The strange and spooky battle over bats and black dresses: The commodification of Whitby Goth Weekend and the loss of a subculture

@article{Spracklen2014TheSA,
  title={The strange and spooky battle over bats and black dresses: The commodification of Whitby Goth Weekend and the loss of a subculture},
  author={Karl Spracklen and Beverley Spracklen},
  journal={Tourist Studies},
  year={2014},
  volume={14},
  pages={102 - 86}
}
From counterculture to subculture to the ubiquity of every black-clad wannabe vampire hanging around the centre of Western cities, Goth has transcended a musical style to become a part of everyday leisure and popular culture. The music’s cultural terrain has been extensively mapped in the first decade of this century. In this article, we examine the phenomenon of the Whitby Goth Weekend, a modern Goth music festival, which has contributed to (and has been altered by) the heritage-tourism… 
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