"Goth Culture: Gender, Sexuality, & Style" by Dunja Brill is a good read. Since this post was made a year ago you probably already read it. If you haven't yet, I would seriously recommend reading it even if just it's just for fun.
: I know this thread is old but for anyone who's
: still interested in this subject there's an
: academic book on the subject by Dunja Brill
: called: "Goth Culture: Gender,
: Sexuality & Style".
: I haven't read it yet but intend to. It
: looks like an interesting book. Goths
: interviewed in the book are from Germany,
: the UK and US.
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: Hi to any readers,
: I'm doing an essay for my sociology unit and
: am trying to dig up some info.
: From my general interest in the subculture
: over the last few years I get the impression
: that females play a large role in shaping
: the culture. Many goth sites, such as this
: one, seem to be maintained by women.
: I was wondering whether there is a divide in
: the culture between guys stuff and girls
: stuff, or is it that neither gender having
: significantly more influence then the other?
: Are there macho/chauvinistic (traditional
: male values) branches of goth where women
: are marginalised?
: Thanks in advance,