Deena Weinstein b3


last updated  Spring 2015


Chapters in Books
Book Reviews
Papers Presented



Rock'n America: A Social and Cultural History

Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015


Heavy Metal: The Music And Its Culture
New York: DaCapo, 2000


Postmodern(ized) Simmel
London: Routledge, 1993

(With M.A. Weinstein)

Republished in Rutledge Revivals, 2013


Heavy Metal:

A Cultural Sociology
New York: Macmillan/Lexington, 1991


Schopenhauer and Nietzsche by Georg Simmel (Introduction and  Translation), (with H.Loiskandl and M.A. Weinstein) Amherst: University Of

Massachusetts Press, 1986
Paperback Reprint-The University Of 

      Illinois Press, 1991


Serious Rock: The Artistic Vision of Modern Society In Pink Floyd, Rush and Bruce Springsteen
Montreal: New World Perspectives, 1985


Bureaucratic Opposition:
Challenging Abuses At The Workplace
New York: Pergamon, Press, 1979


Choosing Sociology:
An Introduction To Critical Inquiry

New York: David Mckay, 1974

(with M.A. Weinstein)

Choosing Soc

Living Sociology: A Critical Introduction
New York: David Mckay, 1974

(with M.A. Weinstein)


The Roles of Man:
An Introduction to The Social Sciences

Hinsdale, Illinois: Dryden Press, 1972
(with M.A. Weinstein)


Clash of Perspectives: Readings In Social Science
Hinsdale, Illinois: Dryden Press, 1972
(with M.A. Weinstein)


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“Birmingham's Post-Industrial Metal," pp. 38-54 in Sounds and the City: Popular Music, Place and Globalization, edited by Brett Lashua, Karl Spracklen and Stemphen Wagg, Houndmills, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

“Pagan Metal,” pp. 58-76 in Donna Watson and Andy Bennett  (ed.), Pop Pagans: Paganism and Popular Music, Durham: Acumen, 2013

“Metallica’s Kills,” pp. 149-155 in Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself: Essays on Debut Albums, George Plasketes (ed.), Farnham: Ashgate, 2013

“The Globalization of Metal,” pp. 34-59 in Metal Rules the Globe: Heavy Metal Music Around the World, Jeremy Wallach, Harris M. Berger and Paul D. Greene (eds.), Durham, N.C.: Duke Univ. Press, 2011

“Neil Peart versus Ayn Rand,” pp. 273-285 in Rush and Philosophy: Heart and Mind United,  Jim Berti and Durrell Bowman (eds.), Chicago: Open Book Press, 2011 (with M.A. Weinstein)

“Appreciating Cover Songs: Stereophony,” pp.243-251 in George Plasketes (ed.) Play it Again: Cover Songs in Popular Music, Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2010

“The Empowering Masculinity in British Heavy Metal," pp. 17-31 in Gerd Bayer (ed.), Heavy Metal Music in Britain, Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, 2009 

“Individual And Society In Twentieth - And Twenty - First Century Views Of Life,” pp. 183-197 in Cecile Roi and Christian Papiloud (eds.) Soziologie als Möglichkeit: 100 Jahre Georg Simmels Untersuchungen über die Formen der Vergesellschaftu, Wiesbaden: Verlag, 2008 (with Michael A. Weinstein)

“Introduction,” Energy Unseen: The Photography of Nathan Baker, Chicago: The Clergy Press, 2003

“Progressive Rock As Text: The Lyrics of Roger Waters,” pp.91-109 in Kevin Holm-Hudson (ed.) Progressive Rock Reconsidered, New York: Routledge, 2001

“Net-Game,” pp.210-215 in David Bell and Barbara M. Kennedy (eds.) The Cybercultures Reader, London: Routledge, 2000  (with M.A.Weinstein)

“Youth,” pp.101-110 in Bruce Horner and Thomas Swiss (eds.), Key Terms in Popular Music and Culture, Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1999

“Knockin' the Rock (Revised version),” PRIMUS Series, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1999

“McDonaldization Enframed” pp.57-69 in Barry Smart (ed.), Resisting McDonaldization, London: Sage, 1999 (with M.A.Weinstein)“Art vs. Commerce: Deconstructing a (Useful) Romantic Illusion,” pp.56-69 in Karen Kelly and Evelyn McDonnell (eds.), Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky: Music and Myth, New York: New York University Press, 1999

“Art vs. Commerce: Deconstructing a (Useful) Romantic Illusion,” pp.56-69 in Karen Kelly and Evelyn McDonnell (eds.), Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky: Music and Myth, New York: New York University Press, 1999

“Simmel-Eco vs. Simmel-Marx: Ironized Alienation,” pp.63-77 in Jennifer Lehmann (ed.) Current Perspectives in Social Theory, Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1998 (with M.A.Weinstein)

“The History of Rock's Pasts through Rock Covers,” pp. 137-151 in Thomas Swiss, John Sloop and Andrew Herman (eds.), Mapping the Beat: Popular Music and Contemporary Theory, Malden, MA: Blackwell, 1998

