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The world's number 1 Goth talk podcast! On Cemetery Confessions we discuss news related to the goth community, we take an academic approach to sociological and psychological goth topics, we also review music, movies and a lot more. Our mission is to further support, expand, and commiserate with the goth/industrial community on an international level.
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034 - Individuality vs. Conformity
Welcome to episode 34 of Cemetery Confessions! This month we are taking a retrospective on the last 40 years of goth, we are reviewing the new EP from Rendez-vous, and we are discussing the paradox of a goth identity, and what it means to be an individual within the context of a communal culture. If you enjoy the show, please consider supporting us on Patreon. You can subscribe to the show via our podcast app or iTunes. You can E-mail us at CemeteryConfessions@gmail.com Our guests this month are Trae and Dani. ~Guest Introductions~ News: 40 years of goth 25:40 What is Normal Anyways? Album Review: 1:16:17 Rendez-vous - Distance Philosophy Corner: 1:29:33 This month we are talking about what it means to be an individual within a group context, what elements create a goth identity, and how authenticity plays into the structure of goth culture and identity construction. While the supposed bifurcation of individualism and conformism, is less discursive a topic than “what is goth”, it is nevertheless just as contentious. We’ve all heard comments such as, “you all look the same”, or, “goth is what you make it”, and, “it’s about being a pure individualist”. Goth identity in some ways then, might be seen as a paradox. So, what we are going to look at tonight is how a goths lived experience, adherence to venerated ideals, and their shared epistemology, coexist with a simultaneous eschewing of labels, and desire to avoid precise classification. I’m hoping we can also touch on the extent to which that paradoxica