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Goth: Identity, Style and Subculture

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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 extensi ...more
Paperback, 219 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published July 1st 2002)
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Leonardo
Dec 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Goths, sociologists, friends of goths
An interesting and one of the first academics attempts at grabbing the goth subculture. Professor Hodkinson has the advantage of being both an academician and a goth. There have certainly been many "insider versions" over the years and interesting chronicles of gothic rock and goths (cfr. Mick Mercer's books), and regular sensationslist or dismissive accounts in pop culture magazines and books, but few attempts to study goth subculture. Hodkinson covers most aspects of goth suclture, attempting ...more
Rachel Pollock
Dec 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
My favorite of the collection of cultural studies books i've read recently offering academic analyses of the goth scene. Astute objective observations and identification of crucial elements of development in late 1990s British goth.
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I read only two chapters from here in order to build up an argument about nationalism. This was for course work and not for pleasure. However, If you want to see my work on this book you can access it from here:

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Paul Hodkinson is a sociologist whose work is focused upon youth cultures, online communications and on the relationships between media and cultural identities. He is author of Media, Culture and Society and Goth. Identity, Style and Subculture. He is also co-editor of Youth Cultures: Scenes, Subcultures and Tribes and Ageing and Youth Cultures. His recent research has focused upon young people's ...more

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