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Goth: Undead Subculture Free read ✓ 102 · Since it first emerged from Britain’s punk rock scene in the late 1970s goth subculture has haunted postmodern culture and society reinventing itself inside and against the mainstream Goth Undead Subculture is the first collection of scholarly essays devoted to this enduring yet little examinedSince it first emerged from Britain’s punk rock scene in the late 1970s goth subculture has haunted postmodern culture and society reinventing itself inside and against the mainstream Goth Undead Subculture is the first collection of scholarly essays devoted to this enduring yet little examined cultural phenomenon Twenty three essays from various disciplines explore the music cinema television fashion literature aesthetics and fandoms associated with the subculture They examine goth’s many dimensions including its melancholy androgyny spirituality and perversity and take readers inside locations in Los Angeles Austin Leeds London Buffalo New York City and Sydney A number of the contributors are or have been participants in the subculture and se. This collection of essays about goth subculture occasionally suffers from a common problem in academic writing about popular culture too much Foucault not enough fun I think sometimes academics feel the need to make their writing style as dry as possible in order to lend a legitimacy to their subject That said I am enjoying the exploration of the subject and it is nice to cleanse the palate with a little Lacanian analysis every now and then

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Ails and Marilyn Manson Gothic sexuality is explored in multiple ways the subjects ranging from the San Francisco ueercore scene of the 1980s to the increasing influence of fetishism and fetish play Together these essays demonstrate that while its participants are often middle class suburbanites goth blurs normalizing boundaries even as it appears as an everlasting shadow of late capitalism Contributors Heather Arnet Michael Bibby Jessica Burstein Angel M Butts Michael du Plessis Jason Friedman Nancy Gagnier Ken Gelder Lauren M E Goodlad Joshua Gunn Trevor Holmes Paul Hodkinson David Lenson Robert Markley Mark Nowak Anna Powell Kristen Schilt Rebecca Schraffenberger David Shumway Carol Siegel Catherine Spooner Lauren Stasiak Jeffrey Andrew Weinstoc. A compendium of academic essays covering a wide range of topics pertaining to the goth subculture They range from dense sociologicalanthropological analyses written from an observational POV to treatises and manifestos by writers from inside the subculture Not a fast read but an intriguing one

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Goth Undead SubcultureVeral draw on their own experiencesThe volume’s editors provide a rich history of goth describing its play of resistance and consumerism; its impact on class race and gender; and its distinctive features as an “undead” subculture in light of post subculture studies and other critical approaches The essays include an interview with the distinguished fashion historian Valerie Steele; analyses of novels by Anne Rice Poppy Z Brite and Nick Cave; discussions of goths on the Internet; and readings of iconic goth texts from Bram Stoker’s Dracula to James O’Barr’s graphic novel The Crow Other essays focus on gothic music including seminal precursors such as Joy Division and David Bowie and goth influenced performers such as the Cure Nine Inch N. Well I lent this to a student who never returned it so I'm putting it on the never finished list