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Qty : Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. Goths represent one of the most arresting, distinctive and enduring subcultures of recent times. The dedication of those involved to a lifestyle which, from the outside, may appear dark and sinister, has spawned reactions ranging from admiration to alarm.
Until now, no one has conducted a full-scale ethnographic study of this fascinating subcultural group. Based on extensive research by an 'insider', this is the first. Immersing us in the potent mix of identities, practices and values that make up the goth scene, the author takes us behind the faade of the goth mystique.
From dress and musical tastes to social habits and the use of the internet, Hodkinson details the inner workings of this intriguing group. Defying postmodern theories that claim media and commerce break down substantive cultural groupings, Hodkinson shows how both have been used by goths to retain, and even strengthen, their group identity.
Hodkinson provides a comprehensive reworking of subcultural theory, making a key contribution to the disciplines of sociology, cultural studies, youth studies, media studies, and popular music studies. Readable and accessible, this groundbreaking book presents a unique chance to engage with a contemporary, spectacular culture.
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Goth: Identity, Style, and Subculture
Eicher, Regents Professor, University of Minnesota Books in this provocative series seek to articulate the connections between culture and dress which is defined here in its broadest possible sense as any modification or supplement to the body. Interdisciplinary in approach, the series highlights the dialogue between identity and dress, cosmetics, coiffure, and body alterations as manifested in practices as varied as plastic surgery, tattooing, and ritual scarification. The series aims, in particular, to analyze the meaning of dress in relation to popular culture and gender issues and will include works grounded in anthropology, sociology, history, art history, literature, and folklore. Johnson and Sharron J. All rights reserved.
Goth Identity, Style and Subculture. (Paul Hodkinson)
A car pulls up outside my home in the English city of Birmingham on a rainy Friday morning at the end of October I run outside toward the car, using my rucksack to shield my recently dyed and crimped purple and pink streaked hair from the rain. We get into the car, and I am greeted by the three female passengers, and immediately recognize the familiar sound of one of my favourite bands, the Mission, on the stereo. We are five goths on our way to spend a weekend with over a thousand other goths in a small North Yorkshire seaside town. We have all received our tickets for the Whitby Gothic Weekend some months earlier, having sent a cheque to the organizer - a goth enthusiast turned entrepreneur - at the address specified in goth fanzines and web sites.
Goth. Identity, Style and Subculture
Qty : Please note there is a week delivery period for this title. Goths represent one of the most arresting, distinctive and enduring subcultures of recent times. The dedication of those involved to a lifestyle which, from the outside, may appear dark and sinister, has spawned reactions ranging from admiration to alarm. Until now, no one has conducted a full-scale ethnographic study of this fascinating subcultural group. Based on extensive research by an 'insider', this is the first.
Goth: Identity, Style and Subculture
University of Surrey. Hodkinson, Paul Goth. Berg Publishers, London. ISBN X.