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Black Metal Hordes: War and Alliance in the black metal scene of São Paulo

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Lucas Lopes de Moraes
Total Authors: 1
Document type: Master's Dissertation
Press: São Paulo.
Institution: Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD)
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Examining board members:
Jose Guilherme Cantor Magnani; Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji; Alexandre Barbosa Pereira
Advisor: Jose Guilherme Cantor Magnani

The research that underpins this dissertation part of an anthropological approach to the collective arrangements and social actors linked to the black metal in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Black Metal is a musical style derived from the heavy metal genre that is a set of elements that support a specific way of life. The activities of field work were developed during two and a half years (between 2012 and 2014) in the capital, in the metropolitan area and in some cities in the state, in the places frequented by these subjects (collective or individual). The aim of this study was to map the different forms of sociability constructed by these social actors linked to black metal, and thus elucidate how these collective arrangements and their native categories may express a specific perspective on urbanization and its borders. For both, the category native scene was taken as the central object of analysis, allowing unravel a system of alliances and exchanges of favors a circle of giving , that underpin the construction of collective notions of belonging, as well as a specific perspective on segmentation of urban spaces. It were also analyzed the sound of style compositions, native theories about music, performances performed during the events, as well as the conceptions of these social actors concerning Satanism, the Quimbanda (and the exus) and the opposition to Judeo-Christian religions. Therefore, from the relation of all these elements, it was possible to describe the particular war of the black metal of São Paulo in defense of the scene and the values of the style. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/09458-7 - Black metal hordes: war and alliance in the black metal scene in São Paulo
Grantee:Lucas Lopes de Moraes
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master