"I hate this fucking country": Dealing with the Global and the Local in the Israeli Extreme Metal Scene

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Abstract:

This essay examines the ways in which the relationship between the global and the local is negotiated in the discursive strategies of members of the Israeli Extreme Metal scene. It is argued that membership of the scene is a fraught affair owing to the "double marginality" confronted by participants as a result of their association both with Israel and the global Extreme Metal scene. It will be shown how scene members use a variety of "strategies" - antagonism, refusal, nationalism, syncretism and engagement - in order to construct identities that respond to this fraught situation, and the essay concludes by arguing that the identification of such strategies provides an appropriate methodology for other researchers in this area.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: August 1, 2002

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