What Are You Doing Here? - A Black Woman's Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal

Author(s): Laina Dawes

metal | grrrls

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.'


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781935950059
  • : Bazillion Points
  • : Bazillion Points
  • : January 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Laina Dawes
  • : Paperback
  • : 208