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Goth Undead Subculture

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ISBN-10: 0822339218

ISBN-13: 9780822339212

Edition: 2007

Authors: Lauren M. E. Goodlad, Michael Bibby, Heather Arnet, Angel Butts, Jason Friedman

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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 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…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Duke University Press
Publication date: 4/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.408
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Genders
Dark Admissions: Gothic Subculture and the Ambivalence of Misogyny and Resistance
Queens of the Damned: Women and Girls' Participafion in Two Gothic Subcultures
Peri Gothous: On the Art of Gothicizing Gender
Men in Black: Androgyny and Ethics in The Grow and Fight Club
Performances
This Modern Goth (Explains Herself)
Playing Dress Up: David Bowie and the Roots of Goth
Undead Fashion: Nineties Style and the Perennial Return of Goth
"Goth Damage" and Melancholia: Reflections on Posthuman Gothic Identities
Localities
"To commit suicide in Buffalo is redundant": Music and Death in Zero City, 1982-1984
"Ah am witness to its authenticity": Gothic Style in Postmodern Southern Writing
The (Un)Australian Goth: Notes toward a Dislocated National Subject
Artifacts
Atrocity Exhibitions: Joy Division, Factory Records, and Goth
Material Distinctions: A Conversation with Valerie Steele
Geek/Goth: Remediation and Nostalgia in Tim Burton's Edward Scissorhands
The Authentic Dracula: Bram Stoker's Hold on Vampiric Genres
Communities
"When you kiss me, I want to die": Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Gothic Family Values
The Cure, the Community, the Contempt!
"We are all individuals, but we've all got the same boots on!": Traces of Individualism within a Subcultural Community
Practices
That Obscure Object of Desire Revisited: Poppy Z. Brite and the Goth Hero as Masochist
God's Own Medicine: Religion and Parareligion in U.K. Goth Culture
Gothic Fetishism
The Aesthetic Apostasy
References
Contributors
Index