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is it wrong to say that the goth subculture has philosophy and politics?

some day ago i talked with a person that said "saying that goth subculture has philosophy and politic is fallacy" is this person right? where i can read about this?

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Why is this subculture called goth

So basically I am a history buff and also a goth and I was wondering why is this subculture and genre of music called "goth". Cause historically it referred to an actual race of people instead of a music-based subculture. I looked arpund the sub reddit and didn't really find a straight answer. So my question basically is why are the genre and subculture called "goth" and what are its origins Edit: I know this is a dumb question but it has been bugging me for a while

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Is gothic literature a part of the subculture still?

So this is something I’ve been perplexed about for awhile, so Ik the subculture was founded on music and that, but I feel like there’s not much emphasis on gothic literature all that much, at least not anymore.

My uncle said literature was just as important as the music in the 90’s, but it feels like we’ve all kind of forgotten about it these days. I mean, I got into the subculture from gothic literature, and it’s been around for WAY longer than the music, so why don’t we ever talk about it?

Surely being goth has SOMETHING to do do with influence of gothic horror stories? Listening to the music is fine, but it’s literally the bare minimum of how to be goth, and of this rich subculture full of mixes and mingling of so many different influences (seeing as how the music is so widespread in genres) and doesn’t the literature capture that too?

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Political history of the goth subculture?

To start things off, I‘d like to explain my reasoning behind this post. I have considered myself to be goth for about a year now (give or take). In this time I‘ve only learned about the musical history of the subculture, which is by far the most important it seems. The partition from mainstream punk to the opening of the Batcave (which isn‘t all too far apart time-wise iirc.) Have I missed an important political event or movement?

Recently I’ve been indulging in more goth tiktok content, which i‘ve been steering clear of because well.. tiktok can be cruel and misleading. I came across a video talking about how the musical history is important, however the political side and the ideals are more important. Ideals? Politics? Have I missed something? (i possibly might have, as one cant know everything)

In this persons comments I proceeded to inform them about how the music is the core and main part of the subculture. I asked them in a relatively friendly manner if they could tell me about the political side of the subculture because I had assumed the subculture to be mainly music focused unlike the Punk culture which it originated from.

They seemed to have taken my comment as a sort of attack or rant which wasn’t my intention at all. I apologized and wanted to make sure that they knew I was genuinely asking a question in hopes to learn more. They ended up blocking me before I could properly get my point across.

I apologize if this is a hard and/or long read. This topic has been bothering me because I genuinely didn‘t want to offend this person. I hope somebody here could tell me about the more political side of the goth subculture.

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My experience with the Goth subculture

So, I've been interested in the gothic subculture for a couple of weeks. Being a goth has confused me and I say that I am in my school but in reality, I have no Idea. I dress up in black, I read a lot of gothic literature, and I am interested in many of the things I see about the subculture. I also listen to the music…or I think I do at least. I live in a small Christian conservative town so goth people are a rarity in my school (I think it is only me and one other person who can be even somewhat considered goth) and I don't have anyone to really talk to on this matter so I go online to do discover more. Every time I do so I fall down the rabbit holes of the 'sexualizing of goths' and the 'you're not a real goth if…' style posts and it always makes me doubt myself and who I want to be. I love the music but I don't know if everything I'm considering goth music is actual goth music. I'm still determined to learn more about the subculture and even if I don't become goth (despite me wanting to) I will still be a wholehearted supporter and lover of it. I don't expect any help from this post I just wanted to tell my story to people I know are true goths and who wouldn't judge me.

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Does anyone still get criticized and get called a “poser” even though you’re goth like doing everything that’s apart of the subculture etc?

I go through this sometimes. I listen to the music, participate in everything that’s with the subculture/community, etc. I usually get called a poser at school because I listen to J-goth and other random reasons. but I listen to all the goth classics. Sometimes I think these things happen more often ever since the term “tik tok goth police” became a thing. Just a random thought. What are your thoughts and comments about this? (Hopefully this entire thing I type doesn’t confuse anyone I barely post on here)

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From your perspective, what are some core values or essential philosophical tenets of the goth subculture?

I pose and inquire this question from a relative outsider’s perspective, nonetheless I’ve retained in a interest and appreciation for gothic art, aesthetics, music etc.

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I have a little YouTube channel based around music, travel, club life, dark tourism and subculture 🦇

One of my favorite ways to express my creativity within the subculture is by making these MVs using my favorite songs at the time and putting them to footage of me exploring the darker corners of the world. These places are often bat caves in different cities to delve into local scenes, concerts, and record stores, old cemeteries, alternative fashion boutiques and markets, macabre attractions, and places filled with dark history. Some are concert footage or conversations around my vinyl collection. Hopefully, you all will enjoy some of my shenanigans in this creepy little world, here are some of my latest adventure:

Gothic Salem/Boston

Gothic LA

Gothic Nashville

Gothic Mexico City

Cemetery Tourism

Live Music

Some Vinyl talk

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Anyone else grow up in the subculture?

My mother was pretty damn goth when I was growing up, and she still is. When I was young, I remember I had an iPod touch chock full of bands like Switchblade Symphony, Black Tape for a Blue Girl, Angelspit, Nox Arcana, London After Midnight, and a bunch of other gothic rock, dark cabaret, darkwave, industrial bands and songs, and some from other genres that make up the subculture. When I was getting to be the same size as her between, like, 5th and 6th grade, we'd share a bunch of clothes, I also remember being really happy to wear her super nice black lace skirt to school or one of her many many sick graphic t-shirts. Plus I loved her jewelry, lots of snakes and skulls and the like that I thought was so cool. Gothic movies and books and a bunch of macabre artwork she made and bought also was around the house when I was a kid. Just… Everything, I guess!

Ended up distancing myself from the subculture as a teenager, as teenagers will do, but in my 20s I feel drawn back to it a bit. Honestly makes me really nostalgic, the music and the fashion and the pop culture and really everything! I was wondering if anybody else also grew up in it, just out of curiosity 🙂

Thanks you!!

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In ‘Goth: A History,’ The Cure co-founder Lol Tolhurst traces the often-misunderstood subculture

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