Mysticism Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

Mysticism  Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

This is the first extensive scholarly study of drone metal music and its religious associations, drawing on five years of ethnographic participant observation from more than 300 performances and 74 interviews, plus surveys, analyses of ...

Author: Owen Coggins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350025110

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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This is the first extensive scholarly study of drone metal music and its religious associations, drawing on five years of ethnographic participant observation from more than 300 performances and 74 interviews, plus surveys, analyses of sound recordings, artwork, and extensive online discourse about music. Owen Coggins shows that while many drone metal listeners identify as non-religious, their ways of engaging with and talking about drone metal are richly informed by mysticism, ritual and religion. He explores why language relating to mysticism and spiritual experience is so prevalent in drone metal culture and in discussion of musical experiences and practices of the genre. The author develops the work of Michel de Certeau to provide an empirically grounded theory of mysticism in popular culture. He argues that the marginality of the genre culture, together with the extremely abstract sound produces a focus on the listeners' engagement with sound, and that this in turn creates a space for the open-ended exploration of religiosity in extreme states of bodily consciousness.
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Mysticism Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

Mysticism  Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal

The twin purpose of the surveys was to elicit descriptions of drone metal or related performances and to make contact ... If interviewees mentioned terms connected to ritual, mysticism, religion or spirituality, I would ask for further ...

Author: Owen Coggins

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350025103

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 176

This is the first extensive scholarly study of drone metal music and its religious associations, drawing on five years of ethnographic participant observation from more than 300 performances and 74 interviews, plus surveys, analyses of sound recordings, artwork, and extensive online discourse about music. Owen Coggins shows that while many drone metal listeners identify as non-religious, their ways of engaging with and talking about drone metal are richly informed by mysticism, ritual and religion. He explores why language relating to mysticism and spiritual experience is so prevalent in drone metal culture and in discussion of musical experiences and practices of the genre. The author develops the work of Michel de Certeau to provide an empirically grounded theory of mysticism in popular culture. He argues that the marginality of the genre culture, together with the extremely abstract sound produces a focus on the listeners' engagement with sound, and that this in turn creates a space for the open-ended exploration of religiosity in extreme states of bodily consciousness.
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Metaldata

Metaldata

“The Still, Sad Music of Humanity in Doom Metal's Romanticizing Machine.” Criticism 59, no. 3 (Summer 2017): 469–89. ... Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal. London: Bloomsbury, 2018. Studies how drone metal culture ...

Author: Sonia Archer-Capuzzo

Publisher: A-R Editions, Inc.

ISBN: 9780895798923

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Metaldata: A Bibliography of Heavy Metal Resources is the first book-length bibliography of resources about heavy metal. From its beginnings in the late 1960s and early 1970s, heavy metal has emerged as one of the most consistently popular and commercially successful music styles. Over the decades the style has changed and diversified, drawing attention from fans, critics, and scholars alike. Scholars, journalists, and musicians have generated a body of writing, films, and instructional materials that is substantial in quantity, diverse in approach, and intended for many types of audiences, resulting in a wealth of information about heavy metal. Metaldata provides a current and comprehensive bibliographic resource for researchers and fans of metal. This book also serves as a guide for librarians in their collection development decisions. Chapters focus on performers, musical instruction, discographies, metal subgenres, metal in specific places, and research relating metal to the humanities and sciences, and encompass archives, books, articles, videos, websites, and other resources by scholars, journalists, musicians, and fans of this vibrant musical style.
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New Religions Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World 2 volumes

New Religions  Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World  2 volumes

Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal. London: Bloomsbury Publishing. McLaughlin, Levi. 2003. “Faith and Practice: Bringing Religion, Music, and Beethoven to Life in Soka Gakkai.” Social Science Japan Journal 6, no. 2: 161–179.

