Goth Chic: A Connoisseur's Guide to Dark Culture

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Plexus, 2002 - Social Science - 288 pages
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The joy of teenagers and the bane of parents and educators, Goth culture has carved deep inroads in mainstream American culture over the past 15 years. Primarily associated with music (particularly groups like The Cure, Nick Cave, and Nine Inch Nails), Goth also encompasses fashion, art, fetish clubs, horror comics, and vampire cults.

This lavishly illustrated book looks at Goth from both a pop and subculture perspective. Each chapter deals with a different artistic or cultural phenomenon -- such as literature, photography, trash Goth, and the femme fatale -- followed by an essay on specific aspects of the Goth aesthetic. The author's wide knowledge of the history of "the dark side" and his keen eye for cultural trends make for a peerless primer of a prevalent but little understood of cultural phenomenon.

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Occult, vampire and paranormal researcher E. R. Vernor, best known to his fans under the pen name Corvis Nocturnum, has been an invited speaker at the 2006 World Religions Seminar at Indiana-Purdue University Fort Wayne, he has also been a consultant in 2010 for A& E's Paranormal States episode Satan's Soldier, and a guest panelist at Dragon Con 2011 in Atlanta, GA alongside paranormal and vampire authors such as Michelle Belanger and Rosemary Ellen Guiley. As an official media representative for The Church of Satan, E. R. Vernor has appeared on The BET Channels' episode The Lexi Show on The Word Network, detailing the difference between Satanism as a religion versus Devil worship. The author is an artist who lectures on other subjects as well, such as vampires, zombies, secret societies and Goth culture, debunking the many myths and stereotypes prevalent about dark subcultures at conventions and universities. The author has had appearances in magazines such as the October 2009 Penthouse Magazine article interview on sex and Satanism, Philadelphia Weekly as an artist at Germ Gallery (2009); he occasionally is a writer for Dark Resurrected Magazine. He is the founder and publisher of Dark Moon Press. Corvis Nocturnum/E. R. Vernor has dual associates' degrees in Business Management and a Bachelor in Criminal Justice.

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