Youth Cults, explores the family tree of youth movements, examining the lines that tie Beatniks to Bikers, Punks to Emos, Goths to Metal Heads. Illustrated throughout, the book presents a sumptuous visual history of youth culture, and the style, behaviour and values of the groups who have defined it.
Gavin Baddeley is a graduate of Cambridge University. As a journalist, he has written for a variety of publications on his specialized subjects of the occult, rock music and trash culture. As a lecturer he has conducted a summer school on the occult. He was also made an official British representative of the Church of Satan by its late founder, Anton LaVey. He is the author of Lucifer Rising,, Dissecting Marilyn Manson, Goth Chic: A Connoisseur’s Guide to Dark Culture, Goth: Vamps and Dandies, and Vampire Lovers: Screen’s Seductive Creatures of the Night.