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Self harm in Goth youth subculture: Study merely reinforces popular stereotypes

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.332.7551.1215-b (Published 18 May 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1215
  1. Michelle Phillipov (michelle.phillipov@adelaide.edu.au), postgraduate student
  1. Department of English, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia

    EDITOR—While Goth subculture is the focus of Young et al's study, they cite only two references, only one academic.1 The authors have not consulted other pertinent studies2 3 and have not framed the results with respect to existing knowledge. For example, while Young et al show a prevalence of young men (about 2:1) in the “Goth” category, Hodkinson, …

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