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Goth Subculture

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Jennifer Rushing

on 17 September 2014

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Transcript of Goth Subculture

Goth music generally consists of alternative and post-punk bands. The genre combines "dark, often keyboard-heavy music with introspective, dark and mostly romantic lyrics"
Modern Goth
Goth culture began with the romantic/gothic era of literature that began during the revolutionary war. Washington Irving's "The legend of Sleepy Hollow" and many of Edgar Allen Poe's works were key influences in the development of goth culture
Art
Fashion
Gender and Sexuality
Since the 70s the goth scene has refused "traditional standards of sexual propriety"
Origin Of Goth
Goth Culture became popular in the early 80s and derived from the growing punk/metal scene of the 60s and 70s
Goth Subculture
Jennifer Rushing
Music
Sources

Gothic and romantic art "validated intense emotion as an authentic source of aesthetic experience, placing new emphasis on such emotions as apprehension, horror and terror, and awe—especially that which is experienced in confronting the sublimity of untamed nature and its picturesque qualities
20th Century Influences
Religion
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goth_subculture
http://goth.net/
By the 1960s, TV series such as The Addams Family and The Munsters used these stereotypes for comedic purposes
Tim Burton heavily influenced goth in the 20th century with films like Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands, and Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
"Gothic fashion is a clothing style marked by conspicuously dark, mysterious, exotic, and complex features."
Goth culture is accepting of people of all genders
Goth culture is usually associated with satanism but every induvidual has their own beliefs ranging, from christian, catholic, agnostic, atheist, to religions like paganism, wicca, buddhist,hinduism, ect.
Literature
Gothic literature that combines fiction with elements of horror and Romanticism.It originated in England in the second half of the 18th century and had much success in the 19th, as witnessed by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the works of Edgar Allan Poe.
Architecture
Gothic architecture is a style of architecture that flourished during the high and late medieval period. It evolved from Romanesque architecture and was succeeded by Renaissance architecture. It originated in 12th-century France
Pastel Goth
Hipster Goth
Gothic Lolita
Goth vs Emo
http://www.diffen.com/difference/Emo_vs_Goth
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