“Netgame Cameo,” pp. 159-164 in Digital Delirium, Arthur Kroker and Marilouise Kroker (eds.), St. Martin's Press, New York, 1997 (with M.A.Weinstein)

“Georg Simmel,” a chapter for the Calhoun/Ritzer Primis database series PERSPECTIVES, New York: McGraw-Hill, 1997 (with M.A.Weinstein)

“The Liberation of Religiosity from Religion: Simmel on the Religious Impulse in Postmodernity” pp.129-141 in Felicitas Doerr-Backes and Ludwig Nieder (eds.) Georg Simmel: Between Modernity and Postmodernity, Wurzburg, Germany:Konigshausen & Neumann, 1995

“Sociologists at Work: Rock Music in the Trenches of the Culture Wars,” page 66 in Beth Hess, Elizabeth Markson and Peter Stein, Sociology 5th Edition, Boston: Allyn and Bacon,1995

“Expendable Youth: The Rise and Fall of Youth Culture,” pages 67-85 in Jonathon Epstein (ed.) Adolescents And Their Music: If It's Too Loud, You're Too Old, Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing, 1994

“Rock: Youth and its Music (revised)” pages 3-23 in Jonathon Epstein (ed.) Adolescents And Their Music: If It's Too Loud, You're Too Old, Hamden, CT: Garland Publishing, 1994

“Rock Bands: Collective Creativity,” pages 205-222 in Muriel G. Cantor and Cheryl Zollars (eds.) Current Research On Occupations And Professions, Vol.8 (Creators of Culture: Occupations and Professions in Culture Industries) Greenwich, CT: JAI Press, 1993

“Expendable Youth: The Rise and Fall of Youth Culture,” pages 106- 115 in Leonard Cargan and Jeanne Ballantine (eds.), Sociological Footprints, Sixth Edition, Belmont, CA:Wadsworth Publishers, 1993; and 1996 revised edition also published in Vaughan, Readings in Sociology, 1st Edition, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996

“Rock is Youth/ Youth Is Rock,” pages 91-98 in Kenneth J.Bindas (ed.) America's Musical Pulse: Popular Music In Twentieth-Century Society, Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992

“Knockin' the Rock: Popular Music Defined as a Social Problem,” McGraw-Hill Social Problems series [PRIMUS], 1992 Also published as “Knockin' the Rock: Popular Music Defined as a Social Problem,” pages 23-34 in Craig Calhoun and George Ritzer (eds.) Perspectives On Sociology, 1996

“The Postmodern Discourse of Metatheory,” pages 135-150 in George Ritzer (ed.), Metatheorizing, Newbury Park, CA: Sage, 1992 (with M.A.Weinstein)

“On the Visual Constitution of Society: The Contributions of Georg Simmel and Jean Paul Sartre to Sociology of the Senses,” pages 168-181 in Larry Ray (ed.), Formal Sociology: The Work Of Georg Simmel, Brookfield, VT: Edward Elgar Publishing, 1991 (with M.A. Weinstein)

“Simmel and the Theory of Postmodern Society,” in Bryan S. Turner (ed.) Theories Of Modernity And Postmodernity, London: Sage, 1990, pp. 75-87 (with M.A.Weinstein)

“Dimensions of Conflict: Georg Simmel on Modern Life” in Michael Kaern, Bernard S. Phillips and Robert S. Cohen (eds.), Georg Simmel And Contemporary Sociology, Dordrecht, Holland: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990, pp.341-355 (with M.A.Weinstein)

“Panic Ads,” in Arthur Kroker et. al.,  (eds.), Panic Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide To The Postmodern Scene, London: Macmillan, 1989, pp.53-56 (with M.A.Weinstein)

“Rock: Youth and Its Music,” in Timothy E. Scheurer (ed.), American Popular Music: Readings From The Popular Press (Volume I: The Nineteenth Century and Tin Pan Alley, Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1989, pp.28-40

“Bureaucratic Opposition: Whistleblowing and Other Tactics” in Ron Westrum and Khalil Samaha (eds.), Complex Organizations: Growth, Struggle And Change, Englewood Cliffs: Prentice-Hall, 1984, pp.254-268

“Organizations as Political Systems: Heroism and Legalism,” in James S. Bowman, (ed.), Essentials Of Management: Ethical Values, Attitudes, And Actions, Port Washington, N.Y.:National University Publications, 1983, pp.73-84

“Commentary: Bureaucratized Science and Resistance to Whistleblowing” Presidential Committee For The Study Of Ethical Problems, Whistleblowing In Biomedical Research, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1982, pp.193-96

“A Critique of Policy Research: Auguste Comte Lives,” Theory, Method And Actions In Contemporary Liberalism:Dissenting Essays, Michael McGrath (ed.), New York:Marcel Decker, 1978, pp.229-250 (with M.A.Weinstein)

“The Sociology of Non-Knowledge: A Paradigm,” Research In The Sociology Of Knowledge, Science And Art: An Annual Compilation Of Research, Robert Alun Jones (ed.), Greenwich, Connecticut: J.A.I. Press, 1978, pp.151-66 (with M.A.Weinstein)

“Sartre and the Humanist Tradition in Sociology,” in Mary Warnock (ed.), Sartre (New York: Anchor Books, 1971), 357-386 (with M.A.Weinstein)  

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“Just So Stories: How Heavy Metal Got Its Name--A Cautionary Tale," Rock Music Studies 1, #1 (February 2014): 36-51

“La Nostalgie Construite. L'âge d’or du rock ou ‘I believe in yesterday’”, Volume! La Revue des musiques populaires 11, #1 (2014): 19-36.

