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Goth subculture

  1. 1. Goth Subculture David Alvan
  2. 2. Who are they? • Goths are found in many countries around the world. • It began in England during the 1980s in the Gothic rock scene. • They are one of the subcultures that has survived longer than others from the same era. • Apart from the music they listen to, they are also recognized for their fashion – their style include a combination of Victorian and punk styles, as well as dark make up and styled hair. • They listen to music such as death punk, hard rock, and neoclassical. • Usually associated with a horror movie image.
  3. 3. Examples of Goths These are some examples of Goths. As you can see, their Appearance stand out, from the hair to make up to costume, They are easily recognizable.
  4. 4. How they are seen in the media Goths are actually not seen as a negative subculture. On the contrary, they are seen as a subculture that get bullied by gangs and other social cultures. Perhaps this is because of the way they choose to express themselves in regards to their appearance. As you can see on the left, this is an article from the BBC about various attacks on different subcultures, including Goths. Full article:
  5. 5. How they are seen in the media The Oxford English Dictionary defines a goth as "a performer or fan of [goth] music, or anyone who adopts a similar appearance, typically through the use of dark eye make-up and pale skin colouring, dark clothes, and bulky metallic jewellery". This article, similar to the previous one, explains that the attacks on Goths and these kind of subcultures have been increasing since a murder in 2007. The media portray Goths as people that identity themselves with the music they listen to, familiarizing themselves with the strong, meaningful lyrics.
  6. 6. Media explaining Goths This article mentions that Goths are just people who love art. They are not portrayed as a violent group. This perhaps contrast their representation in the media because their love for art is clearly visible in the way they dress or their make up. Also, this article support the idea that even though they are in a subculture group that choose to be how the are, they are very smart people that attend to university and get a degree. In this case, the media are perhaps supporting Goths and their choices, making the public understand what they are and what they do, instead of representing them in a negative way. Full article: .stm