Author: Eugene V. Gallagher

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440862366

Category: Religion

Page: 718

View: 413

A valuable resource for students and general audiences, this book provides a unique global perspective on the history, beliefs, and practices of emergent faith communities, new religious traditions and movements worldwide, from the 19th century to the present. New Religions: Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World provides insightful global perspectives on the emergent faith communities and new traditions and movements of the last two centuries. Readers will gain access to the information necessary to explore the significance, complexities, and challenges that modern religious traditions have faced throughout their history and that continue to impact society today. The work identifies the themes and issues that have often brought new religions into conflict with the larger societies of which they are a part. Coverage includes new religious groups that emerged in America, such as the Seventh-day Adventists, the Latter-day Saints, and the Jehovah's Witnesses; alternative communities around the globe that emerged from the major Western and Eastern traditions, such as Aum Shinrikyo and Al-Qaeda; and marginalized groups that came to a sudden end, such as the Peoples Temple, Heaven's Gate, and the Branch Davidians. The entries highlight thematic and broader issues that run across the individual religious traditions, and will also help students analyze and assess the common difficulties faced by emergent religious communities. Presents alphabetically arranged entries on new religions that provide readers with easy-to-access, historical information about how these religions emerged from their cultural contexts and evolved over time Provides numerous primary source documents—each introduced by a headnote—that convey firsthand accounts of the founding of new religions and supply students material for critical analysis Includes photographs that help students better visualize important places, people, and things related to new religions Helps meet world history content standards and enables a fuller understanding of religious beliefs and practices in the contemporary world as well as how religions have responded to challenges and uncertainties
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Urban Monstrosities

Urban Monstrosities

A book entitled Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal Music will be published in 2018 by Bloomsbury Academic. He is Honorary Associate of the Religious Studies department at the Open University, and currently works as a ...

Author: Joseph Lamperez

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781527515574

Category: Social Science

Page: 181

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Sign of sublime excess and transgression, guardian of the threshold and uncanny creature par excellence, the monster of late has also become a mainstay of urban narratives – even while its presence in these texts remains untheorized. The authors in this collection show how artists and writers across the past two hundred years, from William Wordsworth to China Miéville, figure the monster as a barometer of changing urban patterns. Here, monstrosity becomes the herald of embryonic social forms and marginalized populations in portrayals of cities across media – from video games, film and avant-garde sonic experiments to written tales of urban fantasy and gothic ruin. This volume suggests that poetic and municipal structures evolve in tandem. Within its chapters, unearthly buildings and beings signal a host of new urban dispensations.
Categories: Social Science

The Extravagance of Music

The Extravagance of Music

Perhaps the most extreme example is Lou Reed's wonderfully rebarbative Metal Machine Music (1975). ... and are therefore often rendered as pilgrimage' (Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal (London: Bloomsbury, 2018), 100–1).

Author: David Brown

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319918181

Category: Philosophy

Page: 325

View: 536

This book explores the ways in which music can engender religious experience, by virtue of its ability to evoke the ineffable and affect how the world is open to us. Arguing against approaches that limit the religious significance of music to an illustrative function, The Extravagance of Music sets out a more expansive and optimistic vision, which suggests that there is an ‘excess’ or ‘extravagance’ in both music and the divine that can open up revelatory and transformative possibilities. In Part I, David Brown argues that even in the absence of words, classical instrumental music can disclose something of the divine nature that allows us to speak of an experience analogous to contemplative prayer. In Part II, Gavin Hopps contends that, far from being a wasteland of mind-closing triviality, popular music frequently aspires to elicit the imaginative engagement of the listener and is capable of evoking intimations of transcendence. Filled with fresh and accessible discussions of diverse examples and forms of music, this ground-breaking book affirms the disclosive and affective capacities of music, and shows how it can help to awaken, vivify, and sustain a sense of the divine in everyday life.
Categories: Philosophy

Religion and Popular Music

Religion and Popular Music

Christian Metal, Marcus Moberg Mortality and Music, Christopher Partridge Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal, Owen Coggins Religion in Hip Hop, edited by Monica R. Miller, Anthony B. Pinn and Bernard “Bun B” Freeman Sacred ...