“Rock's Guitar Gods – Avatars of the Sixties, Archiv fuer Musikwissenschaft  70, 2 (July 2013): 139-154

“How is Metal Studies Possible? Journal for Cultural Research 15, #3 (July 2011): 243-45

“Relations in the Kinks --Familiar But Not Fully Familial, Popular Music and Society 29, #2 (May 2006): 167-187

All Singers are Dicks,"Popular Music and Society 27, #3 (October 2004): 323-334 "Celebrity Worship as Weak Religion,” Word & World 23, #3 (Summer 2003): 294-302

Hail to the Shrub: Mediating the Presidency,” American Behavioral Scientist 46, 4 (December, 2002), 566-80. (With M.A. Weinstein)

Chicago Music: Third in a series of articles in anticipation of the 1999 ASA Annual Meeting in Chicago,” Footnotes 27(March 1999):1,10.  

Is Postmodern Organization Theory Sceptical?” Journal of Management History IV, #4 (1998):350-362 (with M.A. Weinstein)  

Net Game: Parts I & II" Ctheory: Theory, Technology and Culture, 19 (1-2) Global Algorithm 1.12a (July 25, 1996/July 31, 1996) 28 pp. (with M.A. Weinstein)  

Rock Music- Secularization and its Cancellation,” International Sociology: Journal of the International Sociological Association 10,#2 (June 1995):185-195  

Alternative Youth: The Ironies of Recapturing Youth Culture,” Young: Nordic Journal of Youth Research 3, #1 (February 1995):61-71  

Ironic Youth: het heroveren van een jeugdcultuur,” Jeugd En Samenleving [in Dutch], (November 1994): 595-609  

Postmodernizing (Macro)sociology,” Sociological Inquiry 63, #2 (May 1993): 224-238 (with M.A. Weinstein)  

The Sociology of Rock: An Undisciplined Discipline,” Theory, Culture & Society 8, #4(1991): 97-109

Georg Simmel: Sociological Flâneur Bricoleur,” Theory, Culture & Society 8, #3 (1991): 151-168 (with M.A. Weinstein)

”La Dcontruction: Un Jeu Symbolique Simmel/Derrida” (”Simmel/Derrida: Deconstruction as Symbolic Play”), Diogenes #150 (Avril-Juin 1990): 121-144 (with M.A. Weinstein). Reprinted in Chinese Anthology of Diogene #1(1992): 98-117

Deconstruction as Cultural History/The Cultural History of Deconstruction,” Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory 14, #1-3 (1990): 1-20 (with M.A.Weinstein)

The Amnesty International Concert Tour: Transnationalism As Cultural Commodity,” Public Culture 1, #2 (Spring 1989): 60-65

Dialectic of the Double Boundary: The Case of 'The Metropolis and Mental Life,'” Sociological Inquiry 59, #1 (Winter 1989): 48-59 (with M.A. Weinstein) 

The Organizational Uses of Consulting,” The Wisconsin Sociologist 22, #3 (Spring-Summer 1985): 85-101 

Television as Religion: The Reemergence of the Conscience Collective," Listening: Journal of Religion and Culture 20, #1 (Winter, 1985): 6-16 

Rock: Youth and Its Music,” Popular Music and Society IX, #3 (1983): 2-15

On the Visual Constitution of Society: The Contributions of Georg Simmel and Jean Paul Sartre to the Sociology of the Senses,” History of European Ideas 5, #1(Spring 1984): 349-62 (with M.A. Weinstein) 

The Dialectic of Life and Thought: Georg Simmel's Philosophy of History,” History of European Ideas  4, #1 (Spring 1983): 91-95 

On the Possibility of Society: Classical Sociological Thought,” Human Studies 5, #1 (Jan.-Mar. 1982): 1-12 (with M.A. Weinstein) 

The Problem of Individuality in Karl Mannheim's Sociology,” Sociological Inquiry 52 #4 (Fall 1982): 335-47 (with M.A. Weinstein) 

Scientific Ethics and Scientific Fraud,” Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions  #4 (June 1981); also published in the Connecticut Journal of Medicine 45, #10 (October 1981): 655-658 

The Problematic of Marginality in Mexican Philosophy,” Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory 4, #3 (1981): 21-25 (with M.A. Weinstein) 

Freud's Encounter With Religion: A Study in Bad Faith,” Thought: A Review of Culture and Ideas 56, #223 (Dec.1981): 463-76 (with M.A. Weinstein) 

The Ethics of Charity: Antonio Caso's Defense of Civilization,” Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory 4, #3 (1981): 69-82 (with M.A. Weinstein) 

