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This is right up our alley… especially yours, JaPaBo:
Metal and Cultural Impact: Metal’s Role in the 21st CenturyMetal Studies is a growing interdisciplinary field, connected to, though not limited to fields as diverse as Popular Culture, Leisure Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, History, English Studies, Music, Cultural and Critical Studies, Gender Studies, Critical Theory, and Business and Economics.
This conference aims to examine Metal culture’s role in society throughout the world. Does Metal seek to bring people together or pull them away from mainstream culture? Does it serve as a rallying cry for the oppressed throughout the world? Has its development over time negatively affected the quality of the music, or has the changing nature of our world made it that much more important to its fans, musicians, and those who control the industry? How has Metal music and its culture adapted with the changing world–or has it? And, as Metal continues to be a part of world cultures, how will it not only affect the world, but also how will it be affected by the world?