Author: Andreas Häger

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350003712

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 862

Through in-depth case studies, Religion and Popular Music explores encounters between music, fans and religion. The book examines several popular music artists - including Bob Dylan, Prince and Katy Perry - and looks at the way religion comes into play in their work and personas. Genres explored by contributing authors include country, folk, rock, metal and Electronic Dance Music. Case studies in the book originate from a variety of geographic and cultural contexts, focusing on topics such as nationalism and hard rock in Russia, fan culture in Argentina, and punk and Islam in Indonesia. Chapters engage with the central issue of how global music meets local audiences and practices, and considers how fans as well as religious groups react to the uses of religion in popular music. It also looks at how they make these interactions between popular music and religion components in their own identity, community and practice. Tapping into a vital and lively topic of teaching, research and wider cultural interest, and employing diverse methodologies across musicians, fans and religious groups, this book is an important contribution to the growing field of religion and popular music studies.
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U2 and the Religious Impulse

U2 and the Religious Impulse

Christian Metal, Marcus Moberg Mortality and Music, Christopher Partridge Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal, Owen Coggins Religion in Hip Hop, edited by Monica R. Miller, Anthony B. Pinn and Bernard “Bun B” Freeman Sacred ...

Author: Scott Calhoun

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350032569

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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U2 and the Religious Impulse examines indications in U2's music and performances that the band work at conscious and subconscious levels as artists who focus on matters of the spirit, religious traditions, and a life guided by both belief and doubt. U2 is known for a career of stirring songs, landmark performances and for its interest in connecting with fans to reach a higher power to accomplish greater purposes. Its success as a rock band is unparalleled in the history of rock 'n' roll's greatest acts. In addition to all the thrills one would expect from entertainers at this level, U2 surprises many listeners who examine its lyrics and concert themes by having a depth of interest in matters of human existence more typically found in literature, philosophy and theology. The multi-disciplinary perspectives presented here account for the durability of U2's art and offer informed explanations as to why many fans of popular music who seek a connection with a higher power find U2 to be a kindred spirit. This study will be of interest to scholars and students of religious studies and musicology, interested in religion and popular music, as well as religion and popular culture more broadly.
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Multilingual Metal Music

Multilingual Metal Music

Sociocultural, Linguistic and Literary Perspectives on Heavy Metal Lyrics Amanda DiGioia Riitta-Liisa Valijärvi, Charlotte Doesburg ... Mysticism, ritual, and religion in drone metal. London: Bloomsbury. Crescent Lament.恆月三途(2015).

Author: Amanda DiGioia

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781839099489

Category: Music

Page: 312

View: 685

This multi-disciplinary book explores the textual analysis of heavy metal lyrics written in languages other than English including Japanese, Yiddish, Latin, Russian, Hungarian, Austrian German, and Norwegian. Topics covered include national and minority identity, politics, wordplay, parody, local/global, intertextuality, and adaptation.
Categories: Music

Christian Punk

Christian Punk

Christian Metal, Marcus Moberg Mortality and Music, Christopher Partridge Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal, Owen Coggins Religion in Hip Hop, edited by Monica R. Miller, Anthony B. Pinn and Bernard “Bun B” Freeman Religion ...

Author: Ibrahim Abraham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350094802

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Christian punk is a surprisingly successful musical subculture and a fascinating expression of American evangelicalism. Situating Christian punk within the modern history of Christianity and the rapidly changing culture of spirituality and secularity, this book illustrates how Christian punk continues punk's autonomous and oppositional creative practices, but from within a typically traditional evangelical morality. Analyzing straight edge Christian abstinence and punk-friendly churches, this book also focuses on gender performance within a subculture dominated by young men in a time of contested gender roles and ideologies. Critically-minded and rich in ethnographic data and insider perspectives, Christian Punk will engage scholars of contemporary evangelicalism, religion and popular music, and punk and all its related subcultures.
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Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music

Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music

Christian Metal, Marcus Moberg Christian Punk, edited by Ibrahim Abraham Mortality and Music, Christopher Partridge Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal, Owen Coggins Religion and Popular Music, edited by Andreas Häger Religion ...

