Goth: Identity, Style and Subculture / Edition 1

Goth: Identity, Style and Subculture / Edition 1

by Paul Hodkinson, Fabrice Virgili
     
 

ISBN-10: 1859736009

ISBN-13: 9781859736005

Pub. Date: 07/01/2002

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

Goths represent one of the most arresting, distinctive and enduring subcultures of recent times. Until now, no one has conducted a full-scale ‘insider' study of this fascinating group. This book 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 façade of the goth mystique.

Overview

Goths represent one of the most arresting, distinctive and enduring subcultures of recent times. Until now, no one has conducted a full-scale ‘insider' study of this fascinating group. This book 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 façade 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

Author Biography: Paul Hodkinson is Lecturer in Sociology, University College Northampton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781859736005
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
07/01/2002
Series:
Dress, Body, Culture Series
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,226,857
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Contents
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
1 From Participant to Researcher
2 Reworking Subculture
3 Goth as a Subcultural Style
4 Insiders and Outsiders
5 Events, Friendships and Commitment
6 Selling Goth? The Producers of Subcultures
7 Buying Goth: Subcultural Shopping
8 Communicating Goth: 'Traditional' Media
9 Communicating Goth: On-line Media
10 Concluding Thoughts
Appendix: Quantitative Questionnaire Results
Bibliography
Index

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