Re: Assignment week 1
- I am currently living in Atlanta and I have noticed the goth culture
here also. People tend to think of this group as scary, often
because they will wear crosses, skulls, or chains, but upon further
study, they are indeed a very close knit group who are eager to let
--- In CostumeHistoryClass@yahoogroups.com, Roslyn Howie
>My next thought was 'Ocrap. This won't be easy.' The goth
> Late, late, late. Sorry, sorry, sorry :).
> When I read this assignment, my immediate thought was 'Goth'.
subculture incorporates a most extraordinary diversity of fashion.
Ask any three goths 'What is goth?' and I can almost guarantee you
will get three different answers. After all:
>be goth, and this is apparent in their dress, which provides a
> You can wear a black t-shirt and cargo pants and be a goth.
> You can wrap yourself head to toe in PVC and be a goth.
> You can wear full reproduction Victorian mourning and be a goth.
> You can trail yards of pink lace and be a goth.
> People have very different interpretations of what it means to
platform for each individual to express their self, their concept of
goth, with no real adherence to a social code apart from the
overwhelming tendancy towards 'black on black with a black motif'.
>never been aware of any particular status or ranking system within
> The concept of status is an interesting one. I personally have
the community. On the contrary the idea of people of a certain
status (or lack thereof) being defined by their clothing, or
restricted in what they wear, is utterly foreign. I think one of
the defining features of the Goth culture is that experimentation
and expression is encouraged and applauded, and people know it is a
safe place to express themselves as creatively or bizarrely as they
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