Emerald Studies in Metal Music and Culture

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Emerald Studies in Metal Music and Culture is the first scholarly book series on heavy metal. The series publishes research monographs, edited collections and short books (between 20-50,000 words) within the humanities and social sciences, on metal and its associated sub-genres.

Metal Music Studies has grown enormously over the last eight years from a handful of scholars within Sociology and Popular Music Studies, to hundreds of active scholars working across a diverse range of disciplines. The rise of interest in heavy metal academically reflects the growth of the genre as a normal or contested part of everyday lives around the globe.

The aim and scope of this series is to:
- provide a home and focus for the growing number of monographs and edited collections that analyze heavy metal and other heavy music
- publish work that fits within the emergent subject field of metal music studies, that is, work that is critical and inter-disciplinary across the social sciences and humanities
- support the development of Early Career Researchers through providing opportunities to convert their doctoral theses into research monographs.

The editors are particularly interested to receive proposals that deal with metal outside of Europe and North America, but are happy to discuss any ideas that fit within the broad scope of the series aims.

International Advisory Board

Andy R. Brown, Bath Spa University, UK
Amber Clifford-Napleone, University of Central Missouri, USA
Kevin Fellezs, Columbia University, USA
Cynthia Grund, University of Southern Denmark
Gérôme Guibert, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, France
Catherine Hoad, Macquarie University, Australia
Rosemary Overell, Otago University, NZ
Niall Scott, University of Central Lancashire, UK
Karl Spracklen, Leeds Beckett University, UK
Heather Savigny, Bournemouth University, UK
Nelson Varas-Diaz, Florida International University, USA
Deena Weinstein, DePaul University, USA

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Rosemary Lucy Hill

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