On the Importance of Fraud in Science,” Perspectives in the Professions 1 #3/4 (Sept./Dec. 1981): 4-6 

Intellectual Transcendence: Karl Mannheim's Defense of the Sociological Attitude,” History of European Ideas 2, #2 (Autumn 1981): 97-114 (with M.A. Weinstein) 

Freud et Le Probleme de L'Ordre Social: Ou Le Retour a Thomas Hobbes,” Diogþne 108 (October-December 1979): 47-67 (with M.A. Weinstein); also published in English as Freud and the Problem of Order: The Revival of Hobbes,” Diogenes 108 (Winter 1979): 39-56 

Opposition to Abuse Within Organizations: Heroism and Legalism,” The ALSA (American Legal Studies Forum) IV, #2 (Fall 1979): 5-21 

The Role of Ideal's in Freud's Theory of Civilization,” Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory 3, #2 (Spring 1979): 31-44 (with M.A. Weinstein) 

Fraud in Science," Social Science Quarterly 59, 4 (March 1979): 639-52 

Sociologies of Knowledge as Rhetorical Strategies,” Free Inquiry 16, #1 (May 1978): 1-14 (with M.A. Weinstein)

Jewish Ethics: The Tension Between Particularism and Universalism,” Listening: Journal of Religion and Culture 14, 1 (Winter, 1979): 6-12 (with M.A. Weinstein) 

Sociobiology as a Cultural Phenomenon,”Quarterly Journal of Ideology 14 (Summer 1977): 3-8 

An Existential Approach to Society: Active Transcendence,” Human Studies 1, #1 (1978): 1-10 (with M.A.Weinstein)

Self, Society and Social Control: An Existential Perspective,” Humanity and Society 1, #1 (Summer, 1977): 104-115 (with M.A. Weinstein) 

Bureaucratic Opposition: The Challenge to Authoritarian Abuses at the Workplace,” Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory 1, #2 (Spring, 1977): 31-46

Determinants of Problem Choice in Scientific Research,” Sociological Symposium #16 (Summer, 1976): 13-23

Social Science Associations and the Polity: Advising, Activism and Apathy,” Journal of Voluntary Action Research 3, #2 (April, 1974): 44-50 

Blau's Dialectical Sociology,” Sociological Inquiry 42, #2 Spring, 1972): 173-89; also Further Reflections...”: 188-89 (with M.A. Weinstein)

Towards a New Role for Sociologists: Morris Ginsberg on Sociology and Social Philosophy,”  Sociological Focus 5,#3 (Spring, 1972): 40-53 (with M.A. Weinstein)

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“Review of Invisible Now: Bob Dylan in the 1960s by John Hughes,” Rock Music Studies 2, #1 (2015): 95-96

"Review of Writing the Record: The Village Voice and the Birth of Rock Criticism,” Rock Music Studies, (18 Nov 2013):

“Review of Steve Waksman's This Ain't the Summer of Love: Conflict and Crossover in Heavy Metal and Punk,” The Communication Review 13, #2 (April 2010): 166-169

“Rock of Pages: Clean'n'Sober: Reviews of Eric Clapton's Clapton: The Autobiography, Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries and Slash's Slash,” Illinois Entertainer (March 2008): 20

“Review of Fast Cars, Cool Rides: The Accelerating World of Youth and their Cars by Amy L. Best,” Social Forces  86, #1 (2007): 380-381

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of George Gimarc's Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock 1970-1982, Dave Van Ronk and Elijah Wald's The Mayor of MacDougal Street and Jim Dawson's Rock Around the Clock: The Record That Started the Rock Revolution!” Illinois Entertainer (June 2006): 20

“Rock of Pages - Reviews of Dave Thompson's Smoke on the Water: The Deep Purple Story , Pat Gilbert's Passion Is a Fashion: The Real Story of the Clash, and Clinton Heylin's All Yesterday's Parties: The Velvet Underground in Print 1966-1971,” Illinois Entertainer (December 2005): 24

“Rock of Pages - Reviews of Michaael Streissguth's Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison, Albert Mudrian's Choosing Death: The Improbable History Of Death Metal and Washburne's and Derno's (Eds.) Bad Music: The Music We Love to Hate,” Illinois Entertainer (August 2005): 20

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of André Millard's (ed.) The Electric Guitar, Rich Maloof's Jim Marshall - The Father of Loud, and Martin Popoff's The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of all Time,” Illinois Entertainer (December 2004): 16

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Greg Kot' Wilco: Learning How to Die, Todd Taylor's Born to Rock: Heavy Drinkers and Thinkers, and Janne Mäkelä's John Lennon Imagined: Cultural History of a Rock Star,” Illinois Entertainer (September 2004): 51

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Monte Melnick and Frank Meyer's On the Road with the Ramones, Lemmy Kilmister's White Line Fever- The Autobiography, and Sleazegrinder's Gigs From Hell: True Stories from Rock & Roll's Frontline,” Illinois Entertainer (March 2004): 12

