Heavy Metal Music in Latin America: Perspectives from the Distorted South

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Nelson Varas-Díaz, Daniel Nevárez Araújo, Eliut Rivera-Segarra
Rowman & Littlefield, Dec 30, 2020 - Music - 360 pages

In Heavy Metal Music in Latin America: Perspectives from the Distorted South, the editors bring together scholars engaged in the study of heavy metal music in Latin America to reflect on the heavy metal genre from a regional perspective. The contributors’ southern voices diversify metal scholarship in the global north. An extreme musical genre for an extreme region, the contributors explore how issues like colonialism, dictatorships, violence, ethnic extermination and political persecution have shaped heavy metal music in Latin America, and how music has helped shape Latin American culture and politics.

 

Contents

Introduction
1
Understanding Metal Music in Latin America
5
A Soundtrack for a Violent Context
37
Decolonizing Local Histories through Music
131
Marginality and Cultures of Resistance
217
Liberation through Metal Music
285
Index
333
About the Contributors
347
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Nelson Varas-Díaz is professor of social-community psychology in the Department of Global and Sociocultural Studies at Florida International University.

Daniel Nevárez Araújo received his PhD from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Eliut Rivera Segarra is clinical psychologist and assistant professor at the Ponce Health Sciences University in Puerto Rico.

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