Author: Georgina Gregory

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350086937

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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This book highlights how the diverse nature of spiritual practices are experienced and manifest through the medium of popular music. At first glance, chapters on Krishnacore, the Rave Church phenomenon and post-punk repertoire of Psychic TV may appear to have little in common; however, this book draws attention to some of the similarities of the nuances of spiritual expression that underpin the lived experience of popular music. As an interdisciplinary volume, the extensive introduction unpacks and clarifies terminology relating to the study of religion and popular music. The cross-disciplinary approach of the book makes it accessible and appealing to scholars of religious studies, cultural studies, popular music studies and theology. Unlike existing collections dealing with popular music and religion that focus on a specific genre, this innovative book offers a range of music and case studies, with chapters written by international contributors.
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Isn t it Ironic

Isn t it Ironic

His book Mysticism, Ritual, and Religion in Drone Metal was published by Bloomsbury Academic in 2018 and won the book prize of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music in 2019. His articles have also appeared in ...

Author: Ian Kinane

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000377019

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

View: 605

This volume addresses the relationship between irony and popular culture and the role of the consumer in determining and disseminating meaning. Arguing that in a cultural climate largely characterised by fractious communications and perilous linguistic exchanges, the very role of irony in popular culture needs to come under greater scrutiny, it focuses on the many uses, abuses, and misunderstandings of irony in contemporary popular culture, and explores the troubling political populism at the heart of many supposedly satirical and (apparently) non-satirical texts. In an environment in which irony is frequently claimed as a defence for material and behaviour judged controversial, how do we, as a society entrenched in forms of popular culture and media, interpret work that is intended as satire but which reads as unironic? How do we accurately decode works of popular film, literature, television, music, and other cultural forms which sell themselves as bitingly ironic commentaries on current society, but which are also problematic celebrations of the very issues they purport to critique? And what happens when texts intended and received in one manner are themselves ironically recontextualised in another? Bringing together studies across a range of cultural texts including popular music, film and television, Isn’t it Ironic? will appeal to scholars of the social sciences and humanities with interests in cultural studies, media studies, popular culture, literary studies and sociology.
Categories: Social Science

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class

... 2002's Traces of the Spirit: The Religious Dimensions of Popular Music to Owen Coggins's 2018 examination of the religious language used by some fans in Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal, scholars have fruitfully ...

Author: Ian Peddie

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501345388

Category: Music

Page: 616

View: 964

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Popular Music and Social Class is the first extensive analysis of the most important themes and concepts in this field. Encompassing contemporary research in ethnomusicology, sociology, cultural studies, history, and race studies, the volume explores the intersections between music and class, and how the meanings of class are asserted and denied, confused and clarified, through music. With chapters on key genres, traditions, and subcultures, as well as fresh and engaging directions for future scholarship, the volume considers how music has thought about and articulated social class. It consists entirely of original contributions written by internationally renowned scholars, and provides an essential reference point for scholars interested in the relationship between popular music and social class.
Categories: Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research

Fletcher and Umurhan, Classical Antiquity in Heavy Metal; Coggins, Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal; Rombes, A Cultural Dictionary of Punk; and Hegarty and Halliwell, Beyond and Before. 21. Sneeringer, A Social History of ...

Author: Allan Moore

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501330476

Category: Music

Page: 640

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The Bloomsbury Handbook of Rock Music Research is the first comprehensive academic survey of the field of rock music as it stands today. More than 50 years into its life and we still ask - what is rock music, why is it studied, and how does it work, both as music and as cultural activity? This volume draws together 37 of the leading academics working on rock to provide answers to these questions and many more. The text is divided into four major sections: practice of rock (analysis, performance, and recording); theories; business of rock; and social and culture issues. Each chapter combines two approaches, providing a summary of current knowledge of the area concerned as well as the consequences of that research and suggesting profitable subsequent directions to take. This text investigates and presents the field at a level of depth worthy of something which has had such a pervasive influence on the lives of millions.
Categories: Music

How Music Empowers

How Music Empowers

Listening to Modern Rap and Metal Steven Gamble. Anderson, C. and Galinsky, A. D. (2006) 'Power, Optimism, ... Coggins, O. (2018) Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal. London and New York: Bloomsbury. Coldplay (2003) 'Clocks' ...