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of All Music Guide to Hip Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap & Hip Hop, Jim Fricke and Charlie Ahearn's Experience Music Project's Yes Yes Y'All: Oral History of HipHop's First Decade, Ian Christe's Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal,” Illinois Entertainer (December 2003): 18

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Chris Welch's John Bonham: A Thunder of Drums, Cedella Marley's Bob Marley, My Son, Scott Freeman's Otis! The Otis Redding Story,” Illinois Entertainer (July 2003): 20

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Blush's American Hardcore: A Tribal History, Milkowski's Swing it!: An Annotated History of Jive and Santelli et al. (eds.) American Roots Music,”" Illinois Entertainer (March 2002): 14 

"Rock of Pages: Reviews of Babiuk's Beatles Gear, Geller's In My Life: The Brian Epstein Story, and Giuliano's Lennon in America,” Illinois Entertainer (July 2002): 58

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Tom Gabriel Fischer's Are You Morbid? Into the Pandemonium of Celtic Frost, Cathy Scott's The Murder of Biggie Smalls and Martin Huxley's Eminem: Crossing the Line,” Illinois Entertainer (July 2001): 18

“Underground Screams: Review of Ben Foster's Like Hell,” New City (July 19, 2001): 13

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Irwin Chusid's Songs in the Key of Z: The Curious Universe of Outsider Music, JeanMarie Potiez's Abba, The Book and Robert Gordon's The King on the Road: Elvis Live on Tour: 1954 to 1977,” Illinois Entertainer (March 2001): 20 

"Rock of Pages: Reviews of Dee Dee Ramone's Lobotomy, Mark Perry's Sniffin' Glue and David Quantick's The Clash,” Illinois Entertainer (December 2000): 12

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Jon Wiener's Gimme Some Truth: The John Lennon FBI Files, Tony Bacon's London Live and Dafydd Rees' and Luke Crampton's VH1 Music First Rock Stars Encyclopedia,” Illinois Entertainer (June 2000): 12

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Karl Coryat's (ed.) The Bass Player Book, Keith Rosir's Studio Bass Masters, Brian McPherson's Get it in Writing and Kenny Kerner's Going Pro,” Illinois Entertainer (November 1999): 18

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Frank Moriarty's Springsteen, James Allen Hendrix's My Son Jimi, and Carl Benson (ed.) The Bob Dylan Companion,” Illinois Entertainer (September 1999): 21

“Inconsistent Riffs: Review of James A.Hendrix's My Son Jimi,” Impression (June 21, 1999) ( 

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Ben Fong-Torres' The Hits Just Keep on Coming: The History of Top 40  Radio, Brock Helander's The Rockin' '50s," and Ashley Kahn, Holly George-Warren and Shawn Dahl (eds.) Rolling Stone: The '70s,” Illinois Entertainer (April 1999): 37

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind's Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Metal Underground, Grant Alden and Peter Blackstock's NO DEPRESSION: AN INTRODUCTION TO ALTERNATIVE COUNTRY MUSIC and Peter Goldsmith's MAKING PEOPLE'S MUSIC: MOE ASCH AND FOLKWAYS RECORDS,” Illinois Entertainer (December, 1998): 12

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Dave Ellefson's MAKING MUSIC YOUR BUSINESS: A GUIDE FOR YOUNG MUSICIANS, Marc Davison's ALL AREA ACCESS: PERSONAL MANAGEMENT FOR UNSIGNED MUSICIANS and David Lee Roth's CRAZY FROM THE HEAT,” Illinois Entertainer (August, 1998): 26

“Review of LORDS OF CHAOS: THE BLOODY RISE OF THE SATANIC METAL UNDERGROUND by Michael Moynihan and Didrik Soderlind,” The Reader (May 22, 1998): 28-30

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of GUITAR WORLD PRESENTS METALLICA: METALLICA IN THEIR OWN WORDS, Paul Zollo's SONGWRITERS ON SONGWRITING and Raymond Obstfeld and Patricia Fitzgerald's JABBERROCK: THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF ROCK'N'ROLL QUOTATIONS,” Illinois Entertainer (March, 1998): 37

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Michael Ochs' 1,000 RECORD COVERS, Barry Levine' THE KISS YEARS and Dave Mustaine, KILLING IS MY BUSINESSAND BUSINESS IS GOOD,” Illinois Entertainer (November, 1997): 36

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Robbins and Sprague (eds.) THE TROUSER PRESS GUIDE TO '90S ROCK, Gary Graff (ed.) MUSIC HOUND'S ROCK: and Prown and Newquist's LEGENDS OF ROCK GUITAR,” Illinois EntertainerR (July, 1997): 29

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Craig Morrison's GO CAT GO!, Perry and Glinert's ROCK & ROLL TRAVELER USA and Art Fein's THE GREATEST ROCK & ROLL STORIES,” Illinois Entertainer (March, 1997): 20

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of Craig Rosen's THE BILLBOARD BOOK OF NUMBER ONE ALBUMS, Stephen Bishop's SONGS IN THE ROUGH and Editors of ROLLING STONE's BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN,” Illinois Entertainer (January, 1997): 43

