Goths: A Guide to an American Subculture, 1st Edition

  • Micah L. Issitt
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  • ISBN-10: 0313386056
  • ISBN-13: 9780313386053
  • DDC: 306.10973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 159 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released January 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011

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Goth culture is extremely diverse, touching on visual art, fashion, film, music, and body aesthetics. GOTHS: A GUIDE TO AN AMERICAN SUBCULTURE offers a concise, easy-to-follow history of the subculture that explores its emergence and its impact on popular culture in the United States. The book covers films, bands, and artists central to Goth culture, with emphasis on the Goth approach to fashion and body adornment. In addition, it discusses how America's Goth culture has influenced Goth populations elsewhere and how international developments have changed the U.S. Goth community. The volume is enriched with biographies of prominent Goth celebrities, such as Marilyn Manson and Robert Smith, as well as with interviews that offer readers a firsthand view of the culture. It concludes with an evaluation of Goth culture today, a look at what the future might hold, and a discussion of the significance of Goth culture to American society as a whole..

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Guides to Subcultures and Countercultures.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: History of Goth.
2: Goth Music and the Dark Sound.
3: Fashion, Bodies, and Beauty.
4: Goth Fiction and Fantasy.
5: The Community of Goth.
6: The Perennial Gothic.
Biographical Sketches.
Glossary of Goth Slang.
Primary Documents.
Annotated Bibliography.
About the Author.