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Essay Request Coming Through! [Oct. 10th, 2007|07:36 pm]


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I apologize if I'm doing anything wrong by posting this here. I'm in the process of writing a paper where I define 'goth'. I've been told to use two reliable sources, but that the points I discuss are all my ideas. Simply using the two sources to support my ideas, I guess. I'm hoping to write on:
  • music
  • fashion
I am also in need of a third point. Where I am struggling most is how to focus down those broad points into something manageable. I'm really in need of the help.

Most of all, the reliable sources are the stumbling blocks. Books, websites that are sure to be right, whatever could be given. I must say this, though. Wikipedia is not an option.

I thank all of you again, both for any help you might bring, as well as allowing me this space.

Cross-posted to  heirs2thethrone and shoindiematrix

From: catsandmorphine
2007-10-11 06:10 am (UTC)
Oooh I have to do one of those soon!

Two books I have are one called "The Goth Bible" by Nancy Kilpatrick and "Goth Chic" by Gavin Baddeley.

The first deals with your basics on what it is to "be" goth or whatever, but then has interviews/opinions from various goths around ze world yay! I'm not sure if it qualifies in the full on educational anthropological genre but it seems to go beneath the "goths listen to this" "goths wear this" information.

The second spells Siouxsie Sioux's name wrong! But besides that horrdendous atrocity it goes back into time to the movie/music/literature aspect and the elements that seemed to "lead up" to the current scene. For example black and white vampire movies!

I bought them for fun not any research purposes but I hope that helps!

Oh and there is also this site... http://www.gothicsubculture.com/

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