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Rock Music Studies
This paper offers the first detailed exploration of the key functions and meanings of battle jackets -sleeveless denim jackets customized with band patches -for heavy metal fans. Drawing upon a dataset of 50 battle jackets collected from Instagram and Reddit, coupled with evidence from questionnaires and comment threads, it identifies three key aspects of battle jackets (sense of community, pursuit of selfhood, and codes of civility/authenticity) that turn it into a cultural biography that isdoi:10.1080/19401159.2021.1872763 fatcat:sg4j5wdygbgzzcmkmzzdzamrwq