Practice
Norberg, Lars (The Univ of Agder, Norway) Progressivity: Reconsidering Heavy Metal
Scott, Niall (Univ of Central Lancashire,UK) Heavy Metal as Resistance
Mynett, Mark (Univ of Huddersfield, UK ) Humanizing the Machine: Technological Mediation and the Notions of Authenticity, Integrity and Liveness in Contemporary Metal Music
Session 2: Crossing Over: Metal Transgressing Genre and Cultural Boundaries, 3:00-4:30PM UN 206
Deeks, Mark (Univ of Leeds, UK) Landscape and Mythology as Heavy Metal Fashion
Walter, Barbara (St Louis College of Pharmacy, USA) Beyond Black: Satanism, Medievalism, and the Dark Illumination of the Self in the Aesthetics of Norwegian and Transnational Black Metal
Welker, Lauren (Independent Scholar, USA) Local Roots, International Audiences: Transcultural Appeal and Strategies in European Folk/-Pagan Metal
Tsitos, William (Towson Univ, USA) Reactions to Crossover/Thrash Metal in Punk and Metal Scenes
Session 3 Metal Sounds 5:00-6:30PM, UN 206
Coggins, Owen (The Open Univ, UK) Drone Metal Recordings as Mystical Texts
Lambright, Spencer Neil (Middle Tennessee St Univ), USA Electronic Distortion and Tonal Stability in Heavy Metal
Smialek, Eric (McGill Univ, Canada) Becoming the Beast: Musical Expression in the Extreme Metal Voice
Ebert, Kevin (Xavier Univ, USA) Bridging the Divide? Classical Music and Popular Culture in Symphonic Metal
The Heavy Metal T-Shirt Project & Motörhead Matters
8:00-10:00PM in UN 206
FRIDAY, APRIL 5
Session 4: Race With the Devil: The Racial Politics of Heavy Metal, or Who Gets to Play (with) Heavy Metal Anyway? 8:00-9:30AM UN 228
CHAIR: Fellezs, Kevin (Columbia Univ, USA) Edge of Insanity: Tony MacAlpine and Virtuosity as Transcendence
Matabane, Mashadi (Emory Univ, USA) Sister Outsiders? A Critical Meditation on Two Black Women’s Musicianship in U.S. Heavy Metal
Brown, Andy (Bath Spa Univ, UK) A League of Extraordinary Djentlemen?: Geekdom, Virtuosity and the Relative ‘Un-marking’ of Race in On-line Progressive-Metal Fandom Threads
Session 5: Women and Gender in Heavy Metal, 10:00-11:30AM UN 228
Hill, Rosemary Lucy (Univ of York, UK) Are Women Metal Fans Groupies? The Impact of Dominant Representations of Women Rock and Metal Fans Upon Female Fans
Kitteringham, Sarah (Univ of Calgary, Canada) Extreme Conditions Demand Extreme Responses: The Rise of Women in Black Metal, Death Metal, Doom Metal and Grindcore
Patterson, Jamie (Univ of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA) Blasting Britney on the Way to Goatwhore: Listening Practices and Authenticity Among Female-Identified Fans of Death Metal in Piedmont North Carolina
Smit, Christopher (Calvin College, USA) Metal Gaga: Appropriation, Post-Consumption and the Metal Aesthetic
Session 6: Local Scenes and Sounds, Historically and Today 1:00-2:30PM UN 228
Riches, Gabby (Univ of Leeds, UK) Headbanging in the Margins: A Case Study of 3 Underground Metal Venues in Leeds, UK
Thibodeau, Anthony (Bowling Green State Univ, USA) Genre, Scene and Ritual in Cascadian Black Metal
Spracklen, Karl (Leeds Metropolitan Univ, UK) Keeping Time, Paying Bills: Serious Leisure, Imaginary Communities, Social Media and the Northern English Black Metal Scene
Guibert, Gérôme (Univ of Paris, Sorbonne-Nouvelle, France) “Marche ou crève”: Trust and the Singular Birth of French Heavy Metal in the Late ‘70s
SPECIAL TOUR OF THE BGSU SOUND RECORDINGS ARCHIVES AND THE POPULAR CULTURE LIBRARY 1:15-2:15PM
ROUNDTABLE: What Are the Origins and Meaning of Heavy Metal? 3:00-4:30PM IN UN 206
Moderated by Brian Hickam (Benedictine Univ, USA)
PANELISTS: Deena Weinstein (DePaul Univ, USA), Steve Waksman (Smith Coll, USA), Karl Spracklen (Leeds Metropolitan Univ, UK), Rob Kimple (Owner of RamaLama Records, Toledo scene veteran, and concert promoter, USA), Martin Popoff (journalist, author of 41 metal books, former editor-in-chief and co-founder of Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles magazine, Canada)
KEYNOTE: “METAL AFTER METAL STUDIES: WHAT COMES NEXT?” BY KEITH KAHN-HARRIS (Writer, Sociologist, UK) 5:00-6:30PM IN UN 206
SATURDAY, APRIL 6
EXHIBIT: “Beyond the Black: Masks and Facepaint through Genres, History & Cultures” 9:00AM-5:00PM in UN 200D
