Pauwke Berkers and Julian Schaap. 2018. 'Gender Inequality in Metal Music Production'


  • Catherine Hoad Massey University



heavy metal, gender, feminism, performance


Pauwke Berkers and Julian Schaap. 2018. Gender Inequality in Metal Music Production. London: Emerald Books. ISBN 978-1-78714-675-4 (pbk). 176 pp.

Author Biography

Catherine Hoad, Massey University

Catherine Hoad is a lecturer and research coordinator in the School of Music and Creative Media Production at Massey University, Wellington. She received her PhD in Media, Music and Cultural Studies from Macquarie University, Sydney in 2016. Catherine’s research critiques and theorises constructions of ethnonational and gendered belongings in heavy metal scenes, with a particular focus on geolocalised discourses of metal and whiteness. Her work has appeared in Popular MusicMetal Music Studies, and the International Journal of Community Music, and she is currently editing a collection on Australian heavy metal scenes, cultures and practices. 


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How to Cite

Hoad, C. (2019). Pauwke Berkers and Julian Schaap. 2018. ’Gender Inequality in Metal Music Production’. Perfect Beat, 19(2), 172–174.