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Tjejers och killars identitetsutveckling i dödsmetallkulturen - en komparativ studie Eller "Man blir väl mer uppmärksammad på stan om man har en Deicide tröja som det står Biblebasher på"

Carnemalm, Elin and Garsén, Jenni (2004)
School of Social Work
Abstract
The purpose of this essay was to investigate what function death metal music has on young people's identity development. We interviewed five girls and five boys between the ages of 14 and 19 over the Internet. The interviewees are all participants of the death metal subculture. The results of the interviews were correlated to relevant youth research concerning identity development, gender and subculture. Our study indicated that both girls and boys use death metal music to escape harsh everyday life, to express and handle feelings of anger and sorrow. The study also indicated certain differences between the sexes. Female involvement in death metal subculture is a way to express their individuality whereas it provides a sense of belonging... (More)
The purpose of this essay was to investigate what function death metal music has on young people's identity development. We interviewed five girls and five boys between the ages of 14 and 19 over the Internet. The interviewees are all participants of the death metal subculture. The results of the interviews were correlated to relevant youth research concerning identity development, gender and subculture. Our study indicated that both girls and boys use death metal music to escape harsh everyday life, to express and handle feelings of anger and sorrow. The study also indicated certain differences between the sexes. Female involvement in death metal subculture is a way to express their individuality whereas it provides a sense of belonging to males. We believe this is the result of a male dominated culture in which the girls face problems of finding their own place. The girls seem to be breaking not only the overall gender expectations of society, but also the conception of a typical death metal fan. (Less)
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Carnemalm, Elin and Garsén, Jenni
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
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1357895
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2004-11-08
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2004-11-08
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  abstract     = {The purpose of this essay was to investigate what function death metal music has on young people's identity development. We interviewed five girls and five boys between the ages of 14 and 19 over the Internet. The interviewees are all participants of the death metal subculture. The results of the interviews were correlated to relevant youth research concerning identity development, gender and subculture. Our study indicated that both girls and boys use death metal music to escape harsh everyday life, to express and handle feelings of anger and sorrow. The study also indicated certain differences between the sexes. Female involvement in death metal subculture is a way to express their individuality whereas it provides a sense of belonging to males. We believe this is the result of a male dominated culture in which the girls face problems of finding their own place. The girls seem to be breaking not only the overall gender expectations of society, but also the conception of a typical death metal fan.},
  author       = {Carnemalm, Elin and Garsén, Jenni},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Tjejers och killars identitetsutveckling i dödsmetallkulturen - en komparativ studie Eller "Man blir väl mer uppmärksammad på stan om man har en Deicide tröja som det står Biblebasher på"},
  year         = {2004},
}