Review: Turkish Metal – Music, Meaning and Morality in a Muslim Society

Author(s) Johan Cato
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Issue CyberOrient, Vol. 7, Iss. 2, 2013, pp. 130-132
Published November 10, 2013
Type Book Review
Abstract The book is divided into seven chapters that deal with a variety of topics related to heavy metal, Turkey and Islam. The topics include questions concerning gender, nationalism, media coverage and satanic panic. The book is based on a broad range of materials, which include in-depth interviews with musicians and metalheads active on the scene, interviews with journalists and documentary analysis in the form of Turkish daily newspapers and material from the scene like fanzines, flyers, lyrics and webzines.
Keywords identity, gender, popular culture, Turkey, music