2. WHO IS A GOTH ??????????? GOTHS are those people who have an interest in the darker side of life - be that black comedy, horror films, Romantic dress, the supernatural, or just music that has been, for whatever reason, labeled 'gothic'.
9. GOTH TYPES ROMANTIC GOTH: Attitude: My capacity for love is certainly greater than this mortal coil can bear. Clothes: Anything with lace and frills: Edwardian, Victorian , renaissance. MOPEY GOTH Attitude: Gentle people always perish in an unkind world. Clothes: romantic , modern . FETISH GOTH Attitude: Gentle people are excellent for spanking. Clothes: leather, PVC, fishnet, chains . RAVER GOTH Attitude: If it don't glow, it don't show. Clothes: phat pants, t-shirts, tank tops, flourescent thingies
10. RAVER GOTH attitude: If it don't glow, it don't show. clothes: phat pants, t-shirts, tank tops, flourescent thingies GOTH GEEK attitude: It's better than being a plain geek. clothes: modern VAMPIRE GOTH attitude: Vampires are cool. clothes: formal, jetset , romantic . REN FAIRE GOTH attitude: The Renaissance Faire and role-playing games are cool. clothes: medieval, renaissance , Scottish. Other Dark People : DEATHROCKERS , RIVETHEADS , METALHEADS , WEEKENDERS
13. Literature: 19 th century romance and horror, Anne Rice, Neil Gaiman Major: Humanities: art, literature, psychology, etc. Music: Gothic Natural: Habitat: Ocemetaries, cafés, bookstores, libraries, laboratories, the internet, And the incredibly dark and evil gothic nightclub (spooky spooky) Tourists beware! Natural Range: Northern Europe and English-speaking countries. England and Germany are the two cultural focii. Occupation: Artist, computer-related, literature-related, student, clerk Race: Any (but being pale is a big plus) Religion: None, any
18. THE GOTHIC CULTURE What is the Goth culture? It is basically indefinable, because "Goth" means different things to each follower. Many adopt unusual fashions in order to separate themselves from other youth. Gordon A. Crews, associate dean of the School of Justice Studies at Roger Williams University in Bristol, CT is an investigator of what he calls the "occult" which-- in his opinion -- includes the Goth culture. He said: "It is up to the individual to define what Goth is for themselves ... The mentality is, 'I want to be left alone but I want to be seen. I want to see the shock on other peoples' faces."
19. Gothic Literature Gothic fiction is an important genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. As a genre, it is generally believed to have been invented by the English author Horace Walpole, with his 1764 novel The Castle of Otranto. The effect of Gothic fiction depends on a pleasing sort of terror, an extension of essentially Romantic literary pleasures that were relatively new at the time of Walpole's novel.
20. The Goths were one of the most important "barbarian" tribes responsible for the downfall of the Roman Empire and the politics of early Medieval Europe. By the 4th century CE, the Goths were becoming Christianized. At this time, the Goths wrote their language using their version of the Futhark alphabet, but it was deemed to be a pagan invention. Except for a few Norse inscriptions in runes, records of Gothic are older than those for any other Germanic language.
24. In a way similar to the gothic revivalists' rejection of the clarity and rationalism of the neoclassical style of the Enlightened Establishment, the term "gothic" became linked with an appreciation of the joys of extreme emotion, the thrill of fearfulness and awe inherent in the sublime, and a quest for atmosphere. The ruins of gothic buildings gave rise to multiple linked emotions by representing the inevitable decay and collapse of human creations— thus the urge to add fake ruins as eye catchers in English landscape parks. English Protestants often associated medieval buildings with what they saw as a dark and terrifying period, characterized by harsh laws enforced by torture, and with mysterious, fantastic and superstitious rituals.
34. Fanzines The major achievement of the second generation was development of Fanzines A fanzine is a non - professional publication produced by fans of a particular cultural phenomenon (such as a musical genre) for the pleasure of others who share their interest . Typically, publishers, editors and contributors to fanzines receive no financial compensation Earlier magazines such as Permission were allied to the punk roots of Goth, while later magazines such as Carpe Noctem focused more on the lace-and-poetry romantic sound .
35. Third Generation(1995-Present) Thanks to internet communities and broader CD distribution, fans of the genre were no longer regionally based, the music was becoming more globalized than before . The formerly underground sub-cultural aesthetic of goth was incorporated into the sound and image of several popular mainstream bands such as HIM , Marilyn Manson , and more recently Evanescence although these bands did not produce goth rock . The term "goth" became associated in the public's mind with these mainstream bands .
36. Conclusion Though the goth rock has diminished in popularity and its record sales have fallen off, there are still events, labels, and publications supporting it. Dancing Ferret Discs, Projekt Records, and Metropolis Records are releasing goth music in the American market. New Gothic Music is being produced by European labels like Strobelight Records, while Cherry Red has been reissuing early goth rock recordings.
38. Depicts one’s commitment towards the sub-culture Core is individual taste, as it attempts to subvert mainstream conventions of how one must look Among traditional female Goths, tight-fitting trousers and boots with a slight military look are quite popular . As opposed in most other subcultures gothic males almost wear as much makeup as the females . Male Goths may be seen in skirts, dresses, corsets, and other culturally female attire
39. Gothic Fashion Shows As the size and sophistication of the goth apparel industry has grown, in many places goth-specific fashion shows have sprung up The mainstream fashion world pays little regard to goth fashion, and therefore independent gothic fashion events, are necessary for goth designers to show their designs on the catwalk Edge City, a large goth/alternative fashion show in Sydney, Australia
40. Because of their rejection from 'normal' society, GOTHS have banded together to associate with other free thinkers. This has a beneficial effect on both the individual and society as a whole. For the individual they have a sense of belonging, and friends they can associate with. For society it removes one more misfit filled with rage from society's streets.
41. Cambridge Goth Society was set-up to give anyone interested in gothic culture a place to meet other like-minded souls, to discuss gothic music, literature, film and lifestyle and to provide information on related events in and around Cambridge. GothSoc is an unofficial, student-run society. Anyone! You don't have to be a student, or even from Cambridge. You don't even have to be a goth - just friendly and open minded.
46. UNITY gatherings were far more than mere parties. They were events that occurred on full moon Saturdays and had special meaning to both patrons who attended and organizers, who spent much time in meticulous planning, organizing and decorating. Each event was the realization of a story or legend. The living out of a fantasy, that carried within it a special message and followed in sequence according to time and circumstance. The Unity Gatherings had the largest budget and were the best attended functions of their sort, in South Africa during their time…they will live forever in the hearts and minds of those who participated.
48. Are goths evil? Goths consider themselves witnesses of the horrific. The media interprets this as meaning they are the perpetrators. Goths are peaceful and respectful in a way that would put most norms to shame. Do goths think they are/want to be vampires? No. Some goths think that vampires are very cool, others think the whole concept is stupid. In general, goths are not crazy. There are always fringe people that attract media attention, but this problem is not unique to the gothic world. Are goths religious? Some are, some aren't. All goths are in love with religious imagery, though, because of its power, darkness, and intangibilty. Is goth a fad? Goth culture has been around for 20 years and is showing no sign of waning. However, some say that dark themes tend to appear and disappear at the end of an era, much as was seen in the gothic movement in literature at the end of the 19 th century. Mainstream interest/tourism/purchasing in the gothic world is certainly fad-based, and tends to come and go. Is goth a movement? Artistically, yes. Socially, probably not. Goths don't try to recruit normal people and they don't care whether the mainstream appropriates aspects of gothic culture. They mostly want to be left alone. It's widely believed that you can't learn to be goth; it's some personality type that you either have or you don't.