“Rock of Pages: Reviews of McNeil and McCain's PLEASE KILL ME: THE UNCENSORED ORAL HISTORY OF PUNK, Robert Pruter's DOOWOP: THE CHICAGO SCENE and Jim DeRogatis' KALEIDOSCOPE EYES: PSYCHEDELIC ROCK FROM THE '60S TO THE '90S,” Illinois Entertainer 22 #12 (1996, October): 20

“Review of GENERATION ON HOLD: COMING OF AGE IN THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY,” Social Forces 75 #1 (September 1996): 361-2

“Simulacrum of Celebrity: Review of CLAIMS TO FAME: CELEBRITY IN CONTEMPORARY AMERICA by Joshua Gamson,” CANADIAN JOURNAL OF POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THEORY (electronic edition of June 1994)

“Review of THE MYTH OF THE MADDING CROWD by Clark McPhail,” Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 20, #5 (September 1991): 703-704 (Reply to Critics: CS 21, #2 (March 1992): 292; Defense of my review by Erich Goode, CS (July 1992): 555)

“Review of INSIDE TV by Serge Denisoff and Rocking Around The Clock by E. Ann Kaplan,” Contemporary Sociology: A Journal of Reviews 18, #3 (May 1989): 415-17 

“Review of Burke's Bureaucratic Responsibility,” Administrative Science Quarterly 33, #3 (September 1988): 873-76 

“Review Essay: Return to the Sources of Modern Sociological Theory,” Social Science Journal 24, #4 (October 1987): 457-459 

“Review of Simmel On Women, Sex And Love (G.Oakes, trans.),” Canadian Philosophical Reviews 7,#8 (August 1987): 329-31

“Review of THE NEW NIETZSCHE edited by David B. Allison,” HISTORY OF EUROPEAN IDEAS 8 (1987): 240-41 

“Review of FRAGMENTS OF MODERNITY by David Frisby,” CANADIAN PHILOSOPHICAL REVIEWS VII, #2 (February 1987): 63-65 

“Review of DAYBREAK THOUGHTS ON THE PREJUDICES OF MORALITY by F.Nietzsche, (trans. Hollingdale),” History of European Ideas 5, #3 (1984): 335-36 

“Versions of S.I.,” SYMBOLIC INTERACTION 5, #1 (1982): 149-56 


“Review of ESSAYS ON INTERPRETATION IN SOCIAL SCIENCE by Georg Simmel, ed./trans. G. Oakes,” Sociology: Reviews of New Books 8, #6 (September/October 1981): 122 

“Review of THE AGE OF STRUCTURALISM by Edith Kurzweil,” Sociology: Reviews of New Books 8, #2(January/February 1981): 26-27 

“Review of THE STRUCTURE OF PROFESSIONALISM by John B. Cullen,” Sociology: Reviews of New Books 7, #3 (March/April 1980): 62

“Review of BUREAUCRACY AND THE DISPERSED ORGANIZATION by Louis and Seiber,” SOCIAL FORCES 58, #4 (June 1980): 1351-53 

“Review of POWER: ITS FORMS, BASES AND USES by Dennis Wrong,” Sociology: Reviews of New Books 7, #4 (June 1980): 83 

“Review of THE INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIETY; ESSAYS PRESENTED TO DAVID L. MILLER ON HIS 75TH BIRTHDAY, Michael Jones et al. (eds.),” Sociology: Reviews of New Books 6, #4 (May/June 1979): 92 

“Review of POLEMICS IN MARXIST PHILOSOPHY by George Novack,” Sociology: Reviews of New Books 6, 3 (March/April 1979): 67 

“Review of PHENOMENOLOGY AND THE SOCIAL WORLD by Spurling,” AMERICAN JOURNAL OF Sociology 85, #3 (November 1979): 722-724 

“Review of ACTION AND INTERPRETATION: STUDIES IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES by Christopher Hookway and Philip Pettit (eds.),” Sociology: Reviews of New Books 5, 6 (September/October 1978): 1476-48 



“Review of GEORG SIMMEL; SOCIOLOGIST AND EUROPEAN, by Peter A. Lawrence,” Sociology: Reviews of New Books 4, 5 (July/August, 1977): 114 

“Review of HOLISTIC THOUGHT IN SOCIAL SCIENCE, by D.C. Phillips,” Sociology: Reviews of New Books 4, 4 (May/June, 1977): 84-85

“Review of THEORETICAL THINKING IN Sociology AND Sociology'S MODELS OF MAN, by William Skidmore,” CONTEMPORARY Sociology: A JOURNAL OF REVIEWS 6, 1 (January, 1977): 103 

“Review of MAN AND WORK: LITERATURE AND CULTURE IN INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY, by D. Meakin,” Sociology: Reviews of New Books 3, 10 (September, 1976): 187-88 

“Review of SOCIOLOGISTS OF THE CHAIR, by Herman and Julia Schwendinger,” Sociology And Social Research 60, 2 (January 1976): 220-22 