Author: Steven Gamble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000369328

Category: Music

Page: 178

View: 369

How Music Empowers argues that empowerment is the key to unlocking the long-standing mystery of how music moves us. Drawing upon cutting-edge research in embodied cognitive science, psychology, and cultural studies, the book provides a new way of understanding how music affects listeners. The argument develops from our latest conceptions of what it is to be human, investigating experiences of listening to popular music in everyday life. Through listening, individuals have the potential to redefine themselves, gain resilience, connect with other people, and make a difference in society. Applying a groundbreaking theoretical framework to postmillennial rap and metal, the book uncovers why vast numbers of listeners engage with music typically regarded as ‘social problems’ or dismissed as ‘extreme’. In the first ever comparative analytical treatment of rap and metal music, twenty songs are analysed as case studies that reveal the empowering potential of listening. The book details how individuals interact with rap and metal communities in a self-perpetuating process which keeps these thriving music cultures – and the listeners themselves – alive and well. Can music really change the world? How Music Empowers answers: yes, because it changes us. How Music Empowers will interest scholars and researchers of popular music, ethnomusicology, music psychology, music therapy, and music education.
Categories: Music

Half Sound Half Philosophy

Half Sound  Half Philosophy

Mysticism, Ritual, and Religion in Drone Metal. London: Bloomsbury Academic. Corbin, Alain. 1998. Village Bells: Sound and Meaning in the Nineteenth-Century French Countryside. European Perspectives. New York: Columbia University ...

Author: Jing Wang

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501333507

Category: Music

Page: 240

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From the late 1990s until today, China's sound practice has been developing in an increasingly globalized socio-political-aesthetic milieu, receiving attentions and investments from the art world, music industry and cultural institutes, with nevertheless, its unique acoustic philosophy remaining silent. This book traces the history of sound practice from contemporary Chinese visual art back in the 1980s, to electronic music, which was introduced as a target of critique in the 1950s, to electronic instrument building fever in the late 1970s and early 1980s, and to the origins of both academic and nonacademic electronic and experimental music activities. This expansive tracing of sound in the arts resonates with another goal of this book, to understand sound and its artistic practice through notions informed by Chinese qi-cosmology and qi-philosophy, including notions of resonance, shanshui (mountains-waters), huanghu (elusiveness and evasiveness), and distributed monumentality and anti-monumentality. By turning back to deep history to learn about the meaning and function of sound and listening in ancient China, the book offers a refreshing understanding of the British sinologist Joseph Needham's statement that “Chinese acoustics is acoustics of qi.” and expands existing conceptualization of sound art and contemporary music at large.
Categories: Music

Digital Mythology and the Internet s Monster

Digital Mythology and the Internet s Monster

Also Available from Bloomsbury The Bloomsbury Reader in the Study of Myth, edited by Jonathan Miles-Watson and Vivian Asimos Martin Scorsese's Divine Comedy, Catherine O'Brien Mysticism, Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal, Owen Coggins ...

Author: Vivian Asimos

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350181458

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Exploring a prominent digital mythology, this book proposes a new way of viewing both online narratives and the online communities which tell them. The Slender Man – a monster known for making children disappear and causing violent deaths to the adults who seek to know more about him – is used as an extended case study to explore the role of digital communities, as well as the question of the existence of a broader “digital culture”. Structural anthropological mythic analysis and ethnographic details demonstrate how the Slender Man mythology is structured, and how its everlasting nature in the online communities demonstrates an importance of the mythos.
Categories: Social Science

Global Metal Music and Culture

Global Metal Music and Culture

These attempts at understanding connections between metal and religion are reminders of the necessity, outlined by Marcus Moberg (2012, pp. ... Michel de Certeau has much to offer a theorization of drone metal mysticism.

