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Youth Subcultures <br />
Introduction<br />	A youth subculture is a youth based subculture with distinctive styles, behaviours <br />and interests....
Features Of Subcultures <br />	Youth subcultures are often defined or distinguishable by elements such as fashions,<br />b...
Examples of Youth Subcultures <br />Hippies: mostly in the middle class, which originated in San Francisco in the 1960s an...
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Youth Subcultures

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Youth Subcultures

  1. 1. Youth Subcultures <br />
  2. 2. Introduction<br /> A youth subculture is a youth based subculture with distinctive styles, behaviours <br />and interests. According to theories , members often signal their membership by either <br />making distinctive or symbolic choices, for example, clothing styles or hairstyles. However, <br />common interests, dialects and slang, and music genres can be an important factor. Youth <br />subcultures offer an identity outside social institutions such as family, work, home and <br />school. <br /> Social class, ethnicity and gender can also play apart in youth subcultures. When people <br />do studies of youth subcultures they usually look at the symbolic references attached to <br />clothing, music, and other visible affections by the members and how these symbols are <br />interpreted by members of the dominate culture. <br /> A general reference of youth subcultures refers to the ways people (adolescences and <br />teenagers) differentiate themselves from the general culture of their community. <br />
  3. 3. Features Of Subcultures <br /> Youth subcultures are often defined or distinguishable by elements such as fashions,<br />beliefs, slang, dialects, behaviours or interests . Vehicles have played a big part in youth <br />subcultures, in the UK during the 1960’s, mod’s were associated with scooters while rockers <br />were associated with motorcycles. Many youth subcultures are associated with specific <br />music genres, and in some cases music has been the primary characteristic of the group <br />such as with, Punks, Ravers, Metalheads, Goths, Gangsters, Emo and Indie.<br />
  4. 4. Examples of Youth Subcultures <br />Hippies: mostly in the middle class, which originated in San Francisco in the 1960s and <br />quickly spread around the world. They listened to psychedelic rock, embraced the sexual <br />revolution, and used drugs such as marijuana and LSD to explore different states of <br />consciousness. <br />Rastafarian: a black youth subculture and religious movement which arose in the ghettos <br />of Kingston, Jamaica in the 1950’s. Men grew their hair longer and wore it in dreadlocks and <br />wore woollen caps, used marijuana and listened to reggae music.<br />Punks: associated with punk rock music in the 1950’s. It included music, ideologies, fashion, <br />visual art, dance, literature and film. They dressed with the intention to shock and hair was <br />dyed in bright colours. <br />Bikers: it originated in Britain which evolved out of the Teddy Boys in the 1960’s. They <br />usually wore black leather jackets, jeans and boots and had greasy hair. They rode around <br />on motorcycles and listened to Rock’n’Roll. <br />Skinheads: first appeared in England in the late 1960’s as a working class reaction to <br />Hippies. Hair was cuts close to the scalp, wore work shirt and cropped jeans and heavy red <br />boots. They were heavily involved in attacks with Asians and football hooliganisms. <br />

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