Rituals of gothic recreation: an analysis of the personal and social significance of Whitby Gothic Weekend

Abbas, Andrea and Shildrick, Tracy (2002) Rituals of gothic recreation: an analysis of the personal and social significance of Whitby Gothic Weekend. In: The power of oral history: memory, healing and development. the International Oral History Association and the University of Natal, Natal, pp. 161-176. ISBN 0620291613

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This paper was published in a book of conference proceedings from the 22nd International Oral History Association Conference. It explored the significance of attending and participating in Whitby Gothic festival. It draws upon Vicor Turner's analysis of status reversal to argue that the festival is a form of renewal and that the event symbolises a set of idealised goth values.

Additional Information:This paper was published in a book of conference proceedings from the 22nd International Oral History Association Conference. It explored the significance of attending and participating in Whitby Gothic festival. It draws upon Vicor Turner's analysis of status reversal to argue that the festival is a form of renewal and that the event symbolises a set of idealised goth values.
Keywords:leisure, place, gender, Victor Turner, Status Reversal
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Education
ID Code:7775
Deposited On:01 Mar 2013 16:37

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