Session 7: Global Dimensions Saturday, April 6 9:00-10:30AM
Snell, Dave (Waikato Institute of Technology, New Zealand) Bogan’s Heroes: Thrash Metal in the Public Eye
Trummer, Manuel (Univ of Regensberg, Germany) “Musicians Should Never Turn into Servants of Politics”: Metal, Politics and Pop Culture in post-Soviet South Caucasus
Verne, Markus (Univ of Bayreuth, Germany) Fragile Hearts: Mainstreaming Metal in Madagascar
Zheng Yu (Bowling Green State Univ, USA) The Scene of Chinese Heavy Metal after the Golden Age: From Painkiller to the Globe
KEYNOTE: “RACE, GENDER AND AUTHENTICITY IN EXTREME MUSIC” BY LAINA DAWES (Journalist, Photographer, Writer, Canada) 11:00AM-12:30PM IN UN 206
ROUNDTABLE: HEAVY METAL and COMMUNITY 1:30-3:00PM IN UN 206
Moderated by Amber R. Clifford-Napoleone (Univ of Central Missouri, USA)
PANELISTS: Niall Scott (Univ of Central Lancashire, UK), Sarah Kitteringham (Univ of Calgary, Canada), Bryan Bardine (Univ of Dayton, USA), Esther Clinton (Bowling Green State Univ, USA), Todd Evans (Gwar, Mobile Death Camp) additional panelist(s) TBA
Session 8: Finnish Take on Metal Management and Consumption
Saturday, April 6 3:30-5:00PM
CHAIR: Karjalainen, Toni-Matti (Aalto Univ School of Business, Finland) In Somnium Exportata: A Finnish Story of International Metal Labor
Perttula, Eeva (Aalto Univ School of Business, Finland) Leadership by Perkele? Managing a Creative Metal Music Venture
Salo, Anna (Aalto Univ School of Business, Finland) The Anatomy of a Metal Festival: Tuska in Hellsinki
Session 9: Heavy Metal and Culture in the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico: National Identities, Religion and Gender
Saturday, April 6, 5:30-7:00 PM
CHAIR: Varas-Dias, Nelson (Univ of Puerto Rico and Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences) On your knees and pray! The Role of Religion in the Development of a Metal Scene in the Caribbean Island of Puerto Rico
Mendoza, Sigrid (Univ of Puerto Rico and Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences) There’s a Girl in the Mosh Pit! Female Gender Practices in Puerto Rico’s Heavy Metal Scene
Rivera-Segarra, Eliut & Osvaldo González (Univ of Puerto Rico and Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences) “Con la mancha de plátano”: The Role of National Identities in Puerto Rico’s Metal Scene.
SUNDAY, APRIL 7
EXHIBIT: “Beyond the Black: Masks and Facepaint through Genres, History & Cultures” 11:00AM-5:00PM in UN 200D
Session 10 Nostalgia and Kitsch: Metal Gets Sentimental
Sunday, April 7 11:00am-12:30PM
Klypchak, Brad (Texas A & M Commerce, USA) “…Another Thing Coming”: Nostalgia and Kitsch in Mass Cultural Manifestations of “Metal”
Sollee, Kristen (Independent Scholar, USA) “Where is Def Leppard? Where is Mötley Crüe? Why Do All My Lyrics Sound Like Dr. Seuss?” Steel Panther and the Parodic Revival of Glam Metal
McCombe, John (Univ of Dayton, USA) The Emergence of Realist Metal Video on MTV, 1983-1985, or Metal in the Pre-Tawny Kitaen Era on MTV
Bayer, Gerd (Univ of Erlangen, Germany) Sentimental Comedy and the Heavy Metal Documentary
ROUNDTABLE: THE TOLEDO HEAVY METAL SCENE moderated by Matt Donahue (BGSU) Panelists: TBA
Session 11 Comics, Sci-Fi and Superheroes: Metal Meets Fiction Sunday, April 7 2:30-4:00PM
Heesch, Florian (Univ of Music, Drama and Media, Germany) Nordic Metal Avenger: Jon Mikl Thor’s Performances of Superhero Characters
McKinnon, Colin (Independent Scholar, Switzerland) Metal and Comics: Strange Bedfellows?
Roby, David (Texas A & M, USA) Metalocalypse as Meta-Discourse
Wiebe, Laura (McMaster Univ, Canada) ‘Musicians from Mars’: Negotiating Music, Genre and Identity in Voivod’s Science Fictional Metal
Closing Remarks by Esther Clinton (Bowling Green State Univ, USA) 4:30-4:45PM in UN 206
Tuesday, April 2, other music film series presents Global Metal and Heavy Metal in Baghdad, Grounds for Thought coffee shop, Main St, BG 7 PM.
Wednesday, April 3, Welcome reception for conference delegates. Time and location TBA.
Friday, April 5, Book signing with Laina Dawes, author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal 8 PM.
Friday, April 5, 9 PM Concert: MAD 45 (local Toledo/BG band).
Saturday, April 6, Live music, TBA.