“My musical armor” : exploring metalhead identity through the battle jacket

O'Hagan, L. (2021) “My musical armor” : exploring metalhead identity through the battle jacket. Rock Music Studies. ISSN 1940-1159



  • O'Hagan, L.
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Keywords: battle jackets; heavy metal; subculture; identity; authenticity; patches
  • Accepted: 5 December 2020
  • Published (online): 2 February 2021
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Sociological Studies (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Symplectic Sheffield
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2021 07:33
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2021 11:46
Status: Published online
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/19401159.2021.1872763