“Review of TOWARD SOCIAL HOPE, by Theodore Caplow,” INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE Sociology: Reviews of New Books  17, #1-2 (January-March, 1976) 

“Review of Working Wives:An Evaluative Review Of The Consequences For Wife Husband And Child, by Louis Nye,” Sociology: Reviews of New Books 2, 6 (April,1975): 133

“Review of New Models For Mass Communication Research, ed. by Peter Clarke,” Sociolog1, 9 (August 1974): 201 

“Review of Beneath The Surface: An Account Of Three Styles Of Sociological Research, by Derek Phillips,” Theory And Society 2, 3(Autumn 1975): 423-26 

“Review of Mass Media: An Introduction To Modern Communication, by Hiebert, et al.,” Sociology: Reviews of New Books 2, 2 (November 1974): 32 

“Review of Aspen Notebook On Government And The Media, by Rivers and Nyman,” Perspective 3, 1(January 1974): 201 

“Review of Work In America; Report Of A Special Task Force To The Secretary Of Health, Education And Welfare,” Perspective 2, 7(September 1973): 168-69 

“Review of The New Professionals: The Problems, Joy And Promise Of Devoting Your Life To Making A New America, by Gross and Osterman,” Perspective 2, 3(March 1973): 49

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“What Does it Mean to Study Metal for a Sociologist?” Keynote presentation at Heavy Metal et Sciences Sociales, Espace Culturel de l’Université d’Angers, Angers, France, December 19, 2014

       “The Communities of Metal: Positive, Privative and Imaginary,” paper presented at Heavy Metal and the Communal Experience: Academic Conference, University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, March 5, 2014

“Who Named Heavy Metal?” paper presented at Noctis Conference, Calgary, Canada, September 20, 2013

“Are Women Ruining Metal?” paper presented at Noctis Conference, Calgary, Canada, September 21, 2013

"How Heavy Metal Got Its Name — A Cautionary Tale," International Conference on Heavy Metal and Popular Culture, April 5, 2013, Bowling Green, Ohio

"Metal’s Malleability and its Cultural Globalization," Symposium: The Influence of Heavy Metal on World Culture, University of Dayton, November 9, 2012, Dayton, Ohio

“Putting Metal in its Places-- From Birmingham to the World," (Keynote Address) Home of Metal: Metal and Place Conference, Wolverhampton, UK, September 2, 2011

“Power and Gender in Metal,” Keynote Lecture, International Congress on Heavy Metal and Gender, Hochschule fűr Musik und Tanz, Cologne, Germany, October 8, 2009

"Sgt Pepper's Cover: Why is it Iconic?" presented at 'A Day in the Life': Sgt. Pepper at 40,"  Leeds University, Leeds, UK, June 19, 2007 

