Mon, 2 August 2021
This month we are talking about the book ‘Italian Goth Subculture: Kindred Creatures and other Dark Enactments’. We’ll be exploring the ways Italian Darks brought forth their subculture in the 80’s through activism, social interaction, consumption practices (literature, art, and music) and the negotiation of subcultural canon. We’ll also be discussing the similarities and differences of these enactments to today’s goth subculture and examining the academic frameworks used to understand the stories shared by 24 Italian darks.
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Introduction to the Episode
Brief Background on Subcultural Theory 9:30
Socio-Political environment in 1980’s Milan 21:45
Activist Enactment 26:12
Club Enactment 47:12
Loner Enactment 1:05:00
Social Practice Theory and Authenticity 1:26:34
Dark Cannon 1:46:36
Sinister Suggestions 2:43:06