Author: Andy R. Brown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317587248

Category: Music

Page: 388

View: 477

This book defines the key ideas, scholarly debates, and research activities that have contributed to the formation of the international and interdisciplinary field of Metal Studies. Drawing on insights from a wide range of disciplines including popular music, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, philosophy, and ethics, this volume offers new and innovative research on metal musicology, global/local scenes studies, fandom, gender and metal identity, metal media, and commerce. Offering a wide-ranging focus on bands, scenes, periods, and sounds, contributors explore topics such as the riff-based song writing of classic heavy metal bands and their modern equivalents, and the musical-aesthetics of Grindcore, Doom metal, Death metal, and Progressive metal. They interrogate production technologies, sound engineering, album artwork and band promotion, logos and merchandising, t-shirt and jewellery design, and fan communities that define the global metal music economy and subcultural scene. The volume explores how the new academic discipline of metal studies was formed, also looking forward to the future of metal music and its relationship to metal scholarship and fandom. With an international range of contributors, this volume will appeal to scholars of popular music, cultural studies, and sociology, as well as those interested in metal communities around the world.
Categories: Music

Remote Warfare

Remote Warfare

Drone noise , drone music , or drone sound prompts reflection on moral binaries brought together by sonic quirks of ... Owen Coggins , Mysticism , Ritual and Religion in Drone Metal ( London : Bloomsbury Academic , 2018 ) , 137–70 . 7.

Author: Rebecca A. Adelman

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452960982

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 265

Considers how people have confronted, challenged, and resisted remote warfare Drone warfare is now a routine, if not predominant, aspect of military engagement. Although this method of delivering violence at a distance has been a part of military arsenals for two decades, scholarly debate on remote warfare writ large has remained stuck in tired debates about practicality, efficacy, and ethics. Remote Warfare broadens the conversation, interrogating the cultural and political dimensions of distant warfare and examining how various stakeholders have responded to the reality of state-sponsored remote violence. The essays here represent a panoply of viewpoints, revealing overlooked histories of remoteness, novel methodologies, and new intellectual challenges. From the story arc of Homeland to redefining the idea of a “warrior,” these thirteen pieces consider the new nature of surveillance, similarities between killing with drones and gaming, literature written by veterans, and much more. Timely and provocative, Remote Warfare makes significant and lasting contributions to our understanding of drones and the cultural forces that shape and sustain them. Contributors: Syed Irfan Ashraf, U of Peshawar, Pakistan; Jens Borrebye Bjering, U of Southern Denmark; Annika Brunck, U of Tübingen; David A. Buchanan, U.S. Air Force Academy; Owen Coggins, Open U; Andreas Immanuel Graae, U of Southern Denmark; Brittany Hirth, Dickinson State U; Tim Jelfs, U of Groningen; Ann-Katrine S. Nielsen, Aarhus U; Nike Nivar Ortiz, U of Southern California; Michael Richardson, U of New South Wales; Kristin Shamas, U of Oklahoma; Sajdeep Soomal; Michael Zeitlin, U of British Columbia.
Categories: Social Science

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music

... and a Microphone: Turntablism, Ritual, and Implicit Religion,' Culture and Religion 10 (2009): 23–38. Cloonan, M. Banned! Censorship of Popular Music in Britain 1967-92. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1996. Coggins, O. 'Drone Metal Mysticism'.

Author: Christopher Partridge

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474237345

Category: Religion

Page: 440

View: 789

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Popular Music is the first comprehensive analysis of the most important themes and concepts in this field. Drawing on contemporary research from religious studies, theology, sociology, ethnography, and cultural studies, the volume comprises thirty-one specifically commissioned essays from a team of international experts. The chapters explore the principal areas of inquiry and point to new directions for scholarship. Featuring chapters on methodology, key genres, religious traditions and popular music subcultures, this volume provides the essential reference point for anyone with an interest in religion and popular music as well as popular culture more broadly. Religious traditions covered include Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Paganism and occultism. Coverage of genres and religion ranges from heavy metal, rap and hip hop to country music and film and television music. Edited by Christopher Partridge and Marcus Moberg, this Handbook defines the research field and provides an accessible entry point for new researchers in the field.
Categories: Religion