"Rock's Guitar Gods," paper presented at The Sounds of the Guitar: A Global Crossroads, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK, November 27, 2004 
"The Globalization of Extreme Metal," paper presented at the Society for Ethnomusicology Conference, Popular Music Section's Keynote Address, Estes Park, CO, October 24, 2002
"Creativity and Band Dynamics," paper presented at the Experience Music Project Conference, Seattle, WA April 12, 2002
"Youth and Rock," The Rotterdam Arts Council,  Rotterdam, The Netherlands, November 29, 1998
"Art vs. Commerce: Deconstructing a (Useful) Romantic Illusion," DIA Center for the Arts- Stars Don't Stand Still in the Sky: Music and Myth, New York, February 15, 1997
"Simmel-Eco vs. Simmel-Marx: Ironized Alienation," American Sociological Association, New York, August 18, 1996    "The History of Rock's Pasts Through Rock Covers," American Sociological Association, New York, August 20, 1996    
"Rock Covers: The History of Rock's Pasts Through," Drake Conference on Popular Music and Music Culture, Des Moines, Iowa, March 1996
"The Liberation of Religiosity from Religion: Simmel on the Religious Impulse in Postmodernity," Conference on Simmel:Between Modernity and Postmodernity, University of Munich, Germany, July 1994 (presented in absentia) 
"Ironic Youth: Recapturing Youth Culture: Keynote Address," The Fourth Nordic Youth Research Symposium, Stockholm Sweden, June 1994
"Rock Music- Secularization and its Cancellation," Conference on Modernization and Secularization in Europe," Munich, Germany, November, 1993
"Small Group Interaction and Rock Bands," Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL, April, 1993
"The Structural Inequality of Authors and Publishers," Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, IL, April, 1993
"Death Metal as the Distillation of Heavy Metal," First International Conference on Rock 'n' Rap, Columbia, MO, February, 1993
"Expendable Youth: the Rise and Fall of Youth Culture," American Sociological Association's panel on Socioemotional and Health Problems in Adolescence, Pittsburgh, PA, August, 1992
"The Discourse of Terror: Heavy Metal as Other," Society for the Study of Social Problems, Pittsburgh, PA, August, 1992
"The Cultural Content of Heavy Metal: The Social Construction of a Musical Genre," The Stone Symposium, Las Vegas, NV, February 19, 1992
"Simmel/ Nietzsche: The Historical Disease," SPEP/SPHS, Memphis, TN, October 18, 1991 (with M.A.Weinstein)   
"Postmodernizing (Macro)sociology," American Sociological Association's panel on Postmodernism, Cincinnati, Ohio, August, 1991 (with M.A.Weinstein)   
"The Postmodern Discourse of Metatheory," American Sociological  Association panel on Metatheorizing, Washington, D.C., August 1990 (with M.A. Weinstein)
"Simmel/Derrida: Deconstruction as Symbolic Play," presented at  the Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, April 1990  (with M.A.Weinstein)
"Simmel and the Theory of Postmodern Society," American Sociological Association, panel on Postmodernism, San Francisco, August 1989 (with M.A. Weinstein)
"Maligning Metal," CMJ Metal Marathon , October 28,1988 New York City    
"Post-Industrial Artistic Visions in Rock," Conference on Post-Industrialism, Wharton Center of the University of Pennsylvania, September 23-25, 1988         
"Dimensions of Conflict: Georg Simmel on Modern Life," American Sociological Association, Atlanta, 1988 (with M.A.Weinstein)
"Simmel and the Dialectic of the Double Boundary: The Case of 'The Metropolis and Mental Life,'" American Sociological Association, Atlanta, 1988 (with M.A. Weinstein)
"Simmel's Philosphy of Life and Sociology" Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences, Evanston, Illinois, October 1985 (with M. A.Weinstein) 
"The Refelctive Side of Rock: The Artistic Vision in Pink Floyd," presented at Canadian Learneds, June 1985
"Rock: The Music of Youth" Popular Culture Association, Toronto, April 1984   
"Intellectual Transcendence: Karl Mannheim's Defense of the Sociological Attitude," American Sociological Association, Toronto, August 1981 (with M.A. Weinstein)   
"The Problem of Individuality in Karl Mannheim's Sociology," North Central Sociological Association, Cleveland, April 1981 (with M.A. Weinstein)   
"On the Possibility of Society: Classical Sociological Thought" American Sociological Association, New York, August 1980  (with M.A. Weinstein)   
"Morris Ginsberg on the Unity of Reason: Reflections on the Possibility of a Rational Sociology," British Sociological Association, Lancaster, England, April 1980 (with M.A.Weinstein)   
"Mounting Opposition to Abuse Within Organizations - From Heroism to Legalism,"  American Legal Studies Association, Pittsburgh, April, 1979   
"Freud and the Problem of Order: The Revival of Hobbes,"  Northcentral Sociological Association, Akron, April, 1979 (with M.A. Weinstein)   
"The Monad and Politics," North Central Sociological Association, Akron, April, 1979 (with M.A. Weinstein)   
"Freud's Encounter with Religion: A Study in Bad Faith," American Humanist Sociologist Association, South Bend, October, 1978  (with M.A. Weinstein)   
"Fraud in Science," American Sociological Association, San Francisco, September, 1978
"The Grounds of Bureaucratic Opposition," American Political Science Association, New York, September, 1978   
"The Ethics of Charity: Antonio Caso's Defense of Civilization," Western Political Science Association, Los Angeles, March 1978 (with M.A. Weinstein)   
"Empirical Political Theory: The Privation of Possibility," American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September, 1977   
"Sociology as a Cultural Phenomenon," North Central Sociological Association, Pittsburgh, May 1977   
"An Existential Approach to Society: Active Transcendence," North Central Sociological Association, Pittsburgh, May 1977   
"Bureaucratic Opposition: The Challenge to Authoritarian Abuses in the Workplace," American Sociological Association, August, 1976   
"An Existential Analysis of Social Control: A Neglected Dimension," American Sociological Association, New York, August, 1976 (with M.A. Weinstein)   
"A Critique of Policy Research: Auguste Comte Lives," North Central Sociological Association, Louisville, May, 1976 (with M.A. Weinstein)   
"Sociologies of Knowledge as Rhetorical Strategies," Midwest Sociological Society, St. Louis, April, 1976 (with M.A.Weinstein)   
"The Sociology of Non-knowledge: a Paradigm," American Sociological Association, San Francisco, August, 1975 (with M.A. Weinstein)   
"Bases for Choosing Research," Midwest Sociological Society, Chicago, April, 1975  
"Absolute Idealism and the Origins of the Sociology of  Knowledge," Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, April 1974 (with M.A. Weinstein)   
"Must a Radical Culture be Laid on Them?: Perspectives on the Ethnic Revival," Midwest Sociological Society, Milwaukee, April 1973   
"Social Science Associations and the Polity: Advising, Activism and Apathy," American Political Science Association, Washington, D.C., September, 1972   
"Satisfaction with Professional Associations," Midwest Sociological Society, Kansas City, April, 1972   
"The Sociologist as Social Philosopher," American Sociological Association, Denver, August, 1971 (with M.A.Weinstein)  
"Blau's Dialectical Sociology," Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, April 1970 (with M.A. Weinstein)   
"Professional Woman as Marginal Man," Southern Sociological Society, Atlanta, April, 1970

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