Keith Kahn-Harris

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Keith Kahn-Harris is a sociologist, and music critic. [1] He is an honorary research fellow and senior lecturer at Birkbeck College[2] and an associate fellow of the Institute for Jewish Policy Research[3] and a lecturer at Leo Baeck College.

He has published academic and non-academic articles on Judaism, music scenes, heavy metal music, transgression, Israel, communities, dialogue, religion, ethnicity, political discourse, and denial.

Academic positions[edit]

Select bibliography[edit]

Books written[edit]

  • Strange Hate: Anti-semitism, racism, and the Limits of Diversity Repeater books , 2019
  • Denial: The Unspeakable Truth], Notting Hill Editions, 2018[6]
  • Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish Community, David Paul Books, 2014[7]
    • Review by C Schindler, Jewsih Journal of Sociology 56 (2014) 127-128.
  • All that Matters: Judaism, Hodder Education, 2012[8]
  • (co-written with Ben Gidley), Turbulent Times: The British Jewish Community Today Continuum 2010[9]
  • Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge Berg 2007[10]
    • Review: matilda says (11 July 2007). "Book Review: Keith Kahn-Harris – Extreme Metal: Music and Culture on the Edge | Latest News". Metal Injection. Retrieved 16 July 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)</ref>

Books edited[edit]

  • (co-edited with Dougald Hine),Despatches from the Invisible Revolution New Public Thinking 2012[11]
  • (co-edited with Andy Bennett) After subculture: Critical studies in contemporary youth culture Basingstoke Palgrave 2004 [12]

Refereed articles in scholarly journals[edit]

  • "Religious Popular Music: Between the Instrumental, Transcendent and Transgressive" in Temenos: Nordic Journal of Comparative Religion, 48/1, 87–106 2012
  • (With Ben Gidley) "Contemporary Anglo-Jewish and Community Leadership: Coping with Multiculturalism", British Journal of Sociology 63/1 2012
  • "Creating Jewish Rap: From Parody to Syncretism" in transversal – Zeitschrift für Jüdische Studien 1 2009 21–38
  • "The 'Failure' of Youth Culture: Music, Politics and Reflexivity in the Black Metal Scene" in European Journal of Cultural Studies, 7/1 2004, pp 95–111
  • "'Roots'?: The Relationship Between the Global and the Local Within the Global Extreme Metal Scene" in Popular Music 19/1, 2000, pp 13–30

Journal special issues[edit]

  • (Co-edited with Titus Hjelm and Mark LeVine) "Heavy Metal: Controversies and Countercultures" Popular Music History 6: 1/2, April/August 2012
  • (Co-edited with Karl Spracklen and Andy R. Brown) "Metal Studies: Cultural Research in the Heavy Metal Scene" Journal for Cultural Research 15: 3, July 2011

Personal life[edit]

He is married to Rabbi Deborah Kahn-Harris, with whom he has two children.[13]


References[edit]

  1. ^ []
  2. ^ "Centre for Religion and Contemporary Society". Bbk.ac.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Institute of Jewish Policy Research: Staff". Jpr.org.uk. Retrieved 16 July 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b "Kahn-Harris, Keith, Goldsmiths, University of London". Gold.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 27 October 2009. Retrieved 16 July 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Activities 2005: Activities: ISAK: Linköpings universitet". ISAK. Archived from the original on 18 April 2013. Retrieved 16 July 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Worldcat book record [1]
  7. ^ Rocker, Simon (6 June 2014). "Uncivil War: The Israel Conflict in the Jewish community". The Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 22 July 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "All That Matters | Interesting introductions to important ideas". Allthatmattersbooks.com. Archived from the original on 22 September 2015. Retrieved 16 July 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Kahn, Keith. "Turbulent times: The British Jewish community today". Ekklesia. Retrieved 16 July 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ [2] WorldCat book entry
  11. ^ "Despatches from the Invisible Revolution | New Public Thinking #1: Reflections on 2011". New Public Thinking. 2012. Retrieved 22 September 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ [Worldcat book page [3]
  13. ^ "Rabbi Dr Deborah Kahn-Harris". Who's Who. Liberal Judaism (United Kingdom). Retrieved 12 June 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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