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Goth Culture by Dunja Brill
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May 26, 2009

it was amazing
bookshelves: goth, music, pop-culture, essays-research-and-letters, england, sexuality, favorites
Recommended for: Goths and friends of goths
Read in April, 2009 , read count: 1

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 mainestrea and underground practices. From male's feminized androginy to females hyperfeminized feminity, to exposing how mainstream Goth simply repeats the vouyreist macho attitudes and beliefs of "the mortals".

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