Contemporary Gothic

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Product Details

Price
$23.94
Publisher
Reaktion Books
Publish Date
Pages
176
Dimensions
6.0 X 0.5 X 8.2 inches | 0.75 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781861893017
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About the Author

Catherine Spooner is a lecturer in English at Lancaster University in the United Kingdom. She is the author of Fashioning Gothic Bodies.

Reviews

Why won't Goth die? In Contemporary Gothic, Catherine Spooner performs a critical vivisection of the Goth subculture aesthetic to isolate the reasons why it eternally resurfaces in marginal and mainstream contemporary culture. Cutting through the subculture's conventions and clichés, Spooner examines Goth's roots in the gothic literary tradition while deftly deconstructing some of the more visible examples of Gothic pervasiveness. . . . Spooner also eloquently demonstrates that even commercially marketed and consumed Goth culture provides a vital intelligent, critical counterpoint to the pop, sparkle and giggle of mass popular culture.-- "Art Review" (1/22/2007 12:00:00 AM)
Interesting and accessible.--Alastair Mabbott "Glasgow Herald" (1/6/2007 12:00:00 AM)
Refreshingly free of the kind of heavy theoretical jargon that would make even the palest goth blanch in dismay.--Mikita Brottman "The Chronicle Review" (6/15/2007 12:00:00 AM)