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978-1-66691-615-7 • Hardback • May 2023 • $95.00 • (£73.00)
978-1-66691-616-4 • eBook • May 2023 • $45.00 • (£35.00) (coming soon)
Julie Turley is assistant professor and open education librarian at Kingsborough Community College/City University of New York in Brooklyn.
Joan Jocson-Singh is library director at the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, CA.
Chapter 1: Mother Framing: Methodologies
Chapter 2: The Stories We Tell: Qualitative Interviews (Vignettes)
Chapter 3: The Rock Mom Memoir
Chapter 4: Vigilante Motherhood: The Embrace of Anger
Chapter 5: Daughters on Rock Moms: Life, Performance, Musicking, and Bonding
Chapter 6: Mother Tracks: Rock and Metal Moms Write Motherhood
"Turley and Jocson-Singh's focus on motherhood sets this work apart. Heavy Music Mothers is engaging, unique, well-researched, and an important contribution to the literature concerned with music and gender and how women navigate these traditionally male-dominated spaces." — Stacy Russo, author of We Were Going to Change the World: Interviews with Women from the 1970s and 1980s Southern California Punk Rock Scene
"Heavy Music Mothers by Julie Turley and Joan Jocson-Singh offers a brave and important look into what it takes to make extreme music while mothering—and highlights the structural and social barriers that get in the way. These mothers' stories are raw, vulnerable, harrowing, and beautiful, just like the music they make. Heavy Music Mothers will change the way you understand metal, punk, and motherhood." — Beth Winegarner, author of Tenacity: Heavy Metal in the Middle East and Africa