What Are You Doing Here?

What Are You Doing Here?

A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal

Book - 2012
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Laina Dawes is not always the only black woman at metal shows and she's not always the only headbanger among her black female friends. In her first book, the Canadian critic and music fan questions herself, her hardcore heroes and dozens of black punk, metal and hard-rock fans to answer a knee-jerk question she's heard a hundred times in the small clubs where her favourite bands play: What are you doing here?' She investigates how black female musicians and fans navigate the metal, hardcore and punk music genres that are regularly thought of as inclusive spaces.'
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : Bazillion Points, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781935950059
Branch Call Number: 782.42166 D321W 2012
782.42166 D321W 2012
Characteristics: 206 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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cazprescott Mar 19, 2013

This book is EXCELLENT! Very few black people will be willing to admit to the experiences they have in the world of rock. Hopefully everyone who reads Laina's book will have to courage to express their hurt & anger more articulately. For white & other people of color this will be a severe wakeup call. I will definitely be buying multiple copies for friends of all races who are about solutions.


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