Dark webs: goth subcultures in cyberspace

Whittaker, Jason (2007) Dark webs: goth subcultures in cyberspace. Gothic Studies, 9 (1). pp. 35-45. ISSN 1362-7937

Full content URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.7227/GS.9.1.5

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Abstract

While Goths tend to be neglected in more mainstream media, they are thriving as part of online communities as part of the phenomenon of net.Goths. This paper considers some of the recent manifestations of such subcultural activities online, especially in relation to the practice of demarcating the boundaries of participation through displays of cultural capital (such as music and fashion), and aspects of communication that have emerged on the Internet such as ?trolling?. The overarching concern of this paper is to explore some of the ways in which defining a subculture virtually may reinforce activities of the group in other environments.

Keywords:goth, internet
Subjects:Q Linguistics, Classics and related subjects > Q320 English Literature
Divisions:College of Arts > School of English & Journalism > School of English & Journalism (English)
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Deposited On:25 Feb 2015 14:37

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