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Goth Culture: Gender, Sexuality and Style

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Goth Culture explores Goths' expressive practices of dress, fashion, style and the body, in relation to issues of identity and representation.

The book shares vivid accounts of the author's experiences exploring gender and sexuality and doing fieldwork in the Gothic subculture. Through the voices of Goths from the UK, US and Germany, it draws the reader into the gender-bend
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published December 9th 2008)
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May 26, 2009 Leonardo rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Goths and friends of goths
The best book on the Goth subculture I've read so far. Passionate, intelligente, loving and yet unrelenting study of one of the most cherished aspects of Goth subculture: our claims to androginy. A goth herself, Dr. Brill nevertheless plunges into the depths and heights of Goth's intendend and actual sexual practices and gender roles. The book questions Goth's preconceptions abouth itself, and explore what "androginy" really means in a Goth context and how it clashes (and how it doesn't) with ma ...more
Rachel Pollock
Densely academic but fascinating, and ironically somewhat depressing. An incisive and thoughtful look at early 21st century goth in the UK and Germany.
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