Heavy Metal Figurations: Civilising Processes and the ‘Controlled De-Controlling’ of Emotions

This paper examines the Irish heavy metal scene, adapting Elias’s figurational sociology as a resource. Following an extended qualitative study of the different ‘fan’ spaces, I examine the role that ‘control’ (individual and collective) plays in shaping the emotional experience, heavy metal subcultural hierarchies and the distribution of subcultural capital.



Citation:

Gary Sinclair (2013) ,"Heavy Metal Figurations: Civilising Processes and the ‘Controlled De-Controlling’ of Emotions", in E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10, eds. Gert Cornelissen, Elena Reutskaja, and Ana Valenzuela, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 245-246.

Authors

Gary Sinclair, Dublin Institute of Techology,Ireland



Volume

E - European Advances in Consumer Research Volume 10 | 2013



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