Encyclopedia Gothica by Liisa Ladouceur

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While this book would be an excellent opportunity for a “gother than thou” purist to rail against rival Goth sects, Ladouceur gives ample play to Perky Goths, Romantigoths, Mall Goths, Trad Goths, Cybergoths and Corp Goths, although, the book does make clear that modern, blood-drinking vampirism...is well outside the normal boundaries...
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A guidebook to the language of the most shadowy of subcultures, this work collects and defines more than 550 Gothic words and phrases. Compiled by an acclaimed Goth journalist and poet, this compendium provides insight into the unique vernacular of this fascinating community, describing in detail and with black humor the fashion, music, and lifestyle as well as sharing insider slang such as Baby Bat, Corp Goth, and the Gothic Two-Step. A Goth Band Family Tree and essential Goth listening, reading, and viewing recommendations are also included in this phantasmagorical work.

 

About Liisa Ladouceur

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Liisa Ladouceur is a music and culture journalist. She writes a music column for Rue Morgue magazine and can be heard on the weekly all-horror podcast on Rue Morgue Radio. She has been recognized as a Goth expert on numerous television programs and hosted the 2010 Gothic Toronto literary event at the Luminato Festival. Gary Pullin is an illustrator and the art director for Rue Morgue magazine. They both live in Toronto.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by ECW Press. 313 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Tristin Hopper on Nov 11 2011

While this book would be an excellent opportunity for a “gother than thou” purist to rail against rival Goth sects, Ladouceur gives ample play to Perky Goths, Romantigoths, Mall Goths, Trad Goths, Cybergoths and Corp Goths, although, the book does make clear that modern, blood-drinking vampirism...is well outside the normal boundaries...

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