Subculture for Sale

Paperback: 100 pages
Language: Englisch
Publisher: wvb Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Berlin; (7. Juli 2008)
ISBN-10: 3865733727
ISBN-13: 978-3865733726

Subculture for Sale? presents an analysis of German and British Goth music fanzines and magazines from both a journalistic and a media and cultural studies perspective. Tracing the cultural and production values of Goth music journalism across a variety of publications ranging from low-profile fanzines to professional newsstand titles, the book delivers an insightful discussion of alternative media publishing. Through the lens of subcultural publishing, the author also offers a fresh look at central media and audience studies concepts like lifestyle communities, (sub)cultural codes of communication, and underground or alternative culture and its relation to